Match Report vs Sudbrook
4 July 2010@ Sudbrook (Skipper and report Dan)
With sun forecast, but actually being everywhere bar Sudbrook,
Captain Dan won the toss (!!) and decided rather than fielding
in almost certain rain, we’d bat. What a move…The
Cazh opened with Cheese and Easy, the pair weren’t required
to do anything much in the 1st over as the ball hit the keepers
helmet for 5 penalty runs plus Cheese got out his slice and
gained a boundary from it. The 3rd over was almost identical
to the 1st with another 5 penalty runs plus 2 more boundaries
from the Cheese – one a glorious cover drive which he
only seemed to lean into…the large outfield was lightening
fast. After 4 overs the Cazh had shot to 32, with Easy pushing
the score along from the other end with cover drive 2’s.
A change of bowling stemmed if not stopped the rapid rate,
with the oppo skipper bowling spin and spinning it, he bowled
a lovely delivery to beat Ed all end up (14). 35-1-5overs.
Kim came to the crease and by now there was a spot of drizzle
in the air. After running a couple of 2’s the new bowlers
stopped the runs, bowling 3 maidens in a row. Kim was exceedingly
patient. Easy was dropped at cover, and was very close to
his first 6 for the club smacking a pull one bounce over the
square boundary. Unfortunately Easy was to perish in the 11th
over bowled for an impressive (18). JR joined Kim. JR hung
around, which matched his batting style (hanging the bat out…)
until the 16th over where he too was bowled (2). 60-3-16overs.
Steveo stepped up next and started in normal fashion clubbing
one to cow for 2. At this point Kim started to up his scoring
shots and although put down by the oppo skipper, went on to
club a massive 6, the cars in the car park were only saved
by the flagpole that the ball struck half way up! Steveo hit
more 1 singles than I’ve ever seen, and the pair put
on a valuable partnership of 58 before Steveo was bowled for
13. 130-4-26overs. Shakey joined Kim and by now the drizzle
was lashing across the ground, but they stayed out there.
The Shaeky Dab made an appearance third scoring shot for 4.
Another big 6 from Kim, this time to the far boundary brought
up his 50. The pair continued to battle away for the next
10 overs putting on another excellent partnership of 65 before
Shakey was bowled for 20. 193-5-36overs.
Paul was next up, and ran 5 singles, giving Kim the majority
of the strike. Kim reached his 2nd century of the season mid
way in the 38th over, at which point everyone walked off the
field as it was pissing down. The Cazh then declared as there
was little chance of the game resuming. 217-5-38.3overs.
Ed – 14 b
Easy – 18 b
Kim – 100 no
JR – 2 b
Steveo – 13 b
Mark – 20 b
Paul – 5 no.
A massive 44 extras also helped!
So off to tea, with the Cazh instruction to finish off everything
as it was unlikely that the game would restart. With a 30
min tea, the two skippers inspected the wicket – which
was fine, the outfield was wet, so it was decided to give
another 20 minutes…why hadn’t it have been 10….20
minutes later the rain had stopped and there was even a hint
of sun, so the game resumed with Sudbrook starting their innings.
Thinking the oppo would put a few of the kids at the top
of the order, Winkie opened up one end with Dave at the other.
Sudbrook got off to a good start with a 4 and a couple of
singles. At Dave’s end a batsman would had never played
before but he was a big bloke and obviously had good hand
eye coordination as he clubbed everything to cow corner where
Paul had a torrid time trying to stop the ball off the skiddy
surface. After a good start, a Winkie JR combo successfully
run the novice out for 16. 28-1 off 5 overs. The next man
in was also bowled by Winkie in the 6th over. The new bat
was still not a youngster and took a liking to Dave clubbing
Paul took over from DB and after a poor first over, came
back strong and the pair clawed back the rate. 77 off 15overs.
Shag took over from Winkie, started well but in the 4th took
a bit of a hammering and ‘relieved himself from bowling
duties and was replaced by Kim. Paul bowled through and was
Ed and Shakey took over, though the batsman were starting
to hit out, the opener (skipper) looked very composed. After
30 overs the score had reached 166 and the 2 batsman didn’t
look like getting out, the Cazh had to try and stop them scoring
runs. Dan returned from the other end and did better, with
a close lbw against the skipper turned down. Steveo was doing
a sterling job behind the stumps and showed to everyone that
he still ‘has it’.
In the 38th over Sudbrook hit the winning boundary just 2
balls before the stage we had declared…I’m not
too sure if they would have offered to finish the game after
38.3 overs, but as it was the situation didn’t arise.
An excellent batting display from Kim, ably supported by
the rest of the team. In the field some of the team were guilty
of giving up on chasing down boundaries, though it was surprisingly
muggy. Only 11 extras conceded. Another good game even if
we did lose, with the oppo skipper finishing not out on 137
and the number 4 scoring his maiden 50. 220 – 2.
Andy – 8overs – 1 maiden – 26-1
Dave – 4-0-34-0
Paul – 8-0-31-0
Dan – 7-0-37-0
Kim – 3-0-23-0
Ed – 4-0-36-0
Mark – 4.1-0-28-0
A good game against good opposition.