Casuals vs. Cavaliers 20 June
(match report author TH)
Casuals v Cavaliers in the Willow League at Wenvoe with the
weather 'sunny and warm' according to the book.
If I'm honest I don't remember this game, but fortunately
the stats speak for themselves:
Gough, bowled for 6 - (ok I remember that; it was a brute
of a delivery in all fairness to the Goughster).
Jonny Furnham, 88 not out - with 12, yes, 12 fours - count
them and weep, and a six to boot.
Muff bowled for a single, no doubt trying to force the pace
for his team as that unselfish chap often does.
Steve O'Reilly - 52 with a cracking 8 fours, before finally
Only two other batsmen were required: Richie, run out for
a single and good old John Prior, not out for one.
We won the toss; we batted; the score progressed apace. What
more need be said? Only that our total reached the dizzy heights
of 177 for 4, including 27 extras (the mathematically gifted
will notice a one-run discrepancy there, which must remain
alas unaccounted for).
'How did the Cavaliers fare?' I hear you ask.
At the eighth over, they matched us on 56, but for no loss;
our openers Andy Furnham and Justin Thomas no doubt unlucky
not to make the breakthrough. They finished with 31 and 22
runs against their names, respectively.
Then it was Paul's turn - a rare thing for this man to finish
wicketless, but he did - his 4 going for 30. At the other
end, though, DT made the breakthrough, bowling the No.2 for
34. Still, the runs were flowing - that wicket only serving
to bring to the crease that nuggety little fellow called 'Anwar'.
The scorebook is a little unclear as to just what happened
from here on in.
Suffice it to say that there was a run out (Dain to Gough,
allegedly) to remove the opener, that TH removed Anwar LBW
and Muff bowled the No4 for a duck and, finally, that we won.
Figures of 3-26-1; 3-18-1 and 2-18-1 for DT, TH, and MF.
The Cavaliers finished with 149-4 a good few runs adrift.