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vs Sporting Alfas 1st XI
|Old Doms CC vs Sporting Alfas 1st XI CC|
|Played at Woodbridge Oval Albir Spain on 11th Aug 2013|
|11||Anstey J||11||Not Out||2||6||37||1|
|Extras||26||(9B 1LB 14W,2NB)|
|186ao in 40 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Sporting Alfas 1st XI CC 185-8 in 40 overs
|Match: Old Doms won by 1 run|
Well after the last match the Doms are needing to pull their fingers out in respect of the batting. Only three players getting in double figs and the other 8 amassing a grand total of just 9. So all to do. Doms continue to be bereft of players as some see work and their families more important than touring with the Doms. its all about priorities!
So to the game, as is the norm sun, blue skies and bloody hot. Pedro loses the toss and the Doms bat. Perry and Hickin to the crease with the orders to get the innings off to a good start. but with only a single to Perry Dolly was bowled all ends up for bugger all. Swishy washy shot. Dolly strides off through the crowd to silence. 1-1. Dolly's tour total four runs. Time in the nets needed.
Brown joins Perry, both big hitters from the first match. The runs flowed as they both picked off loose balls. However in the tenth over Perry was bowled by Perman for an under par 18. Doms now 2-49 off ten overs. Skipper Hunt strides in on a pair and takes 13 deliveries to get his tour runs flowing. At the other end Brown, who scored a good 51 not out on the first innings was soon out for a merge 23. Doms 3-55 off 12.
Last, the Doms normal 10/11 was in at number 5. Pedro and Last kept the scoreboard flowing with good shots. In the 19th over Last was adjudged leg before for 24; he walked out showing the edge of his bat to umpire Anstey. Doms 4-91 off 19. So Pedro getting into the slot kept the runs flowing. Colin Hunt hung around for 11 overs supporting Pedro before he was caught for 9 runs. Doms 5-136 off 30 overs.
Ten overs to set a defendable target could the Doms get near 200? Sadly Pedro's innings ended when he was well caught for a fine 37 runs. Doms 6-142 off 31. New Doms McKinstry and Keegan pushed on the former getting 25 and Keegan 11. Jonners in at number 11 didn't hang around and smacked the ball around for a good 11 not out.
The Doms short of 200 but the hosts would need to be on their toes to chase down 187 to win.
Pedro decided to look to experience to open the bowling and the ball was thrown to Last who reeled off a good opening spell of 0-14 off his opening spell of five overs. At the other end Pedro was equally frugal and picked up the first wicket when Dolly caught the dangerous Loundon for 11. Alfas 1-19 off six overs.
Last and Pedro off Hunt C and Perry on. The next wicket fell with the score on 57 when Mariner slashed at a long hop from Hunt and Dolly pulls off any good catch. 2-57 off 15 over. With Perry bowling a tight line the home side was getting behind the run rate and at halfway the score was on 3-72 as Perry picked up Permanent LBW for 2.
Anstey was causing the batsmen loads of difficulty with his flight and bounce. Last came back on from the Calpe end and soon picked up wickets. The first a slow drifter to the dangerous number 3 Ashraf the batsman fended off the bouncing ball to leg only for keeper Brown to take the easiest leg side catch. 4-85 off 24 overs. In Lasts final over another slow ball did for Roder trapping dead in front. 5-105 in 28.
The home side still well adrift of 187 needing 82 in 12 overs. Braithwaite and Cooper started to find the boundary and edged closer and closer with every over. At the 35th over 40 were needed by the batsmen looked in control as Pedro lifted his team for one last effort. The break through was unusual. Copper looking at ease was stumped, a straight ball from Hunt C was collected by Keeper Brown. Braithwaite calls 'NO', Copper thinking he heard ' yes' went for the run and a bemused Brown walks up and tips the bails off. Very funny passage of play but the turning point in the run chase.
20 needed off the last two overs. Braithwaite still the danger man. Who was to bowl the final two overs? Anstey the 39th bowls with guile and conceded only 8 with one bye. During the over Brown stumps another as Byrne is caught driving and missing Anstey's quicker one.
So 11 needed off the final over. Pedro throws the ball to Dolly, would he be strong enough to bowl six good balls? The batsmen hit a four but could only get singles and a wide. So the last ball, two to win. In steams Dolly, the batsman gets bat on ball but straight to Perry who throws to Hickin who whips off the bails.
The Doms win, a great win. Fantastic all round performance. Batting improving and the bowling and fielding top class.
Man of Match: Pedro, great 37 runs and a wicket.
Drops: 3 Anstey, Perry, Hunt C