Match Report vs Cardiff
Uni Staff 28 June 2012@ Wenvoe (Skipper and report
After a month with no game the last match of June was on
and the skipper expected everyone would be raring to go. Unfortunately,
Maria could not get back from Wimbledon in time and a quick
ring round for an eleventh, after putting it off for as long
as possible DT was called and said he could manage it much
to Junior's relief.
The toss was lost and Uni Staff decided to bat, just to say
that the catchers have not been recorded so please claim yours
and not sure the Stephens’ wickets have been shared
out correctly so please clear up any errors.
The outfield felt very spongy especially just off the square,
the heavy roller had been used on the wicket that seemed to
have some horse shoes attached.
Kim took the first over from the pavilion end, bowling some
left arm china men, after the first couple of sighters the
batsmen started to wander around the wicket and JF had the
batsmen stumped though not upheld by the umpire, the next
ball the same thing happened and this time the umpire put
his specs on and gave him.
Steve-o started quite tentively bowling perhaps a bit straight
and getting tickled around the corner though balls 5 and 6
were on a more attacking line and gained his reward with a
caught and bowled in which the normal pre and post catch swearing
was noticeable absent.
The next 7 overs were a game of cat and mouse with Uni staff
trying to keep wickets and casuals trying to get the balance
between attack and defence with Steve-o, Luvers, Goff and
Winkie getting through their overs. This period was finished
with Winkie closing in from short third man catching out the
striker who stranded himself half way down the wicket with
JF removing the bails.
Pablo started from the quarry end with the run out happening
in his first over, piled on the pressure in his second over
bowling the new batsmen.
Shakey was on at the pavilion end after a solid first over
took hold in his second over Kimbo taking a good catch at
mid on and Steve-o taking another one at a short wide mid
DT replaced Pablo and managed to extract turn from the pitch
straight away, after 3 dots the number 6 looked to mow the
ball away but checked his shot and popped it up to Pablo at
shot cover. DT continued his tight rein and bowled the number
9, which happened to be lady player (which meant that Goff’s
mind could turn back to the cricket), through the gate from
a ball that turned a mile by DT account.
Dan after looking at everyone else taking wickets was champing
at the bit and bowled a tight over, cheese was sandwiched
in with a tidy over with JF commenting on good wobble which
Steve-o quick as a flash questioned weather JF was talking
about the ball or cheese.
Dan started with his second over with five dots with the number
10 swinging away, with a big fat zero in the wickets column,
Dan raced in and beat the bat for the 10th time though this
time hit the top off.
Kimbo: 1 over: 0 maidens: 4 runs: 1 wicket
The run chase was pretty straight forward; JF gave up a frustrating
caught & bowled in the first over. Then the next 6 overs
kept the same routine with Kimbo nudging the easy single after
putting his second ball into the mid wicket boundary and Steve-o
giving a half chance every now and again but in general hitting
the ball in the V, culminating in a checked drive towards
the quarry which should have gone for 4 but ended with Steve-o
having to run three.
Steve-o retired after reaching 25, allowing Luvers to come
in, had a swish at the first and then smacking the second
to the square leg boundary and cas had won by 9 wickets.
JF; caught, runs 0
Steve-o; retired, 25 (4x3)
Kimbo; not out, 12 (4x1)
Luvers; not out, 4 (4x1)
Goff, Dan, DT, Winkie, Pablo, Shakey, Cheese DNB
Semi-Final Monday against Chartered trust at Blackweir