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Match Report vs St Fagans 31 May 2010@ St Fagans (Skipper and report Muff)

A lovely day for a game and after a brief chat with the skipper I lost the toss and we were put into bat. I would have batted anyway as we appeared to have lots of people capable of opening.
Or not.

As it turned out we batted like window lickers and after 20 overs we were 48 for 6 with Chris bowled for 1, JR caught behind for 3, Steve’o bowled for 0, Ed caught for 6, Kim well caught for1 and Harry Ryde bowled for 0 to 2 kid bowlers who were moving the ball just enough.

With Ed coming back on as a runner for the injured Darren(who by now had discovered he had no box in!) and the Shakemeister at the other end we put together a decent partnership of 76 and even saw Shakey run a 3!!!! Mark finally caught for a well made 27.

Andy Hood then came in and hit a quickfire 13 including the shot of the day, a lovely straight drive through mid-off and finishing not-out and Darren/Ed finishing on an excellent 86 not-out. Muff and Rajas dnb.

Tea was ok but with 2 Furnhams and Shakey, seconds was never an option so back out to the pitch to defend 158.

Harry and Rajas bowled 8 overs at the start and went unrewarded for some tight bowling but with the enevitable bad ball an over being put away the score kept climbing.

Kim and I took over and although Kim bowled ok he got nada but I got a wicket with a pie caught by Rajas at cover. There was a run-out. Darren the immobile slip dropped one off me(git) and I dropped a caught and bowled (natch) and brought on Andy and Shakey, Andy bowling very well and picking up 3 wickets all bowled and Shakey unlucky to be wicketless when he pronounced himself knackered and took himself off.

Coming back, Harry, Rajas and Kim tried in vain to pick up the remaining wickets to no avail and apart from another run-out. We never were really in it and probably had no chance as the umpire at one end never took his eyes off the Sunday paper he was reading!!!!

Despite the loss we had a right good laugh, mainly at darrens expense and apart from leaving the kit behind (sorry dan) had a good day out.

Harry 7-1-28-0
Rajas 7-2-27-0
Muff 7-0-34-1
Kim 5.3-0-24-0
Andy 8-2-22-3
Mark 4-0-10-0.


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