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Match Report

2nd XI v Timsbury (A)

Saturday, 3rd May 2014
West of England Premier League
Bristol & North Somerset

Chew Two's got the 2014 campaign off to a winning start away at local rivals Timsbury. Veteran skipper Iain Locke won the toss and inserted the home side on what was a very green and very soft wicket. Davis Chasimba and Fraser Thomas opened the Chew attack with Chasimba going more for line and length rather than his usual express pace. Fraser Thomas, aged 14 and one quarter opening for the first time in a league game. Ellis Grubb was dropped third ball in the gully, but apart from that the Timsbury openers looked in good shape. Davis finished off his 9 overs for a miserly 20 runs and Father Thomas took over from son Thomas at the top end. Thomas bowled his usual slow swingers and with the pitch being so slow the Timsbury openers found scoring slow and painful. Thomas picked up Grubb for 28 with the score on 58, Stuart Earle looking well set at the other end. Andy Banks replaced Chasimba up the hill and the runs came more freely with Earle finally finding some shots. Hoddinott was caught behind off Thomas for a painfully slow 9. Dav Griffiths came on for a go with his leg spin at the bottom end. (wrong end captain, please remember for next time). Dav bowled some Bassetts, some world class leggers, some world class pies and retired from the attack after 4 overs. Thomas Junior came back up the hill for his final 3 overs and took his first ever League wicket when he bowled Pearcy for 2. e also had a catch dropped at point by his dad, (who is now nursing a broken finger... ouch !) By this time Earle was in full flow and passed 50 with some mighty hits over midwicket before the rabbit killer captain Locke came on down the hill. Lockie as usual bowled wicket to wicket and picked up 2 wickets for not a lot off 7 overs, including the impressive Earle for 87. After tea Pat and Bones opened up. Pat dragged one on and we were 4 for 1 after the first over. However help was at hand as Captain Locke joined Bones in the middle. The help came from the Timsbury bowlers who convinced they were top class quicks kept ploughing the ball into the middle of the wicket, especially to Lockie, who promptly deposited them over of very near to the fence for 4 or 6. This happened with monotonous regularity despite changing the bowling. Probably frightened at the prospect of bowling to Iain " the king of the hook" Locke the Timsbury bowler felt this was a good plan. Clearly not lads, take note for next time. Lockie and Bones got the score up to 42 before Bones went bowled for 12. Enter Steve Ives. Ivo, well known for his counter attacking style found it hard going on the soft wicket but did manage a few good blows before he was caught out for 22. In the meantime Lockie was still plugging away at the other end and passed 50 with victory in sight. Then in true Chew Magna tradition managed to put the frightners on those of us on the boundary by playing a tired looking slog to a straight one. Bowled for 75. Rich Gatton was then joined by Rhys Thomas and between them nudged the score towards the victory target of 181. Thomas made a brisk 15 before returning to type and slogged one up in the air. Then Will Hosier came and went for a duck, and we all thought 181 looked quite a long way off. Happily Banko and Rich thought otherwise and a couple of good lusty blows later we were winning the game with an over to spare. Well done chaps, good effort all round. off to a winning start, and well deserved too. Champagne moment was probably the 5 penalty runs awarded to Chew when the ball hit the helmet lurking behind the keeper. What fun! C J Hole Numpty Moment, Probably three competitors here. 1, Pat Jones for dropping the opener third ball who went on to score 28. 2, Pat Jones for running under a catch to dismiss Earle on 52, Went on to score 87. 3, Pat Jones for dragging a wide on to his stumps from 2 feet outside his off stump, in the first over, when we were short of batting..... Yes, there is a theme here. 4, Captain Locke for bowling Dav our experimental leg spin bowler at the end where he could be slogged over mid wicket for 6 every other ball. He was... 5, Rhys "Pie Thrower" Thomas for thinking he was 23 again and diving for a catch off his son, dropping the ball and breaking his finger in the process. What a plank, and I apologise unreservedly to all the team if I'm out for next week. X-Rays in BRI on Wednesday. Results in the Lancet Thursday. See you all again next week when we entertain Clevedon at the Court. ART

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