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vs Belbroughton CC
|Old Doms CC vs Belbroughton CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 15th May 2016|
|1||Pedley R||W||126||Not Out||1||21||1|
|2||Smaylen M||7||Run Out||1|
|3||Hodgson J||C||47||Not Out||1||4||6||2||12||1||1|
|Extras||16||(5B 1LB 8W 1NB)|
|196-1 in 28.1 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Belbroughton CC 192-9 in 40 overs
|Match: Old Doms won by 9 wks|
Sunny day, lots of blue sky but still the need to wear a short sleeve. The Members pavilion was packed to the gunnels as the Doms rolled up to play a Belbroughton Sunday XI. Hodgy captain again as Pedro still sidelined with 'sore bits', Tank Perry sidelined with yet another birthday and Chick in a perpetual state of cerebral injuries.
The visitors won the toss and decided to bat on what was a decent track and quickish outfield. Srini and Kuma took the new ball and steamed in, both getting plenty of seam movement that had stand in keeper Pedders constantly diving around. It wasn't long before Hodgy deployed a very deep fine leg. Openers Grey and Greatbach M kept the swinging ball out and the run rate at nearly 6 an over for the first ten. It looked like a 250 plus chase would be on for the Doms later in the match.
The first inroad by the Doms was made by Srini bowling Ray for 9. 34-1 in 7th over and after 12 overs both opening bowlers were rested with the Belbroughton boys on 70-1. Wilson and Greatbach M pushed on until stand in skipper Hodgy produced a great ball to trap Wilson plumb in front. 84-2 in 15th over.
Banners then had the dangerous Greatbach M caught deep on the straight boundary by Kumar. A well judged catch and the batsman walked off for 48. Drinks taken at 20 overs with the visitors runs drying up 92-3. The last 8 overs going for 22 runs. Banners and Hodgy were rested after 12 overs that only produced 36 runs for the visitors and picking up 2 wickets. This was the bowling partnership that really did some damage to the visitors hopes of getting past 250.
Last and Hunt C then took over the bowling as the visitors started to hit out and increase the run rate. In 29th over with the score on 133-3 Last produced the ball of the day, an off break that pitched on leg and took the off stump bail. Nothing much batsman Cook could do about that ball. 133-4. Three overs later Last bowled Beaumont for 9. 149-5 with 7 overs left.
Steve Morris replaced the frugal Hunt and paired together for the first time in years were the Doms most successful bowlers with 799 wickets between them. Birtwistle was the next out, run out for 8 after a smart piece of Pedders keeping to retrieve Hodgy's wayward return, 161-6 in the 36 over.
The visitors thrashed around trying to collect runs but lost wickets in the pursuit. Brookes taking a good catch from Turner off Last, 179-8. Sato then had King caught by Hodgy for 5 and with the last ball of the innings a smart stumping by Pedders gave Stato his second wicket.
Tea was taken with the visitors underperforming with a score of 192-9. The Doms were confident about the games outcome as they munched through a welcoming spread.
So 193 to win at just under 5 an over. Pedders and Smaylen strode out with some confidence. Pedders playing himself in and Smaylen a resolute rock solid innings as the first 10 overs brought in 53 runs.
The visitors were probably thinking they were still in with a chance at this stage especially when some awful communication between the batsmen saw Smaylen easily run out. 66-1 off 14. Although Smaylen only scored 7 he looked sound in the supporting role and produced a non insignificant 36 dot balls. Davidge should be worrying..
Hodgy joined Pedders with still 124 needed to over take the visitors 192. Pedders was in full flow by now and raced past his 50. At drinks the Doms were on course to win the match at 124-1 in 20 overs.
It took only 8.1 overs needed to get the 72 required and Pedders completed another 100 and finishing the match with a glorious 4 to end on 126 not out and leaving Hodgy stranded on 47 not out.
A great team performance against a strong side and a 9 wicket win is not to be sniffed at.
Man of the Match: Banners Pedders for his 126 not out and accomplished keeping.
Dropped catches: Banners-1