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Match Report

2nd XI v Taunton (A)

Saturday, 26th May 2007
Somerset Cricket League
Division 2

Chew took on Taunton III at Gipsy Lane under leaden skies and a biting West wind. Probably the coldest days cricket for many years. Chew won the toss again, 3 out of 3 for skipper Andy Witcombe this year, and chose to bowl first. The wicket was very hard and it proved impossible for Dawson and Thomas to extract any movement, though it did swing a bit from time to time.

Pattemore and Dalling got off to a good start and it took a change of bowling to get the breakthrough. Alan Locke took over from Jamie Dawson and had an almost immediate success bowling Dalling for 32 with the opening stand on 49. Pattemore continued on, having being given a life on 4 when he was dropped at mid wicket. Partners came and went and only Lewis with 18 and Blackmore with 14 made any substantial contribution. Pattemore went on to score 68 out of 166 as Williams, 4 for 27 including two in two balls and the returning Thomas 4 for 34 ripped the middle order out of the Taunton batting.

Alan Locke also picked up 2 as he bowled 12 overs off the reel for just 35 runs. After the 400 yards walk back to the pavilion we hoovered up a massive and sumptuous tea ready for the second half. The Taunton tea ladies really do set high standards of tea time food. After we had all put on a few pounds we watched Richard Gatton and Sam Scragg open the batting against a pretty lifeless Taunton attack. Rich looking very good as he crashed a chance less 63 not out on this shirt front of a track. Scragg also looking good after his second baller last week, got 22 good runs with some nice shots all around the wicket.

After Scragg had gone Danny Gatton joined his dad and scored a quick fire 14 with 3 fours before playing on to a wide delivery. Matt Wells promoted up the order because of party commitments in Reading, was next in and he too played plenty of shots in his free scoring 34. When he was out he dashed off to change into his party frock ready for the long trip to the Barbie convention.

The end came quickly with Jamie Dawson playing a majestic leg glance for 1 and then Rich crashing a 4 through long on. 15 overs were left which just showed what a good wicket this is. 35 points in the bag and a first win of the season for Andy Witcombe.

The Champagne moment goes to Joe Williams for his two in two. The CJ Hole Numpty moment goes to "Dierdre" Wells for dropping Dave Pattemore on 4 when he went on to make 68 not out. (He did redeem himself by a good knock, but could have saved us an hour or more out in the cold!).

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