Match reports from Saturday 16th September
Cannock 1st XI vs Whittington 1st XI
Cannock elected to bat first after winning the toss in the final game of the season and it was Adam Benton who top scored with 58 in a total of 178 all out.
Whittington’s reply never got going as they were blown away by a fantastic spell of 5-12 by Ed Fleet, the visitors were eventually bowled out for 74.
Rushall 1st XI vs Cannock 2nd XI
After choosing to bat first, Cannock were soon reduced to 56-7. A sensible knock of 21 from Dan Wood allowed them to recover to 98 all out.
This was to prove no problem for the home side as they reached the victory target for the loss of only one wicket.
Coseley 2nd XI vs Cannock 3rd XI
A fantastic spell of 4-26 from Ryan Pearce got Cannock off to a great start at Coseley. Three wickets each for captain Ant Wood and Matthew Bull finished the innings off as the home side were dismissed for 80.
It was a comfortable run chase for the visitors with Matt Osborne scoring 22 not out and Thomas Bull hitting 21 not out as Cannock finished the season with a six wicket win.
Cannock 4th XI vs Wightwick & Finchfield 4th XI
Captain Aaron Saunders was the star of the show for Cannock as he took four wickets for just one run, helping to skittle Wightwick for just 27.
The home side comfortably reached the victory target within nine overs for the loss of just one wicket.
Match reports from Saturday 9th September
Pelsall 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
It was a top of the table clash at Pelsall with Cannock winning the toss and electing to field first. After the home side got off to a good start, Matt Robinson took 6-47 to restrict them to 232 all out.
Cannock got off to a flyer in reply and were 48-1 after 10 overs before a torrential shower forced the game to be abandoned.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Pelsall 2nd XI
Excellent knocks from 16 year old Jamie Hill (47) and 17 year old James Boden (32) as well as 30 from Ryan Peach helped Cannock to a competitive score of 170 for 7 after being asked to bat first at Chase Park.
Two early wickets for Joe Tennant helped to reduce Pelsall to 15-3 before heavy rain meant the match had to be called off.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Beacon 3rd XI
A depleted Cannock side were asked to bat first and could only make 109 all out, Matt Osborne top scoring with 35.
Superb opening spells from captain Anthony Wood (4-19) and Tom Hinks (4-43) reduced the visitors to 32-8. Some sensible batting got Beacon back into the game before Matthew Bull took the final two wickets to seal a thrilling win by 26 runs.
Match reports from Saturday 26th August
Springvale 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
Cannock were asked to bat first in bowler-friendly conditions at Springvale. An excellent 87 from Matt Cottrell as well as 46 from Adam Benton allowed them to make 231-9 from their 50 overs.
Devastating opening spells from Elliott Horton and Ryan Elliott took the game away from Springvale. Horton took 5-23 and Elliott took 4-29 as the home side were dismissed for just 60, giving Cannock victory by 171 runs.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Bloxwich 1st XI
Cannock were soon reduced to 9-3 against a very strong Bloxwich bowling attack but 36 from captain John Cooke and 33 from Mike Chadderton helped them to recover to 144 all out.
It was captain Cooke who led the way with the ball, taking 3-13 and Dan Wood returned figures of 3-30 helping to bowl the visitors out for 103. Cannock won by 41 runs.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Wombourne 3rd XI
Cannock won the toss against league leaders, Wombourne and asked them to bat first. A brilliant spell of 5-50 from captain Ant Wood helped the home side dismiss Wombourne for 148.
Owen Davies made a sensible 43 not out to see his side home as Cannock picked up a thrilling victory by two wickets.
Armitage 2nd XI vs Cannock 4th XI
Cannock’s captain, Aaron Saunders walked to the crease with the score at 16-5 at Armitage. He proceeded to dispatch the ball to all parts of the ground as he brought up his first ever century. Saunders finished on 102 not out in a score of 172-7.
Despite 4-34 from Aaron Wilkes, some good Armitage batting saw them reach the winning target with three wickets to spare.
Match reports from Saturday 19th August
Swindon 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
Captain Will Fleet won the toss and elected to bat first away at Swindon. The loss of three early wickets put Cannock on the back foot but an excellent partnership between Adam Benton and Nick Trebilcock steadied the innings. Benton was eventually dismissed for 58 and Trebilcock made 51. They were well supported by James Caswell (54) and Ed Fleet (44 not out) as Cannock posted 264-9.
The visitors were on top from the very beginning of the run chase with Ed Martin taking 3-18 and Ed Fleet following up his good batting with 3-38 with the ball. The match was wrapped up by Connor Shingler who took 3-6 as Cannock won comfortably by 176 runs.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Coseley 1st XI
Cannock won the toss and elected to field first against league leaders, Coseley. In a rain-affected innings, John Cooke took 3-64 and Joe Tennant bowled well to pick up 2-34. Coseley declared on 200-7 from 46 overs.
This left Cannock needing 101 from 23 overs to secure a winning draw but some excellent spin bowling from the visitors meant the home side were never in the chase. Dan Wood top scored with 17 as Cannock could only manage 49-3 from their 23 overs, giving them a losing draw.
Wightwick & Finchfield 2nd XI vs Cannock 3rd XI
After choosing to field first, captain Ant Wood (2-24) took two early wickets to give Cannock a good start at Wightwick. The home side fought back with some sensible batting but 3-30 from Matthew Bull restricted them to 182-7 from their 50 overs.
Openers Ian Slym (24) and Mark Boden (36) got Cannock off to a solid start in reply. This allowed Martin Davies and Aaron Wilkes to capitalise on a tiring bowling attack, Wilkes smashed 36 and Davies batted excellently yet again to see his side home with 63 not out. Cannock won by seven wickets and are now unbeaten in seven league games.
Match reports from Saturday 12th August
Cannock 1st XI vs Walsall YPF 1st XI
The visitors won the toss at Chase Park and elected to bat first. Walsall YPF got off to a good start but Ed Fleet and Dan Wood swung the game Cannock’s way with three wickets each. Fleet took 3-22 and Wood returned figures of 3-24 as the visitors were dismissed for 159.
Adam Benton was in fine form once again as he held together the run chase. Benton punished any loose deliveries on his way to an excellent 76, passing 1,000 runs for the season in the process. Cannock reached the winning target within 30 overs for the loss of only four wickets.
Wolverhampton 3rd XI vs Cannock 2nd XI
Wolverhampton made the most of an excellent batting track at Danescourt as they amassed 255-8 from their 50 overs. Paul Greenfield was the pick of the Cannock bowlers with 4-56.
A young Cannock side put up a superb fight in reply with Ryan Peach scoring 66 and captain John Cooke adding 55 but they were to fall 18 runs short of the victory target, finishing on 237-6.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Brewood 3rd XI
After being asked to bat first, Cannock continued their good form by posting 265 all out. Dave Perkins led the way with 87 and he was ably supported by 58 from Martin Davies.
Tom Hinks was the pick of the Cannock bowlers with 4-43 as Brewood could only manage 137-9 from their 50 overs, giving the hosts a very comfortable winning draw.
Penkridge 4th XI vs Cannock 4th XI
Cannock returned to winning ways with a resounding victory over Penkridge. Aaron Wilkes took 6-25 as Penkridge were skittled for just 59.
This score was to prove no problem for a strong Cannock side with 14 year old Ben Lockley scoring 20 and Phil Micklewright making 18 not out to help the visitors to an eight wicket win.
Match reports from Saturday 5th August
Rugeley 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
Stand-in captain Adam Benton won the toss and elected to field on a wet day at Rugeley. Cannock’s bowlers were on top from the very beginning with Ed Martin taking 3-24, helping to dismiss the hosts for 101.
Benton led the way in the run chase to finish with 57 not out and was ably supported by Zak Shingler (26) as Cannock won by four wickets.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Highcroft & Great Barr 1st XI
Cannock were asked to bat first and were given a good start after a quickfire 22 from Ryan Peach. However wickets began to tumble and it was 15 year old, Cameron Osborne who top scored with 33 in a total of 132 all out.
Due to a long rain interruption, the visitors only needed to score 65 from 20 overs to secure victory which they managed to do very comfortably, losing only one wicket in the process.
Cannock 3rd XI vs C&R Hawks 3rd XI
Captain Ant Wood won the toss and elected to field first at Chase Park. Wood and Tom Hinks shared nine wickets between them with the captain taking 3-12 and Hinks producing a superb spell of 6-31, the visitors were bowled out for 47.
Martin Davies scored 16 not out as Cannock comfortably won by nine wickets within 14 overs to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.
Rugeley 3rd XI vs Cannock 4th XI
Aaron Wilkes (3-42) and captain Aaron Saunders (3-28) did the damage after Saunders had won the toss and elected to field at Rugeley. The hosts recovered well to post a competitive total of 137 in difficult batting conditions.
An excellent opening partnership between James Butcher and Dave Evans got Cannock off to a flyer but the run chase collapsed after Butcher was out for 21 and Evans was caught for 34. Some tight bowling from Rugeley eventually dismissed the visitors for 92, giving the hosts a 45 run victory.
Match reports from Saturday 22nd July
Wednesbury 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
Cannock were asked to bat first and overseas player, Nick Trebilcock led the way with a superb innings. The New Zealander finished on 101 not out, his first century for Cannock. He was well supported by captain Will Fleet (73) and Adam Benton (60) as the visitors posted 304-6 from their 50 overs.
In a rain affected run chase, Wednesbury were always behind the required run rate. Matt Robinson took 3-57 as Cannock won by 141 runs, the home side ending on 163-7.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Wightwick & Finchfield 1st XI
Veteran Nick Bell tore through the Wightwick top order to put Cannock on top from the very start of this match. Bell took 4-24 from his 10 overs as Wightwick were dismissed for 115.
Paul Greenfield saw Cannock to a comfortable victory with an excellent 42 not out as the hosts won by seven wickets.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Wednesbury 3rd XI
A fantastic century partnership between Martin Davies and Cameron Osborne laid the foundations for a good Cannock total. Davies top scored with 46 and 15 year old Osborne continued his excellent form this season with 41. The home side scored 215-8 from their 50 overs.
A strong Wednesbury side got off to a good start in reply but 4-45 from Matthew Bull kept Cannock in the game. With just three runs needed from the final over for victory, Craig Squire took the tenth wicket giving the hosts a thrilling win by two runs.
Rugeley 3rd XI vs Cannock 4th XI
Rugeley won the toss and opted to bowl first in this top of the table clash. James Wilson batted sensibly in very bowler-friendly conditions to score 45 as the visitors could only make 114 all out.
Stunning bowling spells from Lewis Smith and captain Aaron Saunders blew Rugeley away. Smith took 4-8 and Saunders picked up 5-6 as the home side were bowled out for 29, meaning it was a clean sweep of four wins from four games for the Cannock teams.
Match reports from Saturday 15th July
Cannock 1st XI vs Hammerwich 1st XI
Hammerwich won the toss and elected to bat at Chase Park, the home side took wickets regularly throughout the innings which meant the game never got away from them. Ed Martin was the pick of the Cannock bowlers with 3-52 from his 10 overs.
Cannock’s batting faltered on a deteriorating wicket and the run chase never gathered momentum. Ryan Elliott batted well to finish unbeaten on 37 as the home side were dismissed for 171, losing by 33 runs.
Old Wulfrunians Tettenhall 1st XI vs Cannock 2nd XI
It was a disappointing day for Cannock as they were never really in the game at Old Wulfrunians. The home side amassed 303-5 from their 50 overs. Despite a 50 from Mike Chadderton, the visitors fell a long way short and ended on 210-6.
Whitmore Reans 2nd XI vs Cannock 3rd XI
Cannock were asked to bat first on a bowler-friendly wicket at Whitmore Reans. Dave Perkins walked to the crease with the score at 19-2 and proceeded to play a stunning innings, the ball flew to all parts of the ground with Perkins eventually being dismissed for a magnificent 151. He was well supported by Martin Davies (50) as the visitors posted 288-8.
Early wickets for Ant Wood (3-46) and Ryan Pearce (3-32) meant that the home side had no choice but to play for the draw. Matthew Bull took the final wicket in the last over of the game to seal a thrilling victory for Cannock.
Cannock 4th XI vs Wightwick & Finchfield 4th XI
The visitors won the toss and asked Cannock to bat first. Veteran Mark Boden led the way for the home side and scored his first century for Cannock. Boden was dismissed for 102 as the hosts were bowled out for 232.
Captain Aaron Saunders took 3-6 and Jamie Fleet took 3-14 as the visitors were skittled for 69, giving Cannock a comfortable victory by 163 runs.
Match reports from Saturday 8th July
Beacon 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
It was a disappointing day for Cannock as they fell to a heavy defeat at Beacon. After reducing the home side to 68-5, a fantastic 155 run partnership between Ollie Green and Chris Townsend allowed Beacon to set a formidable total of 314-7. Elliott Horton returned the best figures for Cannock with 3-37.
A regular loss of wickets meant the run chase never got going for Cannock. Matt Cottrell top scored with 39 as the visitors were bowled out for 145.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Beacon 2nd XI
Cannock were asked to bat first at Chase Park and it was 16 year old, Jamie Hill who held the innings together with a superb 60. The home side were dismissed for a very competitive 180.
Early wickets for Ryan Pearce and Nick Bell put Beacon on the back foot before captain, John Cooke took 3-25 from his 10 overs to give his side a third successive win. Beacon were eventually bowled out for 113.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Pelsall 3rd XI
Stand-in captain Matthew Bull won the toss and chose to bowl first as Cannock hosted the only team below them in the league table. Bull led the way with the ball taking 4-44 as Pelsall were bowled out for 143.
15 year old Cameron Osborne expertly paced the run chase for his side as Cannock picked up a crucial victory by six wickets. Osborne finished 59 not out, his first half century for Cannock 3rd XI.
Springhill 3rd XI vs Cannock 4th XI
Cannock travelled to Springhill looking to continue their unbeaten run of eight games. After being asked to bat first, the home side posted a formidable total of 199-7 from their 45 overs. 12 year old, Max Goddard again bowled brilliantly to take 3-32.
Any chance of victory seemed to have disappeared when some tight bowling from Springhill saw the visitors collapse to 97-8. Veteran Jamie Fleet was joined by last man, Daniel Simpson and the pair began to build a sensible partnership. Fleet showed all of his experience to finish unbeaten on 76 and guide his team to a remarkable one wicket victory. Simpson ended on 22 not out with the last pair putting on an astonishing 105 runs.
Match Reports from Saturday 1st July
Whittington 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
Captain Will Fleet won the toss and asked Whittington to bat first in this encounter. A steady stream of wickets throughout the innings halted Whittington’s progress as they could only post 222-8 on a good batting track with short boundaries. Phil Heighway was the pick of the bowlers with 3-36 from his 10 overs.
The highlight of the run chase was a fantastic second wicket partnership of 131 between Zak Shingler and Matt Cottrell. Shingler was dismissed for 73 and Cottrell made 77 as the visitors completed an excellent win by six wickets. Cannock sit in second place in the league at the halfway point of the season, 26 points behind Pelsall.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Rushall 1st XI
Rushall were asked to bat first at Chase Park and were bowled out in the final over of their innings for 150. Captain John Cooke returned the best figures for Cannock, taking 3-18.
The home side’s reply got off to a poor start with the loss of four early wickets before Ryan Peach joined Dan Wood at the crease. The pair sensibly rebuilt the innings before Peach was dismissed for 31. Wood (60 not out) continued to pace the run chase superbly and with the help of Jamie Hill (29 not out), they took their side to a five wicket victory.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Coseley 2nd XI
It was another disappointing day for Cannock as they were skittled for 74 after being asked to bat first. 14 year old, Cameron Osborne top scored with 22.
Coseley wrapped up a comfortable seven wicket win in a little more than 25 overs with Darren Porter top scoring with 37.
Penkridge 4th XI vs Cannock 4th XI
After winning the toss and deciding to bowl first, captain Aaron Saunders took full advantage of the conditions with a magnificent spell of bowling. Backed up by some excellent catching, Saunders took a career best 8-40 from his 13 overs as Penkridge were dismissed for 64.
Phil Micklewright made a sensible 21 not out as Cannock reached the victory target for the loss of only two wickets.
Match Reports from Saturday 17th June
Aldridge 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
It’s now five consecutive league wins for Cannock as they comfortably swept aside Aldridge. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, once again it was Adam Benton who set the tone with a stunning century, his second of the season.
Benton was dismissed for 102 and James Banks made an excellent 54 as Cannock posted 281-7.
The total was always out of the home side’s reach and they were eventually bowled out for 171. Dan Wood was the pick of the bowlers with 3-22 and Connor Shingler took 2-7 as Cannock won by 110 runs.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Aldridge 2nd XI
Cannock were asked to bat first as they hosted Aldridge at Chase Park. It was a disappointing display from the batsmen as they subsided to 125 all out, James Boden top scoring with 22.
The visitors comfortably chased down the target within 30 overs as Shafqat Hussain scored 62 not out, helping to secure victory by nine wickets.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Fordhouses 3rd XI
An excellent bowling and fielding display allowed Cannock to dismiss the visitors for 105. Ant Wood was the pick of the bowlers with 3-13 and Lewis Smith chipped in with 2-19.
The home side’s familiar batting woes returned as they collapsed to 38-8 in reply. Craig Squire scored 30 not out as Cannock inched closer to the winning total but the tail couldn’t stay with him as they fell 10 runs short, bowled out for 95.
Tamworth 4th XI vs Cannock 4th XI
Captain Aaron Saunders won the toss and asked the home side to bat first on a very green wicket. Aaron Wilkes was the pick of the bowlers with 4-48 as the home side were restricted to 161-7 from their 45 overs.
Captain Saunders scored 27 to lead the way with the bat but a steady fall of wickets meant that Tamworth were always in the game. The match eventually came down to Cannock’s last pair, 13 year old Max Goddard and 16 year old Dan Simpson.
Goddard held his nerve to hit the winning runs and finish on 13 not out, giving Cannock a thrilling victory by one wicket.
Match reports from Saturday 10th June
Cannock 1st XI vs Springvale 1st XI
Cannock won the toss and elected to bat in this home encounter against Springvale. Although nobody went on to make a significant score, every batsman contributed as the home side posted 211-7 from their 50 overs. Adam Benton was the top scorer with 36 and Nick Trebilcock made 33.
Elliott Horton (1-29) made an early breakthrough but the visitors put together some solid partnerships in pursuit of the winning target. The introduction of Mike Chadderton to the bowling attack proved to be decisive as he took 4-27, Springvale were eventually dismissed for 171 giving Cannock their fourth consecutive victory.
Bloxwich 1st XI vs Cannock 2nd XI
Cannock lost the toss and were asked to bat first on a difficult wicket at Bloxwich. Ryan Elliott was the only batsman to come to terms with the conditions as he scored 38 in a total of 103 all out.
The visitors put up a good fight in defence of their score, reducing the hosts to 85-7. Captain John Cooke took 3-20 but it wasn’t enough as Bloxwich claimed victory by three wickets.
Womborne 3rd XI vs Cannock 3rd XI
It was an extremely disappointing day for Cannock away at the league leaders. Ben Thomas took 6-17 for Wombourne as the visitors were dismissed for a paltry 72. Joseph Foulkes scored a quick 50 not out to give the home side a comfortable nine wicket victory.
Cannock 4th XI vs Old Wulfrunians Tettenhall 4th XI
The home side lost the toss and were asked to bat first. 14 year old Cameron Osborne continued his good form this season and got Cannock off to a solid start along with Aaron Wilkes, the latter was eventually dismissed for 34. Osborne batted brilliantly throughout the innings and everyone was delighted to see him bring up his first century, finishing unbeaten on 115 not out in a total of 185-9.
Wilkes took three early wickets in the reply to return figures of 3-30. The visitors were 69-5 when heavy rain meant that the match had to be abandoned, giving Cannock the winning draw.
Match reports from Saturday 3rd June
Cannock 1st XI vs Swindon 1st XI
Swindon were the visitors to Chase Park last weekend, they promptly won the toss and elected to field first. Overseas player, Nick Trebilcock was the top scorer for Cannock with 93 while Adam Benton (80) and Matt Cottrell (68) both continued their excellent form this season as the hosts posted a mammoth total of 328-6.
The visitors were never really in the game as Ed Martin picked up three early wickets to finish with figures of 3-16. Dan Wood took 3-22 later in the innings as the visitors finished on 188-9, giving Cannock a huge victory by 140 runs.
Coseley 1st XI vs Cannock 2nd XI
Captain John Cooke won the toss and the visitors chose to bat first. The returning Matt Davenport held the innings together with a fantastic 73 not out as Cannock scored 185-7 from their 50 overs.
Five early wickets put the visitors in the driving seat before a brilliant partnership between Ben Hanbury (75) and Sam Pitt (40 not out) won the game for the home side, they reached the total with four wickets and 5.3 overs to spare. Joe Tennant was the pick of the bowlers for Cannock with 3-50 from his 10 overs.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Wightwick & Finchfield 2nd XI
The home side were asked to bat first in this encounter, Ian Slym and 14 year old, Cameron Osborne got them off to a solid start before Slym was bowled for 19. Osborne continued to rotate the strike and punish the bad ball before he was dismissed for a well-made 47. Tom Bull scored a quickfire 41 at the death to give Cannock a score of 197-7 from their 50 overs.
Some tight bowling and energetic fielding restricted the visitors to 146-7 from their allocated overs. Lewis Smith was the pick of the bowlers with 3-31 and young Osborne showed his talent with the ball, taking 2-25 to give Cannock a winning draw.
Brewood 4th XI vs Cannock 4th XI
Cannock continued their impressive start to the season with a convincing win away at Brewood. Captain Aaron Saunders took 4-8 and 14 year old, Harry Tooth picked up 3-21 as the home side were dismissed for just 82.
James Butcher saw Cannock home with a brutal 34 not out as the visitors ran out winners by six wickets.
Match Reports from Saturday 20th May & Sunday 21st May
Cannock 1st XI vs Rugeley 1st XI
It was far from ideal cricketing weather at Chase Park on Saturday as heavy rain forced a shortened match between Cannock and Rugeley, a 30 overs a side match eventually started at 4pm.
Will Fleet won the toss and the home side fielded first. Despite seeming to be good conditions for pace bowling, it was the spinners who took the majority of the wickets for Cannock. Matt Cottrell took 5-38 and Matt Robinson chipped in with 3-21 as the visitors were bowled out for 120.
Muhammad Sultan brought Rugeley back into the game as he took the first five wickets, reducing the hosts to 58-5 from 20 overs. An excellent partnership between James Caswell and James Banks rebuilt the run chase before Banks was dismissed for 24.
Needing five runs to win from the final over, Caswell kept his nerve to finish on 33 not out and help his side to an important four wicket victory.
Aldridge Sunday 1st XI vs Cannock Sunday B
A very bowler-friendly pitch greeted Cannock when they arrived at Aldridge on Sunday. Captain John Cooke promptly lost the toss and the visitors were asked to bat first.
After being reduced to 43-3, Nick Trebilcock and Dan Wood put together a steady partnership of 60 in difficult batting conditions. Trebilcock top scored with 52 and Wood made a sensible 31 before a late order collapse saw Cannock dismissed for 129.
Early wickets were the key if Cannock wanted to get back into the game and John Cooke provided them with a spell of 2-7 from his eight overs. It was then time for Dan Wood to back up his solid innings from earlier in the day as he was introduced into the attack.
Wood quickly made an impact as his left arm wrist spin proved too much for the home side to handle. He eventually finished with 5-24 from his match-winning spell of eight overs.
It was left to 16 year old Sam Easton to take the final wicket as Aldridge were bowled out for 86, giving Cannock a brilliant victory by 43 runs.
Match Reports from Saturday 13th May
Penn 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
Captain Will Fleet won the toss and elected to field first in this difficult encounter away at Penn. Sandeep Dhillon led the way for the home side with a superb 84 as they posted a total of 261-7 from their 50 overs. Ed Martin returned the best bowling figures for Cannock with 3-45.
Cannock were soon reduced to 35-3 and looked to be heading for a heavy defeat. A fantastic partnership of 105 between Zak Shingler and Adam Benton brought them back into the game before Shingler was dismissed for 48. Benton continued on and brought up an excellent century, his second at First team level.
17 year old Joe Tennant survived the final over to ensure a losing draw for the visitors as they finished on 192-9 with Benton batting all the way through the innings for a magnificent 117 not out.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Penn 2nd XI
Cannock were asked to bat first on a difficult wicket and struggled throughout the innings. Captain John Cooke was the top scorer with 27 as the home side slipped to 92 all out.
Hope seemed lost at the innings break but Captain Cooke hadn’t given up. He went on to produce a staggering display of medium pace bowling taking six wickets for two runs in 4.3 overs. The visitors were dismissed for 42 as Cannock won by 50 runs.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Rushall 2nd XI
Ant Wood lost a fourth consecutive toss as Cannock were asked to bat first yet again. Jake Edwards bowled brilliantly for the visitors, taking 6-32 as the home side could only make 102 all out.
Rushall survived a late collapse as they came out on top by two wickets. Dan Simpson was the pick of the bowlers with 4-14.
Coseley 3rd XI vs Cannock 4th XI
The visitors won a crucial toss on a bowler friendly wicket and elected to field first. Captain Aaron Saunders led the way with 2-31 as the home side were restricted to 117-8.
Veteran Mark Boden held the run chase together with a steady 43 not out and was well supported by 14 year old, Josh Lewis who scored 31 as Cannock won by five wickets.
Match Reports from Saturday 6th May
Cannock 1st XI vs Wednesbury 1st XI
Cannock 1st XI picked up their opening victory of the season with a convincing 148 run win over Wednesbury. Cannock were asked to bat first and were given a solid start by Adam Benton (31) and Matt Cottrell (52). Overseas professional Nick Trebilcockheld the innings together with a superb 88 as Cannock finished on 224-7 from their 50 overs.
Wednesbury’s reply never got going as they were soon reduced to 13-4, Elliott Horton was the chief destroyer with 3-11. Matt Robinson also bowled nicely and took 3-11 himself as Wednesbury were dismissed for 76.
Wightwick & Finchfield 1st XI vs Cannock 2nd XI
Cannock were asked to bat first on a difficult track at Wightwick and soon lost two early wickets. Mike Chadderton continued his good form with 62 and Paul Greenfield scored 45 as the pair rebuilt the innings. Jamie Hill hit a quickfire 26 not out as the visitors finished on 179-6.
A half century from Rupesh Patel meant that Wightwick’s run chase was always on target but a late wobble saw them needing eight runs from the final over. A scrambled two from the final ball saw the home side sneak home by four wickets in a thrilling climax.
Wednesbury 3rd XI vs Cannock 3rd XI
Another lost toss for captain, Ant Wood saw Cannock having to bat first in overcast conditions. 36 from Martin Davies and 30 from Thomas Bull were the main contributions in an innings of 198-8.
Ant Wood took 3-61 but it ended up being a comfortable run chase for Wednesbury as they won by six wickets with eight overs to spare.
Cannock 4th XI vs Springvale 3rd XI
Cannock hosted Springvale in this encounter and the home side elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Captain Aaron Saunders led the way with the ball, taking 2-17 as the visitors were restricted to 157-7.
A steady opening partnership from Mark Boden (32 not out) and Ollie Clelland (53) laid the foundations before Owen Davies walked in at the fall of the first wicket. Davies went on to smash a spectacular 59 not out, including 30 from one over, as Cannock won by nine wickets with 20 overs remaining.
Match Reports from Saturday 29th April
Hammerwich 1st XI vs Cannock 1st XI
Following last week’s losing draw, Cannock CC 1st XI travelled to Hammerwich hoping to claim their first win of the 2017 season. After winning the toss, captain Will Fleet opted to bowl first.
The visitors made a good start with Ed Martin claiming the first three wickets of the innings, however Andy Malkin proved to be the key batsman for the home side as he compiled a wonderful 121 not out. Hammerwich ended on 242-7 from their 50 overs, Ed Martin was the pick of the Cannock bowlers with 3-51.
Cannock’s reply got off to a good start but lost momentum through the middle of the innings. Top scorers were Matt Cottrell with 53 and James Caswell with 29 as the visitors finished on 162-8, giving them a second consecutive losing draw.
Cannock 2nd XI vs Old Wulfrunians Tettenhall 1st XI
A raft of unavailable players meant that a very young Cannock 2nd XI hosted Old Wulfrunians Tettenhall 1st XI on Saturday. Cannock started well and had restricted the visitors to 85-1 after the first 25 overs of the innings.
Unfortunately the second 25 overs proved to be tough going as the Old Wulfs middle order began to dispatch the ball to all parts of Chase Park. They set a very daunting total of 305-5, Matt Osborne returned the best bowling figures of 2-42.
Although winning was always out of reach, Cannock stuck at their task to make sure they didn’t lose the match. 16 year-old James Boden scored 28 and 14 year-old Cameron Osborne scored 29 as the hosts finished on 112-7 to earn a losing draw.
Cannock 3rd XI vs Whitmore Reans 2nd XI
Cannock were asked to bat first against a strong Whitmore Reans side in this encounter. Aaron Saunders held the innings together with an excellent 38 while special mention must go to 12 year old Max Goddard who scored 20 on his 3rd XI debut. The hosts were eventually bowled out for 130 in the final over of the innings.
The visitors took a very aggressive approach to their run chase but a steady stream of wickets kept Cannock in with a chance. Whitmore Reans eventually came out on top by two wickets in a very tight game, Matthew Bull was the pick of the Cannock bowlers with 4-21.
Penn 4th XI vs Cannock 4th XI
Cannock 4th XI collected their first win of the season as Penn were unfortunately unable to raise a team and conceded the game.