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Match Report

2nd XI v Butleigh (A)

Saturday, 15th July 2006
Somerset Cricket League
Division 2

Due to a wedding on the Butleigh ground, this fixture was moved to Baltonsborough which is just a couple of miles up the road. The weather was hot and sunny once more as Warren won the toss and inserted the opposition on what looked a bit of an allotment. In fact the wicket played OK as Sam Munday opened up with Sam Kirk. It was definitely a Sam day today as we also had Sam Scragg playing.

Both Sam's bowled well and it was Munday who drew first blood when he had Edmondson LBW for 4. Sam Stan kept the pressure on and bowled a good tidy line and length and let the wicket do the rest. Sam Munday came off after 4 overs and was replaced by Andy Banks. Andy kept up the pressure and also bowled good lines. He was joined in the attack by Lucas Chard who bowled his leggers to great effect, using the 1 in 5 slope across the wicket to get extra turn.

Banks and Chard both bowled their 12 and took 4 wickets between them for just 75 runs. Top quality diddly doddly if you ask me. Mad Dog came on, but was rested after 2 overs due to heat exhaustion. Stan came back on to finish up from one end while Munday returned and took his second wicket as Scraggo held onto a skier at long off. After a huge cake laden tea table was demolished in fine style, we headed back out to see if the potatoes were up yet.

They weren't, but the wicket did get worse as we went into battle. The odd one was going along the ground and the odd one up your nose off a length. This made batting a bit difficult at times, like it needed to be with Fred Say bowling 9 overs and taking 2 for 4. Pretty economical even compared with Stan. Still we stuck to it and after losing Dickie for 6 and Munday for a rapid fire 14, Scraggo set about beating Mackers all time record of 0.48 runs per over. Sadly he missed out by 0.03 but good effort none the less. Luke came and went for 4 and then Stan came in to join Scraggo (still on 3) and the pair hung around while Stan started accumulating. Stan finally went for 30, top effort from the new City keeper there.

Harding and Hurford went cheaply, Bob holing out on the biggest boundary in Somerset, shot selection a bit of a worry there then Bub. Wazza came in and along with TTT (still suffering from a dodgy neck, knee and back to name but 3) managed to put on 40 before TTT was caught at long on. Wazza made 31 n.o. as we finished just 27 short. Not a bad effort seeing as were about 5 players short, but we need to get back to winning ways if we are to keep the pressure up on the leaders.

This weeks awards, The champagne moment goes to Matt Bryant for his 6 back over the bowlers head, and the CJ Hole Numpty moment goes to Dickie for several calamities behind the timbers. One dropped catch, 2 missed stumpings and 2 missed run outs, one where he failed to take the bails off swiping at fresh air. Rich, those games in the over 60's aren't doing you any good are they? Back next week as we travel to a local derby with Purnells, I hope the police have got the crowd control organised.

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