Match Report vs Kineton
(Tour#1) 08 September 2019 @ Kineton (Warks) (Skipper
and report DT)
Match reports usually start on the day of the game but tour
Our story begins in Royal Leamington Spa, upon leaving our
Hotel (the name and memory of which I have expunged) we gathered
at a pub full of 12 year olds to commence the time honoured,
traditional, excruciating, seemingly endless, Spoof World
Cup. (I could at this point describe the (endless) rounds
designed to select Captain, Vice-Captain and those unlucky
two who would miss out but I paid no attention to it after
winning the only two rounds I took part in.) The results of
said game were as follows:-
Captain – DT
Vice - Captain - Pete O
Unlucky losers - Dave W, Jesus (sadly both tour virgins)
Much hilarity ensued. We then moved on to another establishment
where our group split, those making there way home included
Skipper and Vice skipper to ensure they were fresh for the
contest the next day!!
We return to our story the next morning.
It appears that some of our party lost their way in the dark
streets of Leamington due to excitement brought on by multiple
rounds of Spoof. Luckily, they had been taken in by some friendly
locals, who let them rest their weary heads. After some hours
they sent them on a course for the hotel, of course in true
Casuals style they rewarded their hosts handsomely for their
assistance. In most cases this was a monetary reward but one
of the group redecorated their bathroom whilst he was there
which we all thought was very generous of him (infact he so
exhausted himself that he didn’t make it to breakfast)
After breakfast a time was set to gather in reception to
make our way to the ground. The Cap and VC retired to a local
coffee shop to make their plans for the game. On their return
two elder statesmen of the club (Shakes and Winkie) magnanimously
offered to step aside to allow the two tour virgins the chance
to play. This offer was gladly taken up. At the appointed
time the team met and we left for Kineton.
Upon our arrival the home skipper informed DT that the choice
of batting or bowling was the choice of the away team. Dt
choose to bat.
After the presentation of tour
virgin shirts (this year there was a Disney princess theme)
to Dave W, Will and James the match began
The Cazh made a slow but steady start with Luvers and Ed opening,
the 1st and sadly 2nd wickets falling in the 9th over (Ed
– 5, Rob – 1) with the score on 26. This brought
Will to the crease, who was still feeling a little tired after
his decorating exploits of the night before. Although you
wouldn’t have known it once he was at the crease as
he and Luvvers put on 94 for the 3rd wicket which fell in
the 25th over, (Will – 54), the score now 124. Sadly
this led to a mini collapse the 4th wicket falling the next
over (Hands– 0) the 5th in the 27th (Luvvers –
57) and the 6th in the 28th (Richie – 2), the score
now 130 for 6. There followed a brief revival, a partnership
of 24 for the 7th between Dan and Goffy. Dan fell (18) in
the 35th and in the same over we saw the demise of the other
tour virgin, Dave W. (0). Pete O (vc) and Goff then put on
10 for the 9th wicket, Pete (0) bowled in the 38th (164-9).
The loss of 9 wickets was an unusual occurrence for the Cazh
this season and it precipitated an even rarer site, the Quodcumque
furvum luminare minus alietum made his way to the crease (to
much joshing), for those of you who doubt this site there
is video evidence, although I suspect it has been faked as
the footage shows that DT hit the ball 3 times and even scored
a run and ran two 2’s. DT (1) was eventually (and unfairly)
run out by Goffy (14). The Cash finishing on 170. The consensus
was that this was nowhere near enough.
One notable occurrence during our innings was the arrival
of the “father of the club” Foxy, who said his
hellos and then made his way to the middle to umpire.
After tea (which I will not presume to comment on), we made
our way onto the pitch to face the opposition openers. At
this point I should really describe each over and the wickets
that fell in them to glorious catches and unplayable deliveries.
Unfortunately, I cannot because what followed was a chanceless
display of batting despite a very good bowling performance
by all, their openers put on a partnership of 164 before their
No1 pointlessly retired on 100 with only 6 runs required.
Their No3 made his way to the middle but did not score as
their No2 saw off the final runs, with Kineton winning by
10 wickets in the 30th over.
D Lewis 6 0 0 22
Dave T 6 0 0 21
Dave W 6 0 0 39
Pete O 6 0 0 41
Goff 3 0 0 25
G Loveridge 2.1 0 0 20
After a long afternoon in the field and a quick drink in
the bar the Cazh returned to Leamington for a very nice Curry.