Match Report vs Barry
West End 28 May 2017 @ Wenvoe (Skipper Will and report
On a rare sunny day the Casuals and Barry West End arrived
at Wenvoe. Barry West End’s skipper won the toss and
elected to field which made Captain Jesus very happy as he
wanted to bat first. Rewinding the clock, Kim and Shakey strolled
out to renew their opening batting partnership. However, disaster
strike in the fourth over when Kim was bowled neck and crop
for 3 by Tommy. This brought Captain Jesus to the crease and
he and Shakey put on 57 runs, both looking very comfortable
before Jesus played too early to one that stopped on him,
caught the edge, and was easily taken in the gully. 69-2 off
17 overs. Rob joined Shakes and the score reached 119 before
Shakey was ‘bowled’ for a decent 30. 119 off 31
overs. Rob made an excellent 42 before he was caught. The
runs continued steadily and the Casuals reached 168-6 off
the allotted 40 overs.
The tea was enjoyable with plentiful of cakes. As always
for a full report please go to the ‘tea watch’.
Following tea the Casuals took to the field to defend a reasonable
total. Rob and Pabs opened the bowling and like the Casuals
one of their opening batsmen was out in the fourth over, given
out lbw, off Rob, for 7. Unfortunately, even with a few Casuals’
supporters (Jonny F and Britpop, plus the little ones) only
a further two wickets went down, one to Pete who bowled their
number 3 for 40 and the other to Tim who had their number
4 caught by Kim at long on. In the end Barry West End reached
the target relatively easily with their keeper opener scoring
an excellent 110 not out.
Off to the pub and one of the topics was how Shakey was dismissed.
As previously stated in the match report, he thought he was
bowled. We asked their boys what happened and they thought
he retired [this is odd as he was only on 30]. After listening
to the event from all parties what happened was unique, possibly
the first time it has happened in Casuals’ history or
in the history of cricket for that matter. The ball was bowled,
Shakey played and missed, turned around, saw the bails on
the ground and walked off. What transpired though was the
ball missed the stumps, the keeper attempted a stumping, didn’t
appeal (as Shakey back foot hasn’t left the crease)
but uttered the following ‘unlucky mate’ which
is why Shakey, understandably, walked off. How we all laughed
once the story unfolded.
They say you win as a team and lose as a team but as this
game shows this is not entirely true. Their keeper lost us
the game, firstly by denying Shakey scoring a hundred and
then scoring a century himself to rub salt into the wound.
Only kidding, all in all a fun day of cricket played the way
it should be.