Match Report vs Wick
13 August 2017 @ Wick (Skipper Dan, report Wick Captain)
Given our report failed to make pen to paper (mentioning
no names hseT), the game as very enjoyable and desrvers to
have a mention so I've posted the report that the Wick skipper
wrote and posted on Facebook
Captains report; Wick v Cardiff Casuals 13th August- so casual
the start was delayed until the much anticipated casuals keeper,
the Big Yin, rocked up. Groundsmen Kev felt it was a bat second
wicket so the toss was key, casuals skipper Dan called correctly
and put Wick in. First time in Wick CC history a Dixon one,two,three
in the batting order-good chance it's going to be a one off
although gutsy got to 32 before a cavalier second run off
a risky single saw the casuals skipper with a direct hit to
run out the last brother standing.
Mog, who thankfully stepped up to play despite an Achilles
problem preventing him from quick runs, got off the mark with
a quick single. He didn't last long, but longer than Karl
with one of those lesser spotted birds; the diamond duck-
Alby glanced the ball down to fine leg and set off, Karl seemingly
with a baton relay approach to running between the wickets,
waited until Alby was safely home and then set off like Bolt
but some fine acrobatics from the, up till now not worth the
wait, Big Yin ended it before it began. Some cameo sixes from
Alby and Wingers dragged Wick to an indefensible 118.
After tea and knowing Wick CC don't fall into the lazy trap
of sporting cliches, the classic "catches win matches"
one was successfully avoided by giving their opener more lives
than Lucky the cat. Andy Ellis snared one in the covers but
the casuals number three hit more more gardens than ground
force, even picking one of Wingers' usually unplayable flippers.
Wick bowling attack did well even without Gutsy who was wicket
keeping due to what he described as "a shoulder injury
probably needing surgery" or what Tubsy described as
"an awful hangover". The Casuals number three then
made the mistake of coming straight down the wicket to Tim
"merv" Hughes and if whipping off the bails is swan
diving into the stumps then Gutsy whipped off the bails and
the batsman was a walking.
Tim then had 9 runs and 8 wickets to win the game, two balls
later the game was over and Cardiff casuals had the victory.
Good game, so much so the Cardiff casuals were keen to return
next season, think they may bat first next time?!?
Pete O 3.3-0-10-2
Direct hit from Dan adn one from Tesh; Catches from Dan,
Tesh, Tim and 2 from Steveo behind the stumps
Wick all out in the 33rd over for 118
Rob O ct16
Alex B st43 (3x6)
Jas no 23 (2x6)
Target reached in the 24th over.