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Mannofield (3rd XI) - Match centre

Ellon
Mannofield 3rd XI
J Barrett 44, B Webb 26
Batting
Indika Yahathugoda 170, Rutiwk Hedge 47
Greg Thompson 3/8, Hirupam Doley 3/33
Bowling
Sat 17 Jun 13:00 - League

Indy fires Mannofield to another victory

Ellon in a spin

Mannofield traveled to bottom of the table Ellon looking for their 3rd Grade 1 victory on the bounce.

A fantastic Century from Indika Yahathugoda his second of the season was more than enough to see off the challenge of Ellon at Gordon Park.
Having lost the toss Mannofield were invited to bat.
The skipper went early and Hiru, the hero of the Bon Accord victory followed next ball. Clark and Indy steadied the ship for a few overs and were relieved when Ellon's opening pair were replaced after just 10 overs.
Indy was slowly getting into his stride and with Clark scoring sensibly and rotating the strike a major partnership was being formed.
Indy passed his fifty with ease (so much so it went unacknowledged from the side lines) he then accelerated and soon brought up another sumptuous century including 9 x 4's and 6 x 6's.
Clark fell to the returning Wade for an invaluable 37, this allowed Rutwik Hedge to come in and play freely, demonstrating his full range of shots in a blistering 47 before falling to the impressive Wade.
A change of bowling to the previously unused Middleton proved to be the end for Indy, his incredible innings finished on 170, a career best knock that included 16 x 4's and 11 x 6's.
The Mannofield innings finished with a few unnecessary points being handed to the opposition but all in all the dressing room was a very happy place to be....

Mannofield got off to an explosive start in the field with Greg Thompson taking a great catch at square leg removing the dangerous Davies with just 8 runs on the board.
A partnership of 50 between Barrett and the Ellon Skipper Ben Webb was ended with the introduction of Hiru Doley's leg spin.
Webb fell to Hiru's first ball via a catch at slip by the skipper, Middleton was next to go in the same fashion and already things looked bleak for the home side.
The introduction of more spin proved to be the nail in the coffin for Ellon as Greg came on and quickly picked up 3 wickets for jut 8 runs.
A run out by Hiru during Greg's spell left just the one wicket which was duly taken by the returning Nathan.
Ellon's number 11 was unable to bat which left the home side all out for 113 and well beaten by 159 runs.
Spin was king with Hiru taking 3 for 33 to go with Greg's 3 for 8

It was a wonderful innings by Indy well supported by Rutwik and Clark and a very professional performance in the field, taking some good catches (not dropping any) and converting the one run out chance we had.

Its a little disappointing that the Grades reporter has to dwell on one umpiring decision instead of the positives above, especially given that it wasn't the only contentious decision on the day.
As with all games of cricket there are always decisions that both teams are not going to be happy with and it really makes it difficult when no neutral umpire is available. It is doubly difficult for teams that have a number of under 18's in their team as Mannofield do every week.


Scorecard

Ellon won the toss and decided to bowl.

Mannofield 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Steven Elliott
ct. S Davies, b. R Wade
2
0
0
0
 
Indika Yahathugoda
b. S Middleton
170
0
16
11
 
Hirupam Doley
b. R Wade
0
0
0
0
 
Clark Cameron
ct. S Middleton, b. R Wade
37
0
0
0
 
Rutiwk Hedge
Caught. b. R Wade
47
0
0
0
 
Greg Thompson
Caught. b. S Middleton
0
0
0
0
 
Nathan Elliott
Run Out
0
0
0
0
 
Chandana Alawattage
b. R Wade
0
0
0
0
 
Richard Tonge
b. R Wade
1
0
0
0
 
Duncan Elliott
Not Out
0
0
0
0
 
Michael Elliott
Not Out
4
0
0
0
 
Extras
3w, 5b, 3nb
11
Total
for 9 wickets overs
272

Ellon batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
S Davies
ct. G Thompson, b. M Elliott
2
0
0
0
 
J Barrett
ct. M Elliott, b. H Doley
44
0
0
0
 
B Webb
ct. S Elliott, b. H Doley
26
0
0
0
 
S Middleton
ct. S Elliott, b. H Doley
4
0
0
0
 
A Jain
ro. H Doley
7
0
0
0
 
A Parks
ct. I Yahathugoda, b. G Thompson
0
0
0
0
 
L Mackie
b. G Thompson
10
0
0
0
 
R Wade
ct. C Cameron, b. G Thompson
0
0
0
0
 
W Middleton
Not Out
1
0
0
0
 
F Middleton
ct. H Doley, b. N Elliott
2
0
0
0
 
T Proctor
Retired Out
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
9w, 4b, 1lb, 3nb
17
Total
for 10 wickets overs
113

Mannofield 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Michael Elliott
7
1
30
1
4.3
Nathan Elliott
5
0
37
1
7.4
Hirupam Doley
6
0
33
3
5.5
Greg Thompson
4
1
8
3
2.0
Duncan Elliott
1
1
0
0
0.0

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