Match report vs Sri lankans
17June 07 @ Wenvoe (Skipper Shakey, report Dewbs)
This game took place a while ago, so I apologise for any
It was an overcast but dry day (if you can imagine such a
thing) on which the mighty Casuals took on the Sri Lankans
at fortress Wenvoe. Captain Shakey lost the toss and the Sri
lankans were opted to bat.
Shagger and Muff opened the bowling and bowled well. Dans
first over went for one extra, and Muff struck with only his
fifth ball- a tidy caught and bowled leaving the Sri Lankans
6-1 off 2 overs. Shagger then took his first of the match,
clean bowling Niluka for 15 in a wicket-maiden over leaving
the Sri Lankans 22-2 off 4 overs. It should be noted at this
point that everyone in the field was knackered- already. Shakey
was insistent on tinkering with the field on a ball-by-ball
basis, pointing here and there and shouting not there,
more orthodox! leaving some bemused. There was talk
in the outfield of mutiny and Pikey and Stella had bloodlust,
but I dont mind telling you now that come tea time all
11 men and Stevos hair did leave the field intact. Anyway,
a much needed 43 partnership then ensued for the Sri Lankans
despite some good lines and rather varied lengths from Rog
and BBN. Winkie came on in the next change and was bowling
the red thing at the stick things really well and even managed
to hit the stick things in his third over; removing their
remaining opener for 20. The Cazh then started to tighten
the noose, disciplined bowling from the Doc in particular
reeled the Sri Lankans back in to 71/3 off 20.
Just as things were going well the skipper thought he'd be
a tit and brought on Dewbs to bowl. First ball was a dot and
cried the batsman as he began
to open him up like a can of beans. Dan came back on and got
rid of Ananda who scored 8 runs in what felt like a lifetime.
Remind you of anyone? Sri Lankans on 104/4 off 29. The book
then gets a bit, well, theres not much there, but I
can tell you BBN came back on and took two wickets, one clean
bowling Siva who made 55. There was also a run-out, no idea
who inflicted it, but well done whoever you are. We all laughed
when the skipper brought Dan back on for a 1 over spell and
the Sri Lankans finished on 147/7 of 35 overs (moan).
My bowling figures have been omitted because its my
report and you cant stop me.
Lewis 6-2-9-2 (this is blatantly wrong!)
.carry the one
Lunch was largely an all packaged affair, the Cazh getting
their fill on the more marginal food groups such as the cholesterol
group and the lesser known you wont live
very long group There was also an abundance of cheese
sandwiches, enjoyed by all. It was a good effort considering
that we were struggling, smiles all round. Thanks also to
Foxy who did the lions share of the cleaning up and
made some cracking brews.
And so to the run chase. Shakey and Andy opened the batting
and after scoring 9 runs off the first over, the Cazh lost
their first wicket, Andy caught for 1, 13/1. Pikey joined
the skipper in the middle and having made runs the previous
week, continued to look in form. The partnership reached 41
before he turned into a fruit and was plum(b) LBW for a solid
27; 54/2, 94 required off 19 overs. Roachy came in next, someone
also in form having made 34 the previous week (21 more than
Kim, also expressed as 261% more if you will) and another
good partnership ensued. 35 were added before JR was stumped
on 21; 89/3, 59 required off 10. Cometh the hour, cometh the
man. With the required run rate rising, Stevo scored a typically
quick 17, including a big 6, before his castle was toppled.
120/4; 28 required off 6. The Doc came in adding 1 to the
total before being bowled and I excelled again with a big
fat 0, suffering the same fate. 20 runs needed off 4 overs.
Muff comes to the crease.
The 32nd over was worth 6, the 33rd only 3. The 34th yielded
6 off 6 to win.
Shakey played a lovely shot for 2, relieving a bit of pressure
and taking him to 51. Undoubtedly the backbone of the innings,
in true Casual spirit, we were all unappreciative of having
to witness what was a blur of dots and dabs. I still wake
up screaming. Very well done, in all honesty it was a very
The next ball was a dot, worse still our half-centurion was
run out quite rightly taking a risky single.
Shagger comes to the crease. Rog is next man in, he looks
4 off 4.
The field comes in, but it doesnt stop Muff scampering
a single. Dan does the same next ball, 2 off 2. Again, good
placement and running allows another single, ensuring there
would be no defeat!
1 ball to come, Dans at the crease. A wide would be
In true agricultural fashion and with a mind clouded from
the previous nights alcohol, he swipes at the ball,
back past the bowler, piercing the infield for 4 runs! Easy!
Sweet success for the Cazh, bitter, bitter tears for the Sri
An average game with a frantic finish which also yielded
a number of Milestones:
Winkie- 250th Wicket
Stevo- 1500 runs
Muff- 100 caps.
Well done to all who played.
Captain: We got lucky with the weather.
Casual: Yeh, it was a good result beating them too.
Captain: I guess all that tinkering in the field paid off.
Casual: Fuck off!