Match Day Weather
vs Beaumont CC
|Old Doms CC vs Beaumont CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 16th June 2013|
|6||Anstey J jnr||5||Caught||1|
|9||Last A||2||Not Out||5||30||1|
|152a/o in 35.1 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Beaumont CC 220-5 in 40 overs
|Match: Doms lost by 68 runs|
Well a 68 run defeat, shocking performance and the players need to look at their individual performances. Just not good enough on the day against a very average bowling attack that the Beaumont boys fielded.
It was a cloudy overcast afternoon that greeted the players, nice batting track and fast outfield. Pedro put the visitors in and hoped to get amongst the wickets early. Alex Rich back into the team after spending most of the season in the Students bar at Keele bowled down the hill and hit the mark straightaway. Pedro galloping up the hill (do donkeys gallop?) kept the runs in check. In Pedros 5th over he got the first wicket a sharp catch by Chickin. The visitors struggling at 1-21 off 10.
Alex rested after 6 economical overs and Pedro rested after six. 1-29 in 12 overs. Hodgy and new boy Steve Collins kept the screw tight as the Beaumont boys still struggled against some keen bowling. Drinks 2-62, the visitors would need to get a shift on if they were going to set a defendable total.
Collins and Hodgy rested as the batsmen started to quicken the run rate. Colin Hunts wayward bowling causing no problems got some tap and his 6 overs went at nearly ten an over.
The Beaumont innings ended on 220-5 with 158 runs score off the last 20 overs. 23 wides bowled - shocking bowling. The last three matches has seen the Doms bowl 72 wides. Yes 72 wides. Just basic stuff sort it out bowlers.
Tea taken. A good tea, no effort from the cake makers but Manoj effort stepped up to the mark.
So the Doms were chasing 220, about 70 more than they should be. As with the bowling the batting was haphazard and lacked and sense of application. Batsman after batsman played like they had never batted before. Casual shots - the visitors were dancing with glee as the Doms came and went at what was really mediocre bowling. Only Adie 52 and Pedo 42 showed any application at all and showed just how easy it was to bat. Dreadful batting performance.
The last 3 wickets mustered only 1 run and that was a bye.
The Doms scuttled out for 152, a 68 run defeat against not the strongest opposition. Shocking stuff to watch.
Man of the Match: Kath Adie for a top score 52
Dropped Catches: Pedro-1 Chickin-1 Running total: 35