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*Official* England 'A' in CWLand


Cricketer Of The Year
cricketboy29 said:
Now that's a tad blunt. But seriously Tarick you're on the verge of a jaso-type fiasco. Bide your time, and I'm sure you'll get there,
Jaso isnt a team man, I am.
and Im not saying anything about it. just show the stats, and ive said how I feel about it.
can't wait to go to the colts though :sleep:


International Regular
Kweek said:
Jaso isnt a team man, I am.
and Im not saying anything about it. just show the stats, and ive said how I feel about it.
can't wait to go to the colts though :sleep:
Methinks you've just shot yourself in the foot.:unsure:

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
Cricket Web Red v England 'A'

A day delayed due to the completion of the Charity Series, but here it is.

Cricket Web Red v England A
at CW Oval

A splendid encounter at the CW Oval ended in the tourists drawing first blood on tour, but the Reds put up a spirited fight against the odds. England A won the toss, and Vikram Solanki chose to bat on a fine CW Oval pitch, and looked confident of a big score when Cook and Bopara passed fifty without being seriously threatened by new-ball bowlers Watt and Edmunds. However, expansive shotmaking against Borcich saw England A crash to 83 for 3, and after a quick 40 from Ed Joyce the tourists succumbed to Dave Watt's reverse swing and sledging. They were 173 for 8 at one point, but bashing from Kabir Ali, Chris Tremlett (who was top scorer with 47) and James Anderson ensured a total of 262. Anderson then took two wickets in the first four balls, holding a return catch from Stedman before Feeney was caught at third slip.

Kenny Dobson and Rob Dauth started the rebuilding effort, with Dauth hammering 63 off 58 balls before smashing a short ball from Gareth Batty down the throat of Ravinder Bopara at deep mid on. What followed was a classic Red batting collapse: no one could hang around with Dobson, as Tremlett and Anderson feasted on wickets, and Red lost seven wickets for 67. Dave Watt then thumped 15 to take Red to 207, but still 55 in arrears. He then dismissed Alastair Cook for 4 with a beautiful inswinger, and when Borcich had Bopara and Joyce out in quick succession, Reds hoped for something more. Not so. Vikram Solanki played a restrained innings of 31 with Robert Key, and though Watt and Edmunds had the tail out cheaply, England A still totalled 246, with Key unbeaten on 137.

The chase did not look exciting when Anderson had Stedman, Feeney and Dauth all caught in his opening spell, but the Reds fought back thanks to a number of dropped catches from the tourists. Another half-century from Dobson, along with gritty innings from Jamee Gray and Marc Robbins, had Red in a potentially winning position at 206 for 5, needing just 85 for victory, but Tremlett's brace of wickets meant all hopes rested on Gaurav Nayak to hit the winning runs. Nayak, who had not played first class cricket for Red all season, tried to stand up, and took a standing ovation when he passed 50. However, his innings took a sad end as a mistimed pull shot found its way to Kabir Ali's outstreched hands for 51, seven short of his career high, and Ali and Tremlett cleaned up the tail as Red were all out for 246. In the end, a credible performance, but rather far from a winning one.

England A 262 all out
Cricket Web Red 207 all out
England A 246 all out
Cricket Web Red 246 all out
England A won by 55 runs
Man of the Match: James Anderson

Edit: As the WA game went along as planned, the tour schedule will be adhered to from now on.


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Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
England 'A' fast bowler sent home

Hampshire seamer Chris Tremlett has been ruled out for the duration of the tour of CWLand following a torn hamstring in the final innings of the match with CW Red. The ECB have called up last season's England U-19 player Stuart Broad of Leicestershire to replace Tremlett.


Hall of Fame Member
Tremlett is a significant loss for England, you'd have to say. Good effort by the Reds first up, to push a quality side all the way.

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
England 'A' team to face CW Blue on May 4

Some reshuffling for England A:

AN Cook
EC Joyce
OA Shah
*VS Solanki
R Clarke
+CMW Read
AG Wharf
LE Plunkett
SI Mahmood
JM Anderson


International Debutant
good performance with the ball from watt and borich. dobson stood out with the bat. good to see dauth in the runs aswell

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
Cricket Web Blue v England 'A'

Result comes a little bit early today:

Cricket Web Blue v England 'A'
PDV Dome

England A continued their streak of wins, as two fantastic innings from Ed Joyce took them to victory in the Dome. After winning the toss, Rikki Clarke and Ed Joyce dominated toothless bowling in the morning, and solid lower order contributions from Alex Wharf and Sajid Mahmood took the tourists past 300. First class debutant Manjunath Reddlapalli took three middle order wickets, but was generally ineffective otherwise, and Eric Clancroft waned away after a fiery morning spell which removed Alastair Cook and the in-form Robert Key. Joyce's innings was the highlight, however, as the Irishman contributed 80 runs and two big sixes off Reddlapalli.

Blue started well in chase of a daunting total, with Robert Cribb and Nitin Dravid pounding runs around the ground off new-ball bowlers Anderson and Mahmood. However, the introduction of Liam Plunkett into the attack brought two streaky wickets, and Alex Wharf and Rikki Clarke had a breakthrough each as Blue closed in a precarious position at 117 for 4.

The morning session belonged to Blues' inexperienced batsmen, however. Ben Wilshere, unaccustomed to the number three position, had survived through the afternoon, and now played the singles with ease - at the other end, debutant Reddlapalli seemed just as eager to run, and England A looked nowhere near a breakthrough. A couple of dropped catches before the end of the session ensured Blue went wicketless through the session, arguably their best of the game, and a further 28 runs were added before Reddlapalli inside edged Anderson for 91. Wilshere continued to bat well with the tail, bringing up his century by driving Wharf to the cover boundary, before getting out to Rikki Clarke in the next over. However, the cutting blade of Matt Smith ensured that Blue were level on first innings, and a couple of breakthroughs from Trav Demeza shook England A to 17 for 2.

Once again, it was the Clarke-Joyce partnership that rescued the tourists. Demeza picked up captain Solanki for 8 with the first over of his second spell to see the scoreboard read 105 for 4, but the pair cut runs everywhere around the ground to be in a commanding position at 246 for 4 at stumps. On the third morning, the stand was broken by Reddlapalli, who dismissed Clarke for 55 with the second ball of the day, and Chris Read quickly followed to Demeza, but Blue failed to capitalise on that advantage as Alex Wharf hit a quick half-century to take the tourists past 300. England A batted until shortly past lunch, when Ed Joyce was run out by de Silva for a magnificent 157 - leaving the inexperienced Blue line-up to make 369 to win.

They were nowhere near. James Anderson and Sajid Mahmood zipped the new ball about despite the lack of English clouds, taking four wickets in their new ball spell to leave Blue reeling at 45 for 4. A recovery came from Dinu de Silva and the impressive Reddlapalli, who did his best to secure a contract with this team after powering 42, but once Liam Plunkett had taken care of him there was little batting left. Despite the blazing innings of Matt Smith (40 off 25) and Eric Clancroft (his four-ball knock: suicidal single, four, six, caught in the deep), Blue fell well short of the target, though the English bowling without the new ball was far from impressive.

England A 331 all out
Cricket Web Blue 331 all out
England A 368 all out
Cricket Web Blue 228 all out
England A won by 140 runs
Man of the Match: Ed Joyce

Next match: CW A v England A on Saturday, followed by CW Green v England A on Sunday. Selectors, please take note.


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Hall of Fame Member
Impressive showing from Reddlapalli there on debut, and a solid game for Demeza and Wilshere too. Wasn't the greatest Blue performance in memory, but given how depleted our squad is you couldn't have expected dominance.


Hall of Fame Member
Green FC XI

R Malone*
A Lezama
N Scott
B Vaughan (wk)
M Gaukroger
R Hing
X Rose
K Goughy
A Cameron
M Mitchell

Mitchell and Goughy with the new ball then share the overs around, Hing to have a good bowl in the 2nd innings


International Regular
Do these versus England A games for our selected clubs stand as official career FC matches?
Would be great for WIlshere to have a ton :)

I thought the team that blue fielded played exceptionally well, with a few fringe players and 2 debutants on show. Well done :)

On a personal level, didn't bowl the best in the first innings, but taking 8 for the match and 5 in the second was very pleasing. Hopefully more to come for the CW A.