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Match Report

1st XI v Kilve (H)

Saturday, 19th July 2003
Somerset Cricket League
Division 1

This match was a must win for us. Kilve may already have resigned themselves to the drop, but if they could win this one who knows? They won the toss and put us in on a fairly hard track with a bit of a green tinge. This seems the best type of Chew wicket these days. A bit of life early on with the new ball, then settling down to a good batting track. Well we got off to a reasonable start with Locky and Bung opening up. Iain pushed it around and Bung played his usual block, block, whack! One on drive saw the ball lost in the trees at the drive end. Took us hours to find it. Iain perished lbw for 19 but Bung went on to a rapid 43 and top Jug avoidance. He finally fell to a wild swing and played on. The rate was good and we continued to pile on the agony for Kilve. Ken hit some monster boundaries before a mini collapse in the mid order saw us just under 200 in the last overs. Dickie smashed 15 off the last over to get us to 227 for 8. Not a bad score against what can only be described as a very ordinary attack. Not quite Cafeteria, but you know what I mean.

Chris and Greg opened up after tea, and had immediate success. Chris picked up the opener with a catch to cover, and followed it with another, before the Oz took over. Bowling with pace and accuracy, combining innies with outies and a few bouncies thrown in, the Kilve batsmen were blown away by Greg operating from the pavilion end. The last 4 'batsmen' had no idea what was going on, or indeed how to hold the bat in one case. Poor Kilve were blasted from the park in just over 20 overs for a measly 73 runs. To save the tail enders from further punishment, Locky decide to bowl at them and proceeded to take the last wicket with his first ball. Top effort Dad.

All in all it was a comprehensive demolition of a side destined for Div 2 next year. They are a pale shadow of their illustrious predecessors. It shows how quickly things can change. Anyway, off to Taunton next week to face the Outcasts. Another good performance should see us moving back up the table.

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