Match Report vs Glamorgan
Centurions 07 June 2018 @ Wenvoe (Skipper and report
On arrival to the ground by the skipper after a detour via
Dinas Powys, the Centurions were all out on the pitch conducting
catching practise, whilst the majority of the Casuals were
stuck in the massive traffic jam between Culver and the ground.
At the toss , the Cazh were still 4 men down, with the road
to Wenvoe now closed due to the 3 vehicle crash. The conditions
were overcast and rain was forecast, with a strong batting
line up on paper…, Dan won the toss and decided to bat.
Kim and Tesh opened, (Tesh arriving minutes before the start),
in hindsight the skipper should have given him a bit more
time to get prepared as 2nd over he was bowled out. Kim and
Jesus ticked along, Kim especially seeming to be on form.
But 5th over Kim toe-ended one to mid-on, 2 overs later, Jesus
was adjudged lbw – which from the sidelines brought
winces to the faces of all the Cazh – even though many
dismissals of this variety are very rarely given in our favour,
this one would have been difficult to argue against (although
it has been witnessed!) – it was certainly missing off
and leg – but it appeared to be hitting middle…18-3
off 7. Andy and Matt C (or Maxy as he will now become known
– a nickname identified during Sunday’s match
at Wick) started to rebuild the innings. There were quite
a few dots, and the bowling was pretty good, and fielders
in close. Maxy hit some lusty blows until he was predictably
caught out in the 10th. Richie next in and started with a
boundary. Rich fell in the 15th with the score on 56, Rob
Goodwin on debut was next in and played well connecting with
a fair few deliveries until he was bowled in the 18th. Only
5 more runs were scored off the remaining deliveries and also
claimed 2 more wickets – Dan getting bowled by a slow
one and Pete T off a faster one. The Cazh limped to 81-8.
Andy batted very well on his return and held the innings together
with a fine 24, and assisted by the middle order. It was going
to be difficult to defend this.
Matt C ct11
Rob G b9
Pete T b0
Dan and shakey opened up the response. Dan’s first
conceded only a wide, but 3 leg byes., shakey also chucked
in a wide and boundary. The openers looked pretty steady until
the 7th over when Dan got the breakthrough with a double wicket
maiden – first took out leg stump, 2nd took out middle
– really quite satisfying. 34-2 off 8. Pete T and Dave
took over, Pete’s first ball was dispatched over the
pavilion roof, but an excellent come back – he got the
swinging batsman last ball of the first, caught by Will tracking
back towards short third man. Dave also picked up wickets
in his 1st and 2nd overs – first chipped to Tesh, 2nd
bowled. It felt like we had a sliver of a chance, but it turned
out the scoreboard hadn’t been updated for a while and
at the fall of the 5th wicket, only 16 were required. The
target was reached at the end of the 13th over.
Pete T 3-0-25-1
The Cazh trooped off to the pub to consume their body weight
in buffet – life’s not so bad after all!