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