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OM cricketers win the final of The Cricketer Trophy 2015 tournament

August 10th, 2015

On Sunday 9th August, the Old Monmothians defeated Old Hurst Jonians (Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex) by 191 runs to win The Cricketer Trophy at Gerrards Cross CC, Buckinghamshire.

The Trophy tournament was formed in 2011 by the organisers of renowned The Cricketer Cup in an effort to expand participation, increase competition and ultimately raise standards. In time, teams that are successful in The Cricketer Trophy will push for a place in the main Cup competition.

In 2013 and 2014, the OMs went out in the first round to the respective winners Lancing Rovers (Lancing College, Sussex) and Old Millfieldians (Millfield School). This year, the club were awarded a free pass to the Quarter Final stage as Old Sennockians (Sevenoaks, Kent) forfeited the fixture. Old Millfieldians were the opposition at Monmouth and the favour was returned as the Old Monmothians romped to victory, chasing down 217 for the loss of just 3 wickets with 14 overs to spare. Oliver James, the star all rounder took 5 for 26 from his 10 overs and saw his side home with 52* supported admirably by the powerful hitter, Jon Denning (69*). An away leg to the capital awaited the OMs in the semi-final as they faced Old Westminsters (Westminster School). Again the Club chased down the target of 143 in positive fashion on a difficult wicket losing 4 wickets in the process with 20 overs remaining to advance to the final against Old Hurst Jonians at Gerrards Cross CC being a neutral venue.

Hurst won the toss and rather surprisingly elected to bowl first on what was a very warm day in Bucks. The OMs proceeded to pile the runs on with Glamorgan professional Jeremy Lawlor top scoring with a classy, and at times, belligerent 78. Jon Denning continued his fine form with the bat, smashing 76 off 52 balls including nine boundary 4s and two 6s and again Oli James reaffirmed his quality with a silky 67. After 49.3 overs, the Old Monmothians had posted an intimidating target of 322 all out. In reply, Hurst always struggled to keep up with the rate as opening pair of Jon Denning and Andrew Leering bagged two wickets a piece and it was down to the wily left arm spin of Gabriel Warwick to finish the opposition off as he finished with 4 for 33. Old Hurst Jonians were bowled out for 131 in 33.5 overs which saw the Old Monmothians home by 191 runs – winning The Cricketer Trophy for the first time.

OM 2015 Cricketers

Back Row L-R: Max Scarr, Jeremy Lawlor, Andrew Leering, Jonathan Denning, David Monk, Adarsh Aji, Gregory Fury (WK)
Front L-R: Tom Bevan, Sebastian Warwick (C), Oliver James, Gabriel Warwick


Result Summary

Result :    Old Monmothians CC – 1st XI – Won by 191 runs
Old hurstjohnians – 1st XI Old Monmothians CC – 1st XI
Score 131 for 10 (33.5 overs) ‘t’ 322 for 10 (49.3 overs) ‘b’

Old Monmothians CC – 1st XI

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Adarsh Aji ct O Meredith b  W Wright 24 4 0 30
2 Gregory Fury† b  W Wright 18 3 0 29
3 Jeremy Lawlor ct C Viggor b  O Khot 78 8 4 72
4 Max Scarr b  W Wright 2 0 0 18
5 Oli James ct M Harrison b  O Khot 67 8 1 66
6 Sebastian Warwick* ct C Viggor b  O Khot 2 0 0 8
7 Jon Denning b  M Harrison 76 9 2 52
8 Andrew Leering run out (Unsure) 5 0 0 11
9 David Monk ct C Viggor b  J Ludlow 9 2 0 5
10 Gabriel Warwick not out 5 0 0 4
11 Tom Bevan ct J Ludlow b  G Wisdom 3 0 0 4
Extras       b (4), lb (3), w (22), nb (4) 33
Total 322
Wickets all out
Overs 49.3

* = Captain, + = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

45-1 Gregory Fury (Adarsh Aji-0*); 66-2 Adarsh Aji (Jeremy Lawlor-0*); 93-3 Max Scarr (Jeremy Lawlor-0*); 179-4 Jeremy Lawlor (Oli James-0*); 191-5 Sebastian Warwick (Oli James-0*); 262-6 Oli James (Jon Denning-0*); 289-7 Andrew Leering (Jon Denning-0*); 314-8 Jon Denning(David Monk-0*); 315-9 David Monk (Gabriel Warwick-0*); 322-10 Tom Bevan (Gabriel Warwick-0*);

* = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 G Wisdom 9.3 0 72 1 0 0
2 R Noble 3 0 27 0 0 0
3 W Wright 10 0 34 3 0 0
4 M Harrison 9 1 43 1 0 0
5 M Isepp 5 0 48 0 0 0
6 O Khot 10 0 63 3 0 0
7 J Ludlow 3 0 28 1 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 7 1
Total 49.3 1 322 10 0 0

Old hurstjohnians – 1st XI

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 G Wisdom ct Gregory Fury b  Jon Denning 2 0 0 14
2 J Ludlow lbw b  Gabriel Warwick 50 8 0 57
3 C Viggor ct Jon Denning b  Andrew Leering 2 0 0 5
4 S Warrender† ct Gregory Fury b  Jon Denning 0 0 0 5
5 M Harrison* ct David Monk b  Andrew Leering 4 1 0 8
6 O Meredith ct Gregory Fury b  Oli James 35 5 1 48
7 W Wright st Gregory Fury b  Gabriel Warwick 4 0 0 11
8 T Harrison lbw b  Gabriel Warwick 0 0 0 1
9 M Isepp ct Max Scarr b  Gabriel Warwick 6 1 0 9
10 O Khot b  Max Scarr 16 2 0 23
11 R Noble not out 2 0 0 28
Extras       w (4), nb (6) 10
Total 131
Wickets all out
Overs 33.5

* = Captain, + = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

21-1 G Wisdom (J Ludlow-0*); 24-2 C Viggor (J Ludlow-0*); 27-3 S Warrender (J Ludlow-0*); 40-4 M Harrison (J Ludlow-0*); 101-5 J Ludlow (O Meredith-0*); 105-6 O Meredith (W Wright-0*); 105-7 T Harrison (W Wright-0*); 113-8 W Wright (M Isepp-0*); 114-9 M Isepp (O Khot-0*); 131-10 O Khot (R Noble-0*);* = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Jon Denning 7 0 29 2 0 0
2 Andrew Leering 6 0 27 2 0 0
3 David Monk 3 0 22 0 0 0
4 Gabriel Warwick 10 0 34 4 0 0
5 Oli James 7 2 15 1 0 0
6 Max Scarr 0.5 0 4 1 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 0 0
Total 33.5 2 131 10 0 0
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