Bures C.C. v Tendring Park C.C.


Tendring Park Cricket Club won by 60 runs


Tendring Park turned up with a “weakened” side given that a number of their players were playing in more senior matches. The day turned out to be a much sunnier one than expected, with the wicket drying out from the rain on the previous day. The team was full of youth with only two players over 60 so I thought we stood a good chance.

We held a minute’s silence in remembrance of the late Queen Elizabeth II – another poignant occasion that followed the previous week when we remembered a true Bures CC friend, Chris Ayers.

Tendring Park won the toss and elected to bat. Despite a young and hungry attack, led by Max and Benji, Tendring got off to a strong start with the first wicket falling to a great catch off Max’s bowling in the 9th over. Four of their top six batsmen retired on 50 runs. Wickets fell to the Colonel (1), another to Max and two to the captain. With the run rate slowing in the last 5 overs, Tendring put us into bat needing 254 to win.

Josh and James opened and before Josh had time to get his eye in he was out LBW to the first ball of the innings. James and Will settled well and although the run rate was lagging Tendring’s at 10 overs, a magnificent display of power hitting from James saw Bures on a similar run rate after 20 overs. Following Will’s dismissal for 11 in the 8 th over, James fell in the 19th over for 92 to a very fine catch on the mid-wicket boundary (perhaps Bures should invest in a boundary rope!) and Bures on 132 having been ably supported by Max (25). With Giles still in and maintaining the run rate I thought we had a chance, but he fell for 25 and although Luke (16) and Benji (15) batted well, we fell short at 199 runs.

We retired to the Shoes for a debrief and to lick our wounds. The day was remembered for the sublime batting performance from J and his comment when he returned to the pavilion to be told how close he was to his maiden century.

Special mention to Katherine Holder for another delicious tea.


Date Time League Season
September 11, 2022 1:00 pm 2022 Season 2022


Vicarage Meadow
Bures St. Mary, Babergh, Suffolk, East of England, England, United Kingdom


TeamRunsWickets LostOversOutcome
Tendring Park Cricket Club258435Win
Bures Cricket Club1981033.2Loss

Tendring Park Cricket Club

Batting   R 4s 6s
J. Engleheart 5100
N. Maan 2700
S. Dainty 5100
N. Francis 200
W. Carver 5300
E. Sheen 5100
D. Cresswell 700
T. Paxman 000
A. Macdonal 100
M. Wooderson 600
G. Cresswell 000
Total 25800
Bowling O M R W
A. Macdonal72261
D. Cresswell70531
E. Sheen50431
M. Wooderson72482
N. Maan2021
G. Cresswell30192
T. Paxman2.2072

Bures Cricket Club

Batting   R 4s 6s
Josh Nunn 000
James Erith 9277
Will Melrose 1111
Max Morgan 2550
Giles Harris 2540
Luke Terry 1611
Tom Wasteney 000
Benji Wheeler 1520
Mark Brewer 1120
Edward Morse 000
Rob Witt 000
Total 199229
Bowling O M R W
Max Morgan70481
Benji Wheeler70501
Luke Terry20290
Giles Harris70340
James Erith70510
Mark Brewer30202
Josh Nunn20220