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Match Report vs Cardiff Medics 11 July 2013 @ Wenvoe (Skipper and report Shakey)

With the Medics helpfully supplying two players to enable the Cazh to field an 11 we opted to bat first. The opening left-armer was very useful and it helped restrict our scoring as we staggered to 10 off the first 5 overs. The dismissal of tesh brought Will to the crease and the scoring rate started to climb. By the 10th over we had moved quickly onto 60 and Will just kept on hitting the runs before he fell leg before in the 15th for an accomplished 63, featuring 10 boundaries. He had dominated the 81 run stand with winkie who then decided to up his own run rate. Batting with one of the guest players, who made a run a ball undefeated 15, we managed to get 44 off the last 5 overs. Cazh closed on 135-2 with winkie undefeated on 33 and the innings somehow lasting until 7.40!

Goff and shakes opened the bowling against two very competent batsmen who easily accumulated 17 off the first four overs. But from then on we leaked extras and boundaries for the next 5 overs. Matt picked up his maiden wicket bowling one opener for 30 but by the end of the 9th over they had moved to 83-1.

Reading the scorebook now becomes a bit of a challenge but suffice to say that the scoring rate was dragged back by Will and Richie. With a few overs to go the opener retired to allow his colleagues to cross the finishing line which proved to be a mistake as their batters got a severe case of nerves meaning they somehow needed six off two overs. Tesh claimed a wicket and went for four off the 19th over, leaving new-boy JT to bowl the last over with the medics requiring 2 to win. With everyone around the bat the winning line was crossed with one ball left at 8.40!!.

The confusing bit is again the scorebook as the bowling figures suggest the medics scored 148 (helped by 31 extras - ouch) while the batting totals and extras come to 132. The moral of the story is to insist that two books are needed as the 148 figure seems the most likely and we probably could have got to the pub earlier.


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