Casuals Vs Cardiff Uni Staff
– 14 July @Wenvoe
(match report author - Paul)
Right then, Dan has asked me to do a match report for our
2nd game against the Uni Staff at Wenvoe on 14th of July (we
lost the 1st one). There is a problem though, I can't remember
much about it so bear with me on some of the details please.
The 1st thing to report is that Steve forgot the score-book,
I blame Richard for trusting him with it, you know how busy
our thesp is looking for work night and day. It is of little
wonder that our exhausted board treader let the scorebook
slip his mind.
The Uni Staff had won the cup the night before and I think
it is fair to say that they were not at full strength for
this one. They batted 1st, I think we must have won the toss
(I have no idea I'm making this up you know). Their 2 Asian
openers made a steady start against Gaydar & Kevin Maverly
before Kevin bowled an opener for 16 in the 4th over, bringing
in the rather good Sri Lankan fellow we had faced earlier
on in the year. He had a hit and Kevin finished with 3 overs,
1 for 18, & Gaydar with 0 for 16 in his three. Oh, I forgot,
this was a shield game.
The Horse & the aforementioned Thesp were on next, Ed
as I remember bowled very well, he got the other opener bowled
for 13, and the Sri Lankan smasher LBW for 16 (as I remember
he was plumbers as Henry would say), and TH ended with 3 over
1 maiden 2 for 13. Steve got a wicket as well (a beautifully
enunciated & well projected LBW if my memory serves) and
he ended with 1 for 10 off his three.
Muff & myself ended their innings, Muff snaring their
captain bowled for 1 in his 1st over and I was on a hat-trick
in my 2nd over (hat-trick ball was hit for 4 by the way).
Muff bowled another one and finished with 2 for 13 and I had
2 for twelve. The target was 91 off 18 overs.
Winky & dirty Gough opened for us, their bowling was
a bit hit & miss as I remember, I think this was the game
dirty was bowled by a jaffer for 7 for instance with the only
one the bowler manager to land on the cut strip. Our new batting
superstar Easy Ryder came in next and smashed 14 before being
castled by their captain.
This brought in our demon left hander Mr Goad, who quickly
overtook Winky who got off to a brisk start before becoming
becalmed and finally falling LBW for 14 having a swish to
leg. The “ACTOR” came in next, 5 was his total,
5 balls, one 4, a single off the edge, 2 air shots and then
bowled (this is a guess by the way but I bet I'm not far off
The skipper was in & out like a dogs dick for 1 (bowled)
before Ed (13) and Will (27) finished off the game with brisk
partnership in the 15th over. There were 12 extras (7 wides,
4 leg byes & a bye).
I hope this was a fairly close approximation of the events
of the Wednesday the 14th of July and I thank Dan for dropping
this on me at such short notice after nearly a month has passed.