Match Report vs Cavaliers
7 May 2013 @ Cathedral School (Skipper and report Shakey)
Our league season began in glorious sunshine at the Cathedral
School ground where the Cavaliers won the toss and chose to
bat against winkie and Goff armed with a bright pink ball.
At the end of the 4th over shakes changed the attack as they
had got off to a flier with 7 boundaries helping them to 39-0.
With Pabs slower bowling and the express pace of Saj the Casuals
looked to stem the scoring and get some control back in the
game. Paul bowled a good four over spell and was unlucky to
see the opener (Davis) dropped at long-on. Saj made the breakthrough
by bowling the other opener, getting an lbw decision and yorking
another to put their middle order under a bit of pressure.
At the end of the 12th over Cavaliers were well placed on
96-3 but the scoring rate remained high as Saj went for some
extras and boundaries in his last two overs.
The next crucial drop of Davis came with shakeys first ball
at the start of the 13th over - a top edge to deep square
leg. For the next few overs Cavaliers ran hard, hit a few
boundaries and were happy to slap the ball in the air to gaps
in the field. Shakey picked up a wicket in his last over and
Dan, after a very good spell, finally removed Davis for 78
with a good catch from Gareth (also should mention an excellent
catch by Kim to take the wicket of Davies, unfortunately by
the time he landed he was the wrong side of those little white
plastic flags and therefore went for a 6). Cavaliers closed
on 160-5 with Davis (3 sixes and 9 fours) and extras (18)
the top scorers.
Kim and Tim opened for us and were helped by some wides.
After hitting a boundary Tim was bowled which brought in bowesy.
Things went very well for the next 10 overs thanks to some
more extras and a fair sprinkling of well hit boundaries but
after hitting a big six bowesy was bowled for 32. The bowler
was Davis and he again changed the game taking 3-17 off his
four overs with some flighty off spin and also bowling Gareth
So from 88-1 in the 11th over to 94-5 at the end of the
14th it all went horribly wrong. The coup de grace was the
loss of Kim well caught at long-off for 40 during the 14th
over. Ash and Dan didn't give up but the task was now getting
that much harder. Goff provided a further late flurry of runs
but it was all in vain and the cazh settled at 144-7 and defeat
by 17 runs as we mustered 50 runs off the last 6 overs.
Kim 40, Tim 4, Bowesy 32, Gareth 2, Saj 0, Ash 16, Dan 10,
Andy 4*, Goff 16* and extras 20
The presence of the blonde barmaid in the Butchers Arms was
met with unanimous approval and after a few beers and a generous
helping of crisps and nuts the cazh decided that taking some
catches might just help.