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Match Report

2nd XI v Stapleton (A)

Saturday, 15th June 2013
West of England Premier League
Bristol & North Somerset

A poor performance all round saw The Two's slip to a 6 wicket defeat at the hands of mid table Stapleton.

After rain reduced the game to 40 overs a side Chew lost the toss and were inserted on what looked a decent track. The Stapleton openers bowled well early on and openers Blower and Gatton got off to a slow start. Blower lbw for 10 and Gatton caught in the gully for 6 had us 38 for 2 and wickets continued to fall as a succession of poor shots against tidy bowling reduced us to 97 for 7 with only Iain Locke showing any long term resistance with 27.

97 for 7 with just the tail to come looked bleak, but the 5th and 6th bowlers were not up to much and Joe Williams in particular, but with help from Rhys Thomas, Andy Banks and then Davis Chisimba the last 3 wickets put on 56 runs to help the total along to 153 with Davis caught at long off in the final over.

After tea Chasimba and Thomas opened up and Davis bowled quickly and aggressivley in the first couple of overs removing Anderson for a duck caught behind by Gatton. Veale followed soon after stumped by Gatton off a Thomas outie, but after that chances came and went, and Chew failed to find a breakthrough.

Sonanwane chanced his arm and despite two or three lives he managed to get to 54 before being caught at long on by Joe Williams.

However the Chew bowling wasn't up to par, with too many bad balls delivered giving the Stapleton  middle order some easy chances to score boundaries on what is a very small ground.

Andy Witcombe came on to try some spin, and managed to have Birkinshaw caught out on the deep mid-wicket fence by Thomas, who hadly had to move as a powerful drive fell right into his hands.

That was the last of the wickets, and as Sam Locke bowling down the hill with the wind behind him generated some decent pace off his 4 overs, Coombes went to his 50 with a boundary off Andy Banks.

All over in just 27 overs, and everyone agreed we need to do better in all areas next week against Frenchay.



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