Match report vs Barry
Strollers 27 July 08@ Bry-y-Don, Dinas Powys (Skipper
John F, report Andy F)
Here I was again at Bring a Dong as I was the previous day
in the heat but this time the changing rooms were not open
and we only had 10 men, at least yesterday we had the indoor
shade plus 11. Not a good start and after a few wasted phone
calls to the council we started a bit late a decided on 38
overs which seemed a bit bizarre to some but at least we won
the toss and batted. There was some speculation as to who
would bat at 3, Kim turned it down, Dave said ok (I witnessed
it) but in the end it would be Andy Hood after Shakes and
I will keep this brief. It was a slow start (Shakey took
21 balls to get off the mark) and at 20 we were 71 for 0.
Dave and Claps were discussing their day yesterday at Status
Quo, Dan was getting a tan as umpire, Steve was out there
too for over 20 (Dave was hiding), Kim was also walking around
with top off, Claps has very white legs, Steve was trying
to get to grips with LBW and being hit outside the line, and
I was on my own scoring with my pens. Shakey fell just after
drinks for 26 from 61 balls and 71 mins in similar fashion
to Wenvoe last Tues.
Winky came in and scratched a bit to start but then got going
and the strike was now rotating all the time. I said I would
be brief and I will. JF got to 50 off 74 balls though we are
not sure he noticed as he didn’t raise his bat so I
am told. I know Dan didn’t notice that’s for sure
as we clapped for the 150 up and Dan asked is that Johns 50?
He was on 90 at the time. He reached 50 with a 6 and 100 also
with a 6 off 105 balls so his second 50 took him 31 balls.
His third 50 which I didn’t even notice as I was trying
to keep up with it all also came off a 6 and took him 120
balls so that took all of another 15 balls and he added a
single to finish on 151 not out and Andy H on 37 not out to
finish on 237 for 1 off 38 overs and a record second wicket
stand. Shakey also knew exactly how many JF was now on for
the season!!! A monumental innings by the skip. After facing
40 balls he was on 12 and after 60 balls he was on 27. There
was one moment late on when he was nearly stumped but Dan
didn’t give it (I thought he had his bat down) and Dan
had a bit of stick so I am told. Dan had been out there for
about 36 overs I should add, and Andy should have been stumped
but apart from that no real chances although I think Shakey
was dropped earlier? Steve was gagging for a bat and Kim now
wished he had batted at 3. Dave was also heard on the boundary
to say that his catching has only been shit “this year”!!!
Anyone wish to comment please!!!!
The circumstances were awful but despite this tea was fantastic
and they must be thanked, especially Mrs Fiddler for her efforts.
Water was most welcome.
Despite the big score we knew game was far from over especially
with only 10 men. Dave Goodway (he got Shakes out and yes
he is son of) and our nemesis Rhett opened up. One now plays
for Pentyrch 1sts and the other Sully 2s at the mo. Goodway
is known as Quincy as he is studying forensics so I am told.
I say this as I am a Quincy fan so instead of having a nickname
like that I get called Porno!!! Says it all I guess. I will
just do the music in my head now. Question, what was Quincy’s
first name? Anyone?
Anyway I will be brief, Dan (with dark glasses) and Clappers
opened up. After 10 overs they were 88, 20 they were 136.
Kim dropped a really hard one at long off and also a caught
and bowled which he said he should have caught although most
of us wouldn’t have got there. Steve should have had
a stumping from Dave’s first ball but sadly fucked it
up although his commentating was great from behind the stumps.
Dan dropped one at long on and before the ball had hit the
floor turned around and threw his arms in the air to groan,
he was not happy camper. Some of our fielding was ok, some
good and lots of it f*cking crap!!!!All the chances were off
Rhett while Goodway was more controlled although Andy will
tell you Goodway was LBW.
The only light was a caught and bowled for Shakey during
a strange period where Rhett (who had now passed 100) was
trying to give Goodway the strike as he needed 7 more but
were running out of runs to get. Goodway instead popped it
back to Shaker for 93 but it was all over in the next over
anyway. Target reached with 5 overs to spare.
`MS 26 -2 fours
JF 151 no – 20 fours 7 sixes
AH 37 no- 3 fours
Andy h 184.108.40.206
They were 130 no. 93 and 1 not out.
It was hot, only two wickets fell on a pitch that was difficult
for new batters and not for cutting or pulling I would say
which seems amazing, the skipper hit one of the all time Casz
knocks and they won with 30 balls to spare. I rushed this
so please feel free to add change anything etc!!!!