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Match Report

2nd XI v Portishead (H)

Saturday, 11th July 2009
Bristol & District Cricket League
Senior Division

In a must win game, Chew Magna Seconds finally came up with the goods when they produced a top class performance to crush Potrishead by 144 runs at Chew Court this weekend.

Batting first on a decent track Chew scored runs right down the order with Iain Locke top scoring with 45 and Jamie Dawson making a league PB with 44.

These were supported well by Simon White (30) Pat Jones (19) and Trevor Chubb (15 no) who scored his first runs of the season, and narrowly escaped his fourth duck when he was dropped by the bowler on nought.

The runs piled up and Chew finished on 239 for 8 as the overs ran out and the clouds gathered to the South.

After tea, the drizzle started and it looked odds on a no result. At this point Paortishead were 19 for 3 off 8 overs with Trevor Chubb (2) and Steve Satterswaite (1) taking the wickets. The dampening wicket suited these two bowlers as Satterswaite extracted some lateral movement and Chubb some skidding low bounce.

After a delay of 35 minutes when the rain became too heavy for play, the sides resumed, and Portishead proceeded to thrash the Chew bowlers to all parts as they raced from 19 for 3 to 69 for 3 in just 6 overs.

Then a vital breakthrough when Cumberbatch who was bowled by the impressive Satterswaite opened the floodgates. The wickets tumbled as the the drizzle continued and Andy Banks who had replaced Chubb from the pavilion end picked up 3 wickets in just 5 overs as the collapse continued.

The highlight of the day was Warren Smiths diving catch just behind square to pick up the 8th wicket. Truly incredible from a man written off by some as the worlds slowest cricketer. Something to tell the passengers on the way to the airport next week no doubt. (luckily I'm not going away for 4 weeks so he might have forgotten it by then)

So a well deserved win and 26 points in the bank which should go some way to keeping them out of a relegation scrap.

The Champagne Moment was Warrens aforementioned catch. A case of Swerve Cliquo on the way to him, and the C J Hole Numpty Moment goes to Sam Locke for trying to dismantle the paddock fence with his head. Luckily the fence suffered no damage.

In fact Sam only just pipped uncle Iain to the Numpty Moment, as he had previously spent half an hour with his arm stuck down the sewer after it backed up due to a lump of unknown origin being wedged in the pipework. May have been Warrens new book on fielding skills? who knows...

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