Match Report vs Cavaliers
30 June 2011@ Cathedral School (Skipper and report
On arrival at the sun drenched Cathedral school ground a
shiny new pavilion greeted the Cazh (shiny being the operative
word as fielding opposite you can’t pick up the ball
against the windows/grey natural stone surround…). Stand
in skipper Captain Dan tossed, lost and was inserted (to bat).
JF and Tesh did the honours and began cautiously but steadily
against one quick bowler who was moving it in and out with
a hint of cut, and a slow bowler who was there or there abouts.
Both played some delightful shots, JF hitting a 6 in the process
and Tesh some lovely mid on drives that raced away across
the boundary for four. After 10 overs the Cazh were on a firm
foundation of 48 without loss. Only one real chance had been
given – a drop by Jeremy at cover.
Looking to capitalise on the opening 10, Tesh tried to go
large against another slow bowler, but missed the ball and
was stumped (23). 55 -1 off 11overs. Kim joined JF but could
only watch as JF tried to hit out…and was quite effective
as he was caught at gully (23). Goff in next looking to beat
his current season’s tally of 2, unfortunately not to
be as he decided to leave the first ball faced - a straight
one which hit top of off (0 – shiny and glowing). Gaz
Thomas was next in and he and Kim began a forge a partnership
against some slow but accurate bowling…a partnership
that was short lived as Kim was caught next for 6. 70-4 off
16overs. Desperately looking to increase the pace and set
some sort of defendable total, Steveo entered the fray and
caused some entertaining viewing with a few slaps for 1 to
fielders and a boundary. Gaz hit a good cover drive before
being caught and bowled (13), bringing Paul in to bat. 82-5-
Pushing hard…Steveo was soon to out to a despairing
dive and as he realised he wasn’t going to make his
ground whist backing up could be heard shouting ‘bugger’
as the fielder threw down the stumps (11). Gwion on instruction
to ‘go hard’ – went hard and was bowled
for another golden duck, with Winkie going in with a few ball
remaining. The Cazh finishing on a below par round 100- 7.
Winkie 2no and Paul 5no and Dan/Dion dnb.
There was talk of Steveo opening the bowling as a cunning
plan to stop Steadman from using the pace of the ball to create
singles, but the Cavs had other ideas opening with different
batsman. Therefore BA opened from the non pavilion end and
Winkie from the other. Didn’t get going to a brilliant
start with 5 wides, but came back nicely. Winkie causing some
issues with a bouncy opening spell taking the first wicket
bowled. 14-1- 3overs. Paul was switched with Dion in the 5th
over and immediately took a wicket bowled first ball up. 25-2-5
overs. Andy bowled through and was replaced by Shag. Dion
was unable to take another wicket and the batsman looked to
hit out – often in the direction of Tesh at mid/long
on, but not often near enough or tall enough to stop it. Shag
took the next and final wicket bowled. 73-3- 12overs.
Gwion took over from Dion and after finding his line bowled
well even if the figures may suggest otherwise – everyone
tried desperately in the field to cut of the singles and fours
but the total was too low to defend against a solid cavaliers
batting line up and no chances were given apart from A JF/Goff
combo for a run out where Goff demolished the stumps without
the ball anywhere near the gloves, but the batsman started
to walk anyway...until he was called back by all players!
The Cavaliers sailed to victory at the end of the 14th over.
It was then off to the Butchers, to have a butchers at the
lovely barmaids supplemented with a few pints and many crisps…and
the prospect of for the first time facing life in the Plate
comp, but at least a chance of doing well in it!
Paul – 3.5-0-20-0
Andy – 4-1-12-1
Iain – 3-0-29-1
Dan – 3-0-17-1
Gwion – 2-0-23-0