Match Report vs Barry
Wanderers 24 May 2015 @ Hayes Point (Skipper Kim, report
ROLF SPANKED BY TWO LITTLE BOYS - Barry Wanderers, Hayes
So Derek the weatherman fucked up again and the game went
ahead on time at 1.30pm despite the late arrival of the kit
and our opening batsman Mr Britton who got dropped down to
Captain Kimbo and Mr Tickle strode out to open the batting
and made a positive start going along at 5 an over for the
first four overs before captain fantastic was snaffled by
the bowler in an excellent c&b.
Britpop then joined Test at the crease and keep the score
ticking along at 5 an over until the numpty chased a wide
one (shortly after telling Tesh there was no need to chase
wide ones) and was caught in the covers by captain Sooty –
score 65-2 after 14.
Ed then joined Tesh in the middle and after a few early
swishes and misses he started connecting and the score swiftly
moved onto 92-2 at drinks.
A couple of overs after drinks Tesh lost concentration and
missed a straight one – given out LBW for a decent 34
in the 22nd over. Ash was next up and after a watchful first
couple of overs joined Ed in taking the attack to the Wanderers.
Ed was starting to tick by now and the ball was being carted,
cut, driven and pulled to the boundary in regular fashion
as Ed moved onto 50 in the 30th over.
Ed’s next 50 came in just 20 balls including 2 dots,
9 singles, 7 fours and a couple of sixes – with the
final six bringing up his first century for a couple of years,
evoking memories of the summer of 2012 before being burdened
with the club captaincy. Fantastic knock – well played
Ed then retired on 101 to protect his average and give Ian
a bat – who did his utmost to pinch my nickname of freckles!
– 10 dots before being run out. Meanwhile Ash had moved
into the 40’s with some lovely strokes including a few
back foot straight punches down the ground. Shakey then made
the mistake of telling Ash he was nearing his 50 with just
a couple of overs left to get it! After a couple of frustrating
dots, he marched down the track, swung his bat, pulled his
hamstring, missed the ball and was stumped for a very good
43. Richie and Shakey both finished the innings on a run apiece
with no time to impress! Final total 232 for 4.
Lovely Tea – pictures and report hopefully to follow.
After Ashes efforts and a tight hammy, Darren ‘Iron
gloves’ Britpop Britton took the gloves with Rolf and
Rob opening the bowling.
Both starting well with Rolf picking up a wicket with his
1st delivery caught by Tesh and bowling the number 3 batsman
in his 2nd over with one which nipped off the seam and down
the hill - 13 for 2 after 4. Rob got in on the act in his
3rd over with a wicket off a wide full bunger – caught
well by Kim diving forward in the covers before sending the
batsman off in the way only an Australian can. Rolf picked
up another in his 5th over with another excellent and similar
delivery using the slope well – 39 for 4 in the 10th.
Pete and Shakey replaced the opening bowlers with Pete getting
a ‘bit’ of treatment in his first wayward over
before finding his line in his next few overs. Shakey on the
other hand bowled nice and tight and was unlucky to have old
‘iron gloves’ behind the stumps with a stumping
and edge both being refused by the hapless gloveman.
Their number 4 and 6 then put on a decent partnership of 70
before Pete had Downey caught excellently by Rickie (Moen
Ali-esk) over his shoulder running backwards to make the score
115 – 5.
Tesh took over the bowling and struggled in his first over
to find his line or the pitch before picking up a wicket in
his 3rd over as Shakey plucked what he thought was a cupcake
out of the sky, only to find it was a little too leathery
to munch. Shakey then refused the next catch after discovering
the uneatable nature of the previous catch but caught the
next one after convincing himself of it ‘pie like’
qualities off the bowling of Rickie to make the score 120
Kim then decided to bring on himself and Ian, with the later
taking a bit of punishment from their now fluent number 4
batsman. Kim bowled surprisingly accurately as Bowles and
Sooty put on over 60 before he bowled their skipper for 30
and took the key wicket of Bowles with a fine caught and bowled
– 182 – 8 in the 36th over.
With only 2 little boys left to bat there was only one man
for it, and Rolf was brought back into the attack –
striving to ‘put one up them’ he roared in with
his didgeridoo up looking for his 4th wicket. With added desperation
and increasing pace, Rolf ran in trying to hit Jake’s
middle peg before the young batsman tired of the ever encroaching
field, rocked back and ‘spanked’ Rolf over midwicket
to the boundary to be greeted to the biggest roar of the afternoon.
Rolf wasn’t gonna be spanked about by two little boys
anymore and after increasing his run up to 40 yards, sprinted
in and finally ended the poor young man’s resistance
clipping his leg stump to end proceedings on 191 all out in
the 39th over.
Excellent game, great fun – well done all.
Casuals winning by 41 runs.