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vs Coftonians CC
|Old Doms CC vs Coftonians CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 28th June2015|
|8||Hazelton S||23||Not Out||4||8||52||2|
|11||Hunt C||5||Not Out||1||4||21||2|
|Extras||22||(14B 1LB 7W 0NB)|
|186||- 9 in 40 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Coftonians CC 219-8 in 40 overs
|Match: Old Doms lost by 34 runs|
I suppose it was asking to much for a Doms win after a great weekend stag do for Pedro. After a 'draining' few days the Doms rolled up looking a tad weary and Pedro aglow with the effects of performing to the millions of Sky Sports viewers at Trent Bridge on Saturday. 8 of the 11 were in post stag do spirits as the Doms entertained the Coftonians boys. Sammy Hickinbotham and Barlow Brown were the 'overseas' players and Tank the Bull and Stato were given the task of umpiring.
The Coff skipper calls correctly and decides to bat in grey overcast skies which were due to move away later in the afternoon. Srini and Pedro opened and the batsmen played and missed a lot but the Doms spearhead found the breakthrough hard to get as Ian and Asam played and missed. The breakthrough did eventually arrive when Ian was adjudged LBW to Srini with the score on 27 after 9 overs.
Srini bowled through and Pedro rested after 5 with Hazo providing some spin. At the 20 over drinks break the match was evenly balanced with the visitors on 1-90. Not to troubled but finding they were being made to work hard for the runs. The second wicket did arrive in the 22nd over when Asam was stumped by a sharp Chickin. 2-102. Hazo then has Yusif well caught by Sammy H. Hazo finishes his 8 with a 2-52 return and Srini a spell of 1-35.
Hodgy, who didn't party in Nottingham looked jaded and his bowling not as fluid, his spell went unusually unrewarded 0-48. The Coffs continued to eek out runs, never getting away but the score really flattered them as catch after catch was dropped and Khalid somehow survived a very strong catch behind when he was on 10. He eventually went on to make 83 before being bowled by Pedro on his return.
Colin Hunt bowled a tidy 4 four overs taking a wicket when Pedro held on to a good catch. Colin showed his displeasure at being taken out of the attack but it was Pedros weekend and deserved to bowl his 8.
The Coffs inings ended in a crash of wickets with 4 going down for 18 runs as they tried to elevate the score. Pedro was unlucky not getting a hatrick, if only there were more slips ! The innings ended with the Coffs on 9-219, a total about par for the conditions. 5 dropped catches, some harder than others again let the opposition get more runs than the bowlers deserved.
Tea was taken, hey not a bad tea at all thanks to Jem and the lads who filled the breach left by the party goers.
So with the sun shinning the batsmen entered the game, 220 to win. Not to challenging just over 5 an over on what was a dry wicket and speedier outfield. Davidge and Hickinbotham were to get the Doms off to a solid start, sadly in the 5th over with the score only on 12 Davidge, so often Mr Dependable was tamely caught out for 5. Hodgy still reeling from being carted around the park strode in knowing Barlow was sitting in the pavilion waiting to out gun him with the bat.
The pace picked up as Sammy and Hodgy pushed the score on, not quickly but just quick enough. But in the 13th over with his score on 33 Sammy was bowled through the gate and the Doms were 2-66. So Barlow vs Hodgy. Both waiting for the other to blink first, their team mates betting on the number of 6's scored. The range was from 0-8. Statos 0 won btw.
Lots of dot ball for both players punctuated by the odd boundary. The bowling not the most difficult but was naggingly accurate kept their big hitting instincts in check. With Hodgy one hit away for 50 he toe ended a ball and played an awful shot that was easily caught. Hodgy out for a 42 ball 44. The Doms 3-99 off 21.
Still up with the run rate and seven wicket in hand, the Doms should get these. Sadly the Hickin boys and Srini perished cheaply for 19 runs off 30 balls. The Doms now had stuttered to 5-128 off 31. 31 runs off runs 10 overs and middle order gone. The Doms were up against it. 92 off 9 overs needed. All those "easy dot balls , plenty of time" had now caught up with the Doms.
Hazo joins Barlow. Barlow tries to up the rate hitting two big fours but the next ball he's bowled. Awful west county hoik for 35 off 42. Hodgy had beaten the young gun by 9 runs.
Doms 6-148 and just 7 over left to get 72. The tailenders now left to try and smash the ball around. They perished going for big shots trying to undo the proper batsmens failures. Hazo finished on a commendable 23 not out and the game was done and dusted with the Doms stranded on 9-186 still 34 runs short.
A good game and given the amount of alcohol consumed over the weekend a defeat was always possible. Catches win matches and dot ball just blunt the scorer pencil. The Doms now move on to a midweek 20/20 slog on Thursday.
Man of the Match - Pedro for three wickets and his Sky Sports debut.
Dropped catches: 5 - Srini 2, Davidge 2 Chickin 1 Running total 44