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Match Report

1st XI v Almondsbury (H)

Saturday, 5th May 2012
Bristol & District Cricket League
Senior Division

Chew opened their 2012 campaign with a 2 wicket win over Almondsbury. The game was played on a green wicket under grey skies with a biting northerly wind. Not the sort of weather you might expect in May, but when most of the other fixtures were cancelled due to the recent rain, it was good to start off with a win.

The wicket was soft and green, but palyed very well considering its appearance. Chew openers bowled very tighly and the visitors found it difficult to get the ball away. Mike Woolmore bowled 11 overs for just 18 runs and at the other end Ken Mondair was equally miserly picking up 4 wickets for 30 off his 12 overs.

At the half way point Almondabury were 44 for 4 off 22 overs. All very symetrical but not pointing to a competitive score. Chew continued to take wickets as the tail crumbled under first change bowler Shaun Hosier. Shaun cashed in as the tail tried to slog their way to a respectable total, finishing with 5 for 19 off 11 overs.

After tea Chew set about the relatively low score of 98 to win. With two players making their debut, Adam and Dave Blower, Chew needed a solid start. This failed to materialise as Adam was caught behind off a leading edge for 0. Mikke Denning was joined by Stu Watson and the pair added 18 before Mike was judged LBW for 5. Watson stuck around as wickets fell at the other end, finally going LBW for 31. Captain Pete Solomon then dug in as the target crept closer. A quick fire 13 from Lee Bryant and 12 from Charlie Thompson got us to within striking distance.

Despite a duck for Ken Mondair, Captain Colomon brought the ship in with a resolute 10 not out. Shaun Hosier was the not out batsman when the winning runs were struck.

So 26 points in the bag when many other teams failed to make it to the middle is just the start we wanted.

And continuing in the tradition of Champagne Moments and CJ Hole Numpty Moments...

The Champagne moment was any one of Stu Watson three stunning catches, two were top drawer, and in temperatures of -5, thats Champagne.Well done Stu, a bottle of Swerve Sqeeko is on its way as we speak.

The C J Hole Numpty moment goes to captain Pete, for firstly forgetting to organise the tea lady (thanks to Tim Sage for stepping in at the last moment) and then for his fumbled catch at mid on off Charlie Thompson. Cold hands Pete?

All in all a great start to 2012, long may it continue.

 

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