Match Day Weather
vs AMS CC
|Old Doms CC vs AMS CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 9th June 2016|
|5||Banham M||40||Not Out||2||4||4||18||2|
|6||Moore D||5||Ret Hurt|
|7||Morris S||3||Not Out||4||26||2|
|Extras||33||(9B 3LB 19W 2NB)|
|160||-4 in 19 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
AMS CC 158-5 in 20 overs
|Match: Old Doms won by 6 6wks|
Another 20/20 slog match, tonight's visitors down at the Hedges ground were AMS CC. The Doms midweek IX looked to continue their winning run, this time led by Dolly for his first run out as Captain. His first task was to win the toss which he did. Dolly was off to a flyer ! Another virgin moment was Mike Smaylen taking over behind the stumps.
Adie and Banners were given the task to get the early breakthrough. A first tidy over from Adie was followed by an even tidier over from Banners who just failed to pick up 50 Performance bonus points for bowling a maiden. However Banners took the first wicket when Dean slogged and was caught by the ever confident Pickles for 10 and the visitors were 20-1 off 4.
Banners rested after 2 and Adie bowling out for 0-28. Jonny Clarke tried to repel the AMS surge and was wicketless after 3 overs for 28. Ladha equally couldn't keep a hold on the run rate as Bowes and Kevin P raced along. At the halfway mark they had taken AMS onto 77-1.
The second wicket fell shortly after in the 12th over as Stato bowled Bowes for a quick fire 38 and one over later Pickles bowls Pugh for 5 leaving the visitors on 101-3 in the 13th over. Stato picked up a second wicket, Jonty H being caught by Smaylen for 5. 125-4 then turned into 129-5 as the returning Banners gets the dangerous Kevin P out when Dolly holds on to a catch. 129-5 in 17th.
The AMS boys tried as they might to post a big score but ran out of balls and the innings ended on 158-5. A bit of a scrappy bowling and fielding performance from the Doms. Both elements could have been tidier. Given the Doms current form Dolly was confident of chasing 158 down.
Its always difficult to get the batting line up right and this was a challenge for Dolly. Martin and Dolly opened and got the Doms chase off to a steady start at around 7 an over. Dolly was first to go, bowled for 17 by Rapsta in the 6th over with the score on 44 and only 2 runs later Steve Martin missed a full ball and also went off with 17 runs against his name.
Clarke and McNeice kept the runs flowing and at the halfway mark the Doms were on 82-1. So 77 needed off 10 overs. Both batsmen were keen and running well until 14th over when Mitchell bowled Clarke for 14. 96-3 in the 14th. 55 needed off 6 overs.
Banners walks in to bat, currently on good form for the Doms settled in with McNeice and kept the run rate about on the right trajectory for a last over finish. Sadly McNeice was caught for a 27 ball 31 leaving Dave Moore to join Banners with the score on 102-4.
Dave Moore flashed the bat and was looking good until he pulled up lame and walked off with 5 singles against his name. Stato joined Banners who now opened up and peppered the boundary with fours and a couple of sixes to see the Doms home with a full over to spare. Banners finishing on a 22 ball 40no and a 7 wicket win for the Doms.
The Doms batsmen paced the chase and won the race against a keen AMS team. So another Doms win chalked up.
Last, the Team Manager was interviewed shortly after and said..."It was a good all round performance by Dollies boys, the bowling and fielding could have been tighter and against a better batting side the Doms may have been chasing nearer the 200 mark so there is room for improvement. Good to see Smaylen step up and take on the keeper role, he looked like he knew what he was doing. Dolly performed well as skipper given the late notice of his promotion. So over all a good all round performance. We move on to the Beaumont game on Sunday"...
Man of the Match: Banners, 40no and 18-2.