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vs Frenchay CC
|Old Doms CC vs Frenchay CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 19th May 2013|
|1||Hickin J||46||Not Out||4|
|3||Haywood M||W||58||Not Out||6||4||3||2|
|129-1 in 20.1 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Frenchay CC 128a/o in 40 overs
|Match: Old Doms won by 9wks|
The sun was out, it was hot, sunglasses were required. Proper cricket weather. Today's visitors were the lads from Frenchay, up from the edge of the West County at Bristol. The Dom fresh from a couple of good wins were looking to make a hat trick of wins. Pedro winning the toss and visitors would bat first on a wicket that looked to provide some assistance to the bowlers.
Srini and Pedro opened with Matty Haywood standing up behind the stumps proved a formidably trio in not allowing the visitors to get their innings going. The first 10 overs yielding just 18 runs. The Doms breakthrough came in the 12th over as Hayward held a good catch off a Pedro full delivery. Frenchay 1-23 off 12.
Srini bowling down the hill was unplayable but he didn't take this next wicket. With the pressure on the batsmen to get the scoreboard moving a silly mix up cost Frenchay a cheap wicket when McAuster was needlessly run out by a direct hit by Dolly. 2-24
Srini completed a memorable 8 over spell unrewarded 8-5-6-0. Perry replaced Pedro and Hodgson replaced Srini. In Perry's second over he took the third wicket, another Haywood catch. At drinks the visitors were up against it at 3-47.
The tiring Hodgson was rested after 6 overs without a wicket to be replaced by Aidie. Perry 8-2-14-2 was yet another good bowling effort. The 100 came up in the 35th over with 5 wickets down. Sensing easy wickets Pedro and Hodgy came back on and cleaned up the tail. The visitors all out for 128 off 40 overs.
The Doms had bowled and fielded well, not a dropped catch. Haywood involved in 5 of the wickets to fall.
Tea was taken. Not a bad table of food, even home made cakes from young Nancy and Fi producing some excellent double tasting ham and cheese rolls.
Well the Hickin boys were given the task of getting the team into the bar early, but a rate of 3.6 runs per over was pedestrian to what was to follow the demise of Dolly caught in the deep for 14 runs. This was the highest (37 runs) first wicket partnership between the brothers sine they were playing in the backyard with a tennis ball some years ago. Doms 1-37 in the 11th over.
54 balls later it was all over. Matty Haywood belted a 20 ball 50 which included a 6 ball period of only scoring 1 run. Chickin played his part and with Haywood easing off the battering it gave Chickin a chance of a 50 but alas he fell short on 46 not out as the Doms cruised past the visitors 128 with 19.5 overs in hand. A good win and played in good spirit by the Bristol boys.
The Doms now move on to Barnt Green on Thursday evening.
Man of the Match: Matty Hayward 58 blistering runs, three catches and two stumpings
Dropped Catches: 0, Running total: 21