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Match Report

1st XI v Wells (H)

Saturday, 28th April 2007
Friendly

Chew welcomed Wells to Chew Court in sparkling sunshine for the second of their two pre season friendlies. Chew under the captaincy of Dave Filer opted to bat first and Nick Beedell opened with Paul King. Unfortunately Nick went for a duck to one which kept a little low. Wells opening bowler Nick Gerrish extracted what pace there was in the wicket with a lively opening spell of 8 overs taking 3 wickets in the process. The second of these was Iain Locke who was adjudged LBW for 13 and then Chris Hole, bowled for a duck. Neil Ogborne followed suit 3 overs later and Chew were in need of a rescue plan. This came in the form of Gary Filer who came in and after a watchful start smashed the ball to all parts in a superb knock of 76. Just when a century seemed there for the taking he ran down the track once to often and was stumped.

Australian Ben Frawley managed just 6 before holing out to square leg from a slow long hop, then Captain Dave Filer went LBW for 23 leaving chew a bit short of runs and with still 10 overs to go. Enter the stonewall gang in the shape of Rhys Thomas and James Doyle. They prodded around and sneaked a few here and there before a mini onslaught by Doyle in the 38th over produced 3 consecutive fours and then he was stumped after getting a bit carried away.Still 197 all out was not a bad score on a slow low track.

The Wells innings started slowly with wickets falling regularly to Munday 2 and Gary Filer who bowled a great spell of 9 overs taking 2 for 25 including the Wells Aussie who didn't play a shot to a big inducker. Top ball that one. Ben Frawley and Rhys Thomas (yes he is still able to run, just) took over and kept Chew on top. Frawley picking up Payne for 9 before Thomas bowled T Gerrish and then after Nick Gerrish had produced the shot of the day, a reverse sweep off Thomas for four, he to perished when he top edged Thomas straight up for Gary Filer to take a comfortable catch. After this the game was over for Wells and with the tail not really wagging Chew rapped it all up when Brown was bowled by Frawley and Hodgkinson was run out for 9.

The Champagne moment was the reverse sweep from Gerrish, The CJ Hole Numpty moment goes to Ben Frawley for his hopeless pull shot off a slow trundler which went straight to square leg. You're not in Perth now cobber! But the Man of the match was without Gary Filer, a superb display of batting, bowling and catching. A magnum of Nerve Clico goes to Gazza for his efforts.

Well next week its the start of the League season, and with this being the last one in the SCL lets hope for some good cricket, good results and more top quality Numpty-isms from the players at Chew Magna. Get ready folks here we go!

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