Match Report vs Barry
Wanderers 26 June 2016 @ Hayes Point (Skipper Jesus,
Always a pleasure to turn up to Hayes point ground but at
1pm didn't think we would see the ground until later this
year. After a quick ring around and no word the game was going
to be called off, we turn up to the stumps in the ground and
the wanderers ready to get something going.
Jesus was drawn out of the warmth of the changing room for
the toss; which most of the caz thought the outcome would
decide who would have first crack at tea but alas no, the
decision was that we would play a 20/20 then if the weather
allowed another 20/20.
The caz was asked to field first, Cheese was given the new
ball with his patented long run up off spin and clappers took
the other end, came as no surprise that the damp deck was
giving no purchase and the bowlers were going have to keep
a disciplined length. JC bowled through with his normal economy
dealing well with the left / right combination with Jesus
doing his normal bail bothering to no effect.
Pablo had a torrid two overs not helped with the left hander
having an easy flick to the tennis courts on the leg side,
DT took over at the hospital end and had four overs of cat
and mouse between DT, the RHT hand bat and Shakes. DT generally
beating the bat in the flight but the bat muscling the ball
away with it dropping around shakes though not close enough.
Tim took one in the chest from a full blooded drive to interrupt
the DT & Shakey show, finally shakes got under one but
cold hands and wet ball combined for him to shell it.
Richie had two overs from the wood end and bowled well apart
from a couple of times the ball slipping out his hand with
a full bunger for all his hard work the only reward was a
having the ball smashed back at him which he was unfortunate
enough to get hand on and take a nasty knock. While all this
was going on Rob was treading a lonely furrow out on the coast
boundary where he was left for the whole innings.
Cazh had managed to get to the final 4 overs with the rain
still drizzling down and thoughts turning to hot cup of tea,
Cheese and shakey to finish the caz innings with no wickets
down the batsmen started to open up, Shakey stemmed the tide
by managing to slide one past the outside edge and Jesus on
his 15th attempt took the bails off with aplomb. The first
break through with the score 138-1 off 18 overs.
Cheese managed to double the wickets tally with a bowled
not before having a growl at Tesh for yet another misfield
and the innings closed on 163-2, to be fair pretty good display
considering the conditions.
As the caz rushed off the pitch to get in the warm it was
decided to take tea at 15:10 to see if the rain would abate,
though as the caz tucked into tea it came apparent that was
it for the day as members of the opposition started to slope
off and a cover had appeared on the wicket at 15:45 the game
was called with the feeling that at least we had provided
the opening bats with some live nets