Match Report: 27th May, 6:00PM, Garden Fields, TBC

Couldn't chase down 97!

Result: Couldn't chase down 97!

The facts

Date: 27 May 2010  Venue: Verulamium Park 

Weather: Sunny

Garden Fields CC 97 for 9 beat Crabtree CC 91 for 5 by 6 runs

The report as at 8:30 pm 27 May

Having bowled and fielded like professionals Crabtree are on the verge of victory. Garden Fields were restricted to 97 off their allocated 20 overs. A varied opening bowling attack pinned the batsmen down. Matthew Gray (3-0-8-0) with accurate left arm seam and Simon (2-0-6-0) with well placed snowballs (maybe ice given the altitude they came from). Andy (2-0-10-0) kept the pressure on but Chris H(3-0-26-1) decided to make a game of it, despite being helped by Jonty with the coolest catch under pressure ever seen.  The crowd was woken from their slumber by a revelation – a wicket from Rawlinson! Then they realised it was the good looking one – Neal (2-0-14-2). Sanity (and genetics) was reaffirmed when he bowled a number of wides.  The tail was then pinned down by Chris P (3-0-12-1), Ian (3-0-7-3) and  Paul (2-1-3-0). Yes, that does mean maiden.  Fred continued his rehabilitation by taking two catches – one a proper one. Skipper unable to bowl organised the field well and established the fact that he could catch one out of two.
Batting was made to look easy by Simon (17) and Paul (20) once Jonty (4) had decided he wanted to umpire. Nick (7) struck a good 4 – victory was in our hands.

The report as at 9:00pm 27 May

Devastated, we can’t chase.  Four overs to go we needed 18 runs.  The old man, couldn’t get the strike (and when he could, couldn’t hit the ball) finished 10no.  The good looking one got stranded and got out (9).  The speedy pretend teacher (History and German!) found it difficult to get started, finished 7no.
To be fair the opposition bowled well and badly in equal measures – both types hard to get away on that wicket.

The end

Ps not the end – don’t ask Simon about parking.


Match Reporter: Ian Blanchard

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