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Match Report

2nd XI v Temple Cloud (H)

Saturday, 2nd June 2007
Somerset Cricket League
Division 2

Chew Magna Seconds welcomed local rivals Temple Cloud to Chew Court for this 2nd XI Division 2 match, and promptly crushed them by a massive 186 runs. On a hot sunny day, the wicket was decidedly spongy and without life.Chew batting first would have been looking for a score of around 150 to 180, but such was the dominance of the bat over the ball that despite losing Sam Scrag early on for 0, The two Gattons repaired the damage and began to accumulate with ease.

Rich went for 30 but Danny carried on, and despite being dropped behind when on 14, went on to score 87 before being comically run out by Charlie Thompson when the slog was on. The middle order supported with a patient 42 from Sam Munday, and a quick fire 18 from Matt Wells, which included a six and three fours, helped the score to an impressive 225 for 8 off the 45 overs. The Temple Cloud side included 5 juniors which was encouraging, especially the opening bowler from the pavilion end who showed great promise and a reasonable turn of pace.

After tea the game turned on its head as Alan Locke and Rhys Thomas destroyed the Temple batting line up with some top quality trundle. Line and length won the day as the Temple batsmen starved of any four balls tried to hit anything they could and paid the price. Sam Munday started it all by leaping high at backward square leg to hold a catch off Alan Locke. Alan then bowled the next batsman and then had the next stumped by Rich Gatton with some quality work behind the timbers.

9 for 3 off 6 and Temple well and truly up against it. Enter 'The Pie', Limping in from the pavilion end, 'The Pie then took four wickets in three overs, including three in four balls to end the game as a contest. Jamie Dawson and Charlie Thompson then took over and Dawson produced the ball of the day to remove the number nine batsman while Charlie picked up the other two from the tree end with his leg spin. All out 39 in just 18 overs, a bad day at the office for Temple.

The Champagne moment is shared this week. Firstly Rich Gatton for his outstanding stumping off Alan Locke, and also to Jamie Dawson for his leg cutter which bowled the number nine batsman. Top quality from either end of the age range. The CJ Hole Numpty moment goes to Charlie Thompson for his yes no sorry run out of Danny Gatton. Shame on you Charlie, we were all looking forward to Danny getting a jug in.

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