1998 – Martin Leslie takes 5-27 for Thurrock District

The Thurrock and District Cricket Association’s U13 team suffered a defeat by their Barking and Dagenham counterparts in 1998. This was an away game, but curiously the venue was in the London Borough of Redbridge, or, to be precise, at the Ford Sports and Social Club at Newbury Park. Although the result did not go in favour of Thurrock, Martin Leslie claimed five wickets for 27 runs from six overs. He bowled in two spells, three overs in each. The first three produced 0-16, but then produced 5-11 from his later spell as the hosts tried in vain to accumulate late runs as the end of the Barking and Dagenham innings approached.

  Match Scorecard  
  Innings of Barking and Dagenham U13          
               
  Daniel Finch c Mark Sansom b Chris Drake 19    
  Geoff Bracher c & b Martin Leslie   72    
  Russell Nobbs b Martin Leslie   27    
  Robert Greenway b Martin Leslie   3    
  Lee Matson c & b Thomas Hills   3    
  Milan Desai b Martin Leslie   0    
  Wajid Khan c & b Martin Leslie   0    
  Naveen Kamboj not out     14    
  Sachin Vega not out     21    
  Daniel Heaphy (did not bat)        
  Minesh Soni (did not bat)        
        extras 50    
  TOTAL (for 7 wickets, inns closed, 40 overs) 209    
               
  Fall of wickets: 1-88 (Finch); 2-154 (Bracher); 3-161 (Greenway);       
  4-164 (Nobbs); 5-167 (Matson); 6-167 (Desai); 7-168 (Khan).      
               
  Thurrock District U13 Bowling            
               
    Overs Maidens Runs Wickets    
  Thomas Hills 8 0 41 1    
  Robert Anderson 6 0 37 0    
  Mark Mahoney 2 0 23 0    
  Martin Leslie 6 0 27 5    
  Chris Drake 6 0 29 1    
  Lee Kooyman 4 0 12 0    
  Tony Stouchbury 5 0 19 0    
  Neil King 3 0 13 0    
               
  Innings of Thurrock District U13            
               
  Lee Kooyman (Orsett)* b Wajid Khan   10    
  Mark Sansom (Belhus)+ b Minesh Soni   45    
  Neil King (Pegasus) Run out     4    
  Martin Leslie (Grays & Chadwell) c Daniel Finch b Minesh Soni 10    
  Robert Anderson (Orsett) Run out     2    
  Thomas Hills (Grays & Chadwell) b Daniel Finch   6    
  Phillip Anderson (Stanford le Hope) b Daniel Finch   2    
  Tony Stouchbury (Belhus) b Daniel Heaphy   3    
  Mark Mahoney (Stanford le Hope) c Geoff Bracher b Sachin Vega 0    
  Chris Drake (Stanford le Hope) lbw b Sachin Vega   3    
  Greg Mendham (Belhus) not out     7    
        extras 46    
  TOTAL (all out, 33.3 overs) 138    
               
  Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Kooyman); 2-52 (King); 3-71 (Leslie); 4-83 (R Anderson);     
  5-99 (Hills); 6-115 (P Anderson); 7-116 (D Finch); 8-119 (Mahoney);       
  9-119 (Stouchbury); 10-138 (Drake).            
               
  Barking and Dagenham U13 Bowling          
    Overs Maidens Runs Wickets    
  Lee Matson 3 0 21 0    
  Wajid Khan 5 1 10 1    
  Geoff Bracher 3 0 14 0    
  Daniel Finch 8 2 29 2    
  Minesh Soni 8 1 26 2    
  Sachin Vaga 3.3 0 9 2    
  Daniel Heaphy 3 0 13 1    
               
  Umpires: Tim Oliver (Barking and Dagenham) and Roy Stillwell (Thurrock District)  
  Scorer: Lisa Cansdale (Thurrock District)          
  Result: Barking and Dagenham won by 71 runs        
  Match played at Fords Sports Ground, Newbury Park, on Thursday 27th August 1998