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Match Report vs Abercynon 26 August 2020 @ Abercynon (Skipper Will, report George)

Finally writing the slightly late match report for when we travelled to Abercynon on a beautiful summer evening. With the sun quickly setting the game was reduced to 18 overs with 2 runs for a wide and no extra ball to guarantee a full game on an astroturf pitch. Will lost the toss and we were put into bat, with a short boundary one side Martin and Steve went out to open.

With Martin on strike he managed to get bat on ball and called for a run where he probably shouldn’t have, and Steve was run out without facing bringing Will into bat slightly earlier than anticipated. Runs were difficult to score but Will and Martin both got off the mark with singles when lighting struck twice, and Martin was run out with the score making the score 2/2. In came Chris Offley on with Casuals debut, having never played cricket before in his life and everyone else was expecting to be home before 7. But Will and Chris managed to stick around for a bit longer until one skipped up and Will top edged it trying to smash it to the boundary. In came Richie who, with Chris and a big help from extras managed to keep scoring runs with the lots of singles until Richie was caught by the Abercynon skipper and we were 4 down. Chris who had scored our only boundary with a 4 through the leg side then managed to smash a big 6 (our only other boundary of the game) also through the leg side until he was out caught and bowled chipping it straight back to the bowler, out on a very successful debut. Rob and James were at the crease with very few overs left trying to get some fast runs on a very difficult wicket to bat on Rob was out caught behind by the keeper bringing George to the crease with 1 ball left. He had a massive swing, missed the ball (as it was a wide) and was run out at the non-strikers end making him the second diamond duck of the innings.

M.Shine ro 1
S.Biggs ro 0
W.Mason-Wilkes c 6
C.Offley c&b 17
R.Holliday c 6
R.Owens c 2
J. Hodkinson no 6
G.Phillips ro 0
Extras 39

Casuals 77-6 (18 Overs)

Did not bat: Goffy, Shakey, Dan K

With just 78 runs to defend Goffy and Shakey opened the bowling starting with a maiden from Goffy and just one run coming off Shakeys over. The perfect start. However, they were unable to dislodge the opening batsmen who started scoring a few runs pushing the ball around into space. After 3 overs each Goffy and Shakey were taken off and Dan King and George took over. Dan’s first over went for just 3 runs and managed to keep the pressure on the batsmen. The same can not be said for George who went for 10 off his first over including a big 6 to the large leg side boundary, after which the opening batsmen retired not out scoring 29 of the required runs. George then came on for his second over and was smashed for 4 off his first ball and we all feared for the worst with Abercynon not needing too many more runs to win.

George then go the first wicket of the innings when the batsmen tried to smash a six to fine leg and Chris took a high catch on a very impressive debut. The next batsmen cam in and blocked his first ball but then top edged his second ball and James took the catch behind and George had two in the over. He got a third with his next ball in a very similar way when a top edge went through to James who held on to it again and George was on a hattrick. The hattrick ball was bowled with flight and pace, or so it looked coming out of my hand, but the batsmen expertly blocked it stopping the hattrick of the final ball of the over. It was the kind of spell the made Broads 8-15 look average. With Abercynon 3 down Dan then got his first wicket and the other opening batsmen out with a shot caught on the boundary by Richie and the Casuals could sense the chance of an unlikely victory. Rob then came onto bowl taking George off (even though he only needed two more for a 5fer). Rob took a wicket in his first over with a ball hit very high into the air brilliantly caught by Martin. Steve B replaced Dan at the other end and got a wicket with his first ball with a shot caught by Will. The two batsmen at the crease then quickly knocked off the 15 runs needed to win off Rob and Steves second overs but the Cazh did very well to make a game of it in the end.

Goffy 3-1-8-0
Shakey 3-0-23-0
Dan King 3-0-11-1
George 2-0-10-3
Rob 2-0-16-1
Steve Biggs 2-0-8-1

Abercynon 78-6 (14.5 Overs 5 Extras)



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