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Match Report

1st XI v Ilton (H)

Sunday, 12th June 2005
National Village Knockout, 4th Round

Chew Magna were bundled unceremoniously out of the Village Knockout by Division 1 side Ilton. Chew batted first on a good track with a quick outfield. Ilton were two players short due to traffic problems, and their bowling was affected for the first 10 overs or so.

Andy Witcombe looked in top form as he dismantled the Ilton attack with some punishing stroke play. Sam Kirk was less fortunate, getting out for just 1. This brought the Burly Mondair to the wicket. By this time the Ilton opener Andy Mason was back on the pitch after his traffic nightmare.

Ken was most unmondair like compiling a modest 17 before departing. Nick "ello then" Beedell was next in. One lovely late cut for 4 was just about all he managed before being stumped for 6. Andy continued majestically at the other end, pulling and driving with ease. However when the spinner came on Andie's eyes lit up and he too was stumped for an impressive 63.

Gary Filer came in and started accumulating runs at a good rate, along with Rich Gatton. Rich went in the back on 11 and had to retire (to an old folks home I think?). Oggie came and played some Oggie type shots, before Gazza was bowled trying to chop one off his stumps.

Bones came in for the last couple and with Oggie they put on a rapid 20 before the end of the innings. 188 for 5 was OK, but we had to make in roads into the Ilton top 4 pretty quickly otherwise it would be curtains for us.

After a lovely tea served up by Marina, the Chew attack began the task of removing those front 4. Well we did at first, getting Ricky Selway bowled by Gazza Filer for 7, but we never had another sniff from then on in. Both Garry and Dave bowled well, but on a flat pitch and with two quality players like Bertie Horner and Shaun Lee at the wicket the inevitable was just, inevitable. The score mounted and we ran out of bowlers. Lockie, Kenny, Andy and Nicky all had a go but without success. We did manage to run out Horner but Ilton were well past 150 by then and with Paul Oliver in next we were doomed.

A massive six by Oliver over cow corner put us out of our misery and we had lost by 8 wickets with nearly 4 overs left. A score of 220-240 and some early wickets would have made it more of a contest, but in this sort of form Ilton will take some stopping.

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