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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 him everywhere.

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 economical. 102-2-21overs.

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.



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