Match Report vs Barry
Wanderers 01 September 2019 @ Hayes Point (Skipper
and report Dan)
The last domestic fixture of the 2019 season was upon us
– everyone turned up on time at a sunny Hayes Point
and the toss was won by the Wands who decided to bat first.
Dan and DT opened the bowling. The wicket provided the bowlers
with some ammunition and the batsmen needed to be watchful
– some deliveries were splitting, others keeping low,
but the batsmen played well and either kept everything out
or were lucky enough not to nick one. Dan ended his spell
with a maiden, DT continued and was rewarded with a wicket
in the 14th over – caught by Luvvers at long on. 55
– 1 off 14. Goffy replaced Dan and bowled equally economically,
the opener was still the linchpin to the Wanderers innings.
Goffy got the wicket of the No3 after seeing his preferred
shot – moved Luvvers to backward square and next ball
the batsman obliged by sticking right down his throat. It
was Obee1 who had replaced DT at the Sully end that got the
prize breakthrough of the other opener who cut it to Goffy
at short third man. 68-3 at drinks. The Wands failed to accelerate,
but stuck around to nurdle a few runs. Pete picked up further
wickets in the 24th and 30th overs both bowled. Tim’s
spell should have resulted in a catch by the skipper (who
would have been a very happy man had he not misjudged the
pace of the ball vs the slope and spilled it on the cow boundary),
but Tim did get his reward bowling the no7. With Dan OB taking
the last overs from the Sully end, the skipper brought himself
back on and picked up 2 further wickets for the loss of no
runs. The Wands finished on 135-8 after their 40 overs.
The fielding on the whole was very good – Calamity Tim
stopped almost everything that came his way in covers, apart
from 1 that almost took his teeth out.
Dan L – 8-3-13-2
DT – 8-0-41-1
Goffy – 7-3-10-1
Obee1 – 8-2-22-3
Tim – 5-0-22-1
Dan OB – 4-0-21-0
Catches – Luvvers x2; Goffy x2
Tea was taken and as usual was very nice, far more consumed
than should have been.
Luvvers and Rob opened that batting. The first 5 overs went
for not many, and a couple of potential chances – with
the ball continuing to bounce erratically – some pretty
close to the wickets. 6th over, the one bowler lost his line
and length and Gazza went after him with a couple of boundaries
and a maximum. A change of bowling slowed the run chase down
again. At early drinks (18 overs) the score was 90 and Luvvers
reached his 50. After drinks he just wanted to get on with
it and 2 big overs in the 19th and 21st finished off the game.
Luvvers 84 no
A nice game against our old friends, this one heavily in
favour of the Cazh, but the roles have been reversed (last
season for example). It was nice to finish with a win (though
Jesus was about as happy as Cheese at West End)! We had a
pint and a chat then made our way home, would our fortune
continue on tour….?