Match Report vs Barry
West End 27 July 2014 @ Barry Island (Skipper and report
Things started well when we won the toss and batted first
with the intention of making full use of a familiar looking
Barry Island track. As normal the wind got up (make your own
jokes) and the west end opening bowler rather enjoyed wobbling
it round (there's a danger this could become a two ronnies
report so I'll stop right there). But Tesh and Kim were watchful
and took full toll of anything loose. In the 10th over tesh
played round a full delivery and was bowled but trev slotted
right in and the scoring went well with a solid 80 from the
first 18 overs. From there we could kick on to the 220 total
we felt was needed.
But the last ball of the 18th over was where it began to
go wrong. Kim played round a full ball and was bowled after
what was until that delivery a faultless innings, departing
for 47 with one six and seven boundaries. Trev followed almost
immediately, caught smartly at midwicket for 12 trying to
force the slow bowler over the top.
Will and debutant Mike Fogg set about stabilising the innings
and Will hit some attractive blows through the offside but
then he was adjudged lbw for 15. Ed came in at number six
and did what he does best, hitting some thoroughbred fours
to all parts. He was given a reprieve when the keeper failed
to poach a dolly which lobbed up to short leg but alas the
cheese was bowled with Hatton's eighth delivery for 33.
Hatton's first 17 deliveries were all dots and the scoring
slowed so that 200 appeared a very distant target. But some
late hitting from Mike (22), Ash (14) and Stevo (11) yielded
31 from the last 4 overs to allow us to settle on a modest
183-8. West End bowled commendably straight but we all felt
we were light of the total we needed.
Cheese and Will opened up and got us off to a good tight
start but as the innings wore on the familiar west end openers
took advantage of a decent wicket, a big outfield and a couple
of dropped chances. Paul finally and deservedly got the adventurous
opener caught smartly by tesh in the deep for 115 but it was
our only success as west end reached their target in the 36th
over with few alarms in the final few overs. We need to play
them at Wenvoe next year!