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Match Report vs Baltonsborough 5 September 2010@ Baltonsborough (Skipper Dan, report Cheese)

After the poor performance at the Newton Tracey, the Cazh got together before the match against Baltonborough and looked really focused with a real hunger in their eyes it was only hoped that this focus and hunger would last after the Wetherspoons breakfast.

The cazh arrived at the pub in Baltonborough to see the Captain sinking his 2nd pint and opposition no where to be seen. The oppo turn up in drips and draps looking worse for wear after their rivalry the night before. The match was set at 25 overs a side with a max of 5 with the oppo being inserted into bat due to the lack of numbers.

Winkie opened up for the caz and bowled a superb 3 over spell of, as we have come to expect, fast accurate bowling only conceding 3 runs. This tight bowling brought Winkie two wickets both coming in similar fashion, bowling both batsman through the gate when they were looking to drive.

Dan opened from the other end and after being hit for a straight four came back to make the first breakthrough with Goff catching in the gully. Dan’s second wicket came in his final over with an excellent yorker.

After the first 6 overs the score had reached 15 for 4. The Stephen’s took over the bowling. Shakey taking over from Winkie and continued the solid start picking a wicket up in the first over with Dan taking a good catch at mid off after seemingly not picking it up straight away.

Paul was toiling away at the other end though did not enjoy the same success of the other bowlers, struggling with the right length and getting hit straight. Jam did some great fielding at mid off cutting off drives that looked destined for the boundary. Although finishing with a maiden Paul finished up wicket less.

Shakey continued with his tight line from the other end keeping the run rate low but not managing to make another break through and with the score reaching 63 for 5 off 12 overs it looked like the caz might be spending more time in the field than first expected.

At the start of the 13th over there was a huddle between Ash with the gloves and Shakey, most of the fielders felt it was about who would eat more cake at tea but as it turned out it was more cricket based. As during the over Shakey fired down an arm ball slightly wide on the off side and with the batsman over balancing Ash took the bails off finishing a partnership that looked like taking the game away from the caz..

With both the Stephens bowling through it was down to DT and Jam to finish the innings which they did in style. Jam turned his arm over hoping it would last longer than his batting display at NT (which it did by 5 balls!!), in fact Jam’s 4th ball was a corker bowling the main batting antagonist.

DT finished off the innings picking up the wicket of the young’un with Paul taking a dolly at mid wicket and mastering the JR crawler to take the last wicket.

Winkie 3-0-3-2
Dan 3-0-9-2
Shakey 5-0-15-2
Paul 5-1-37-0
DT 1.5-1-4-2
Jam 1-0-9-1

Baltonborough finishing on 80 all out off 18.5 overs.

A quick tea due to the BBQ after the game and on to the casual batting; Ed and Ash opened up for the caz with the idea that sensible batting would get us through to the end. This plan should have come undone in the second over when Ed skied one to deep square leg but the catch was not taken and Ed reach 1000 runs for the club.
For next 10 overs better batting prevailed with the good balls being kept out and the bad balls going for 4. Most of the good balls came from the young bowler who kept a good line with an edge catching amount of swing.

During the partnership both batsman kept talking about the need to get forward though neither managed it, which was Ash’s’ undoing playing back to one that kept low and was bowled. This brought Goff to the wicket and after watching Ed reach his fifty smacked the last ball of the 15th over for 4 and the game was done.

Ed 52 not out
Ash 27 bowled
Goff 4 not out

A ruthless display from the caz against a team suffering from a lack of sleep and massive hangovers finished with a BBQ in the pub garden and salivating over the stat porn.



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