Match Report vs Glamorgan
Centurions 13 July 2017 @ Wenvoe (Skipper Darren and
With Captain Dan sidelined with a stitched hand, captain
of Vice Darren was skipper and he won the toss for the first
Shield match vs Glam Centurions at Wenvoe and with a strong
batting line up decided to bat. Tesh and Rob opened up and
started steadily again some good swing bowling. The first
wicket fell with Tesh being given out lbw for 14, Rob fell
also for 14 caught in the covers 2 overs later in the 7th.
32-2. This brought Jesus and Kim to the crease together and
they both increased the pace. Jesus retired first in the 12th
over with the score on 83. Winkie joined Kim and continued
to score and Kim then retired, bringing Big Willy into bat.
Andy and Will tried to squeeze as many runs as possible from
the remaining overs, resulting in Will being run out (2) in
the 17th and Winkie (19) bowled in the 18th and final over.
Rich was almost run out on the last delivery but survived
without facing a ball and Darren finished 4 not out. The Cazh
finished on 124-4 which was a bit short of ideal, but defendable.
Steveo, Goff and Tim DNB.
Goffy opened the bowling from the pavilion end and Steveo
from the other. Both were steady and after 4 overs the Centurions
were just ahead. Goff was unlucky not to get the first wicket,
Darren positioned himself at mid on and the next delivery
the ball went right to him, unfortunately he failed to hold
on. Steveo bowled his 3 overs through and picked up the first
wicket...to Darren who this time held onto the catch at mid-off.
37-1 off 6. Richie took over from Goff and Darren from Steveo.
The Centurion opener retired in the 10th over and the next
chap looked to accelerate. Richie was unlucky not to get a
wicket as yet again the ball lobbed into the air towards Darren,
who looked like he had all the time in the world to take the
catch – and to be fair he did have all the time in the
world, however the ball didn’t remain in his grasp and
rolled down his chest to the ground. Kim replaced Rich and
did bowl some good deliveries, unfortunately was prone to
pitching a few too short which were pulled by the batsmen.
The score by this point had past 100 and it only looked a
matter of time that the Centurions reached the target. In
the 13th over the curse of Jonah re-appeared. The ball was
struck towards long off, Big Willy set off and gathered a
fair amount of speed trying to cut the ball off from reaching
the boundary – he succeeded in cutting it off, but only
by standing of the ball and going over heavily on his ankle.
He was carried off and was soon to be the 3rd Casual in a
week to be going off to A&E (fortunately no break, but
sprain with tendon and ligament damage).
There was a flurry of activity with 3 runs required as the
No3 retired and Kim took a very sharp catch at cover off seam
bowler Jesus. The No4 reached retirement by hitting the winning
runs in the 15th over going underneath the outstretched dive
from Steveo. The Centurions were deserved winners reaching
the total with confidence.
It was then off to the pub for a plethora of buffet and laughs
including ‘guess the Casual’ via WhatsApp.