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Match Report vs Clytha 13 July 2014 @ Llanarth (Skipper Shakey, report Obee1)

13th July 2014, day of the World Cup final. Germany vs Argentina. Would this event be overshadowed by an epic clash between the Casuals and Clytha at Llanrth. Rumours that the WC final would start later and be cut to 40 minutes each way so that fans wouldn’t have to chose proved false. It was the cricket that moved, with a 1pm start, 30 overs and tea at the end to allow everyone keen to get to a TV set in good time.

After the last few washouts at the same venue, a bright sunny day was very welcome. Pitch looked decent - surely Shakes would bat if he won the toss? So it was a surprise to all when he firstly won the toss, and secondly when he chose to field. The thinking was that 30 overs is an unusual amount, and it would be better to chase a total than try and set one.

The scorecard of their innings is a bit (very) incomplete and tricky to read – so this will be a little sketchy. Goff and Cheesey opened the bowling, and kept things pretty tight, but weren’t able to make the breakthrough. Pablo and Shakes came into the attack, and again kept the rate low. The first breakthrough came from the captain, getting the open out stumped, and Paul followed this up with an LBW and a tidy C&B. Shake’s fielding decision was looking good as Winky continued to restrict. Next wicket, possibly a c&b, went to Pete before Winky got one. The remaining opener was still, and the main threat. Looking to attack, Will stumped him off Pete for 59. Winky and Goff picked up another each to leave Clytha on 132-8.

Surely this would be a nice simple chase? Maybe it was the lack of tea in the normal slot, but Ed started out like a scalded cat, before being caught for 6. Tesh and Winky accumulated steadily. Tesh’s wicket brought in Will when the score was 33, and Andy fell soon after. Alan didn't trouble the scorers, leaving a less healthy score of 58-4. With Will settled in and Kim being Kim and extras chipping in handsomely, the score moved on quickly to 106 before Kim holed out. Richie blasted a few quick runs before being bowled 7. Paul hung around for a bit without scoring, allowing Will to move the total to 118. As long as Jesus stayed in, there were plenty of overs, and Pete blocked adequately. A few lusty blows brought the scores level. With the hard work done, only the cynical would note Will needed 4 to bring up 50. Did that influence his choice of shot? Only a cynic etc… Anyway, he was tamely caught close driving. Could the Casuals throw it away? Of course not. Goff chipped the winning runs with a minimum of fuss.



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