Match Report vs Cardiff
Bay Barbarians 05 May 2011@ Wenvoe (Skipper and report,
After a decent morning it was worrying to see the storm clouds
cover over in the afternoon, after a couple meteorological
posts on the forum, it was not looking good but on arrival,
Wenvoe was fit to play. Cheese was captain for the day and
“won” the toss (can you win the toss if you are
the flicker?) and elected to bat. JF and JR opened the innings
with JF fresh off a couple of fifties looking to pass his
5’000 runs for the club.
JF saw off the first over edging one through the slips for
four and a couple extras. JR taking the next and after getting
the pace of the bowler and wicket, JR plundered 3 fours off
the over, taking the score to 23 off the first two, great
The next 6 overs where taken at a more sedate pace with
boundaries coming more sporadic, even so after 9 overs the
caz were 63 without loss. After giving us a good foundation
JR looked to hit out and was finally caught out for a near
run a ball 27. Gaz Thomas entered the arena for his first
innings as a casual and started with a very uncasual like
square drive for 3. This was followed by a smashed four and
it looked the accelerator had been floored. Unfortunately
the brake was hit in the next couple of balls with Gaz being
bowled by one that kept low (welcome to Wenvoe).
Ash was in next but this time JF had lost the middle of
his bat and was finding fielders regularly. In the last 8
overs we only managed to find the rope once but this did not
stop the run rate as it continued to tick over at 8 over.
During his partnership with Ash, JF brought this club total
to 5’000 runs (congratulations John a feat that few
if any casuals will match) and shortly afterwards delivered
his 3rd fifty of the season.
The caz reached 100 after 14 overs and looking for over
150, this expectation was reduced when Ash was bowled off
a full toss that he lost in the back ground; Goff was next
out of the hutch to support JF. Goff played nicely rotating
the strike and turning those singles into 2’s. Though
the rate continued to drop as it came increasingly difficult
to get the ball passed the inner ring.
With the last over to come, the score stood at 140 for 3,
Goff unfortunately could not lay willow on leather for the
first three balls and was bowled by the fourth. Gwion came
out for the last two balls of the innings, missed his first
delivery put was called through for a bye. JF got hold of
the last ball but not enough and was out caught.
A competitive and defensible total but after a good start,
felt that over 150 was possible.
JF – 61 caught
JR – 27 caught
G. Thomas – 8 bowled
Ash – 8 bowled
Goff – 10 bowled
Gwion – 0 not out
The caz turned around quick and were out in the field for
a good 5 minutes before the oppo decided enough time had been
Nadders opened up and bowled a good first over fell away
in the second with a couple of full tosses. This prompt a
break in this spell but came back well in this final over
conceding only two runs.
Dion had two spells starting both of them with good first
overs in both spells though the second overs were best forgotten.
Paul bowled well keeping the ball up on a length and contained
the batsmen well conceding only 1 boundary in his 4 overs,
unlucky not to get a snick behind after continually beating
Gwion; picked the second over disease from Dion and took
some punishment but kept plugging away. Though bowled slightly
too short and was cowed a lot with Easy and Nipun unable to
make up the ground to cut the ball off.
Winkie got the only cazh wicket of the day bowling the number
two, though strangely this was the turning point on the game
as the number three came in and with no gloves and smacked
48 off 30 balls. Winkie finished without conceding a boundary.
Ed took the penultimate over in the hope of taking the game
to Winkie’s last over unfortunately the first balls
three took care of that getting smacked for 3 fours all passing
the fielders within 5 yards as they were unable to see it.
Dion; 4 overs – 0 maidens – 31 runs -0 wickets
Nadders; 3–0–19– 0
Cazh lost by 9 wickets, in hindsight should have dropped the
overs to 15 a side due to the light or lack there of. Though
scoring only 1 run in our last 2 overs was not in the plan.