1st XI v Ashcott And Polden (H)
Sunday, 15th May 2016
National Village Knockout, 1st Round
IT'S A VILLAGE KNOCKOUT!
High flyers from WEPL Prem 2 Shapwick & Polden came to the tiny Chew Court ground and were soon into their fielding drills before anyone from Chew had been roused from the previous nights apple based drinks fest.
Eventually 11 players were rounded up for Chew and a quick game of catch one, drop one constituted the warm up. FilerG and Junior WSG bowled well, kept it tight but break-throughs proved elusive and couple of chances went begging. S&P reached 81 for 1 and the instructions from mission control were clear – WE ARE READY FOR LAUNCH.
At the same time Captain Dash turned to his most experienced campaigner CCC#TO and former non-bowler Vile. Eventually Vile managed to keep it straight and the wickets started to come and soon they were falling faster than Soyuz space capsule attempting re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere.
In this case it was S&P returning to Earth with a bump as 81 for 1 became 119 all out. CCC#TO with 3 for 24 and Vile 5 for 24 were ably supported by the rest of the team and Junior WSG took a great catch in the deep.
A very fine tea was then enjoyed with delightful ham sandwiches (for the second time in the weekend) crisps, pizza and some spectacular scones with lashings of cream and jam #wheelieheaven. All washed down with a spot of summer fruits and a decent cup of tea. Are our tea ladies the best in the wider Bristol area?
Crash, bang wallop and Chew were 50 for none in the 6th over. S&P’s pace attack unused to the Chew wicket. 8 overs and its 50 for 2 as S&P find their lengths and line. But CCC#TO, Lee ‘Leo’ Bryant, and FilerG know how to play and it’s another tick in the win column for Chew and apple based drinks all round!
Mega thanks to all who have been down at the court this weekend to sample the delights and sunshine on offer. Not least to everyone who worked so hard to make the ground look a picture, the tea ladies, umpires and scorers.
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