Match Day Weather
vs Old Griffs CC
|Old Doms CC vs Old Griffs CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 26th May 2016|
|1||Martin S||0||Run Out||1|
|5||Banham M||46||Not Out||6||4||31||1||1|
|7||McNeice S||39||Not Out||1||6||2||15||2|
|Extras||21||(1B 1LB 17W 1NB)|
|160||-5 in 17.3 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Old Griffs CC 157-4 in 20 overs
|Match: Old Doms won by 5 wks|
Well 20/20 is not about individuals its about the team of individuals and tonight the Doms team came up trumps again. Another cracking match played in good spirit with over 300 runs being scored.
The visitors were the Old Griffs, a team that we use to beat regularly but in recent seasons they have upped their game and more often than not have beaten the Doms. The Doms had a few changes to the 11 that drew last week with Sean McNeice making his Doms début. The Doms lost the toss and the visitors decided to bat first on Sundays track which looked so different from when the Doms batted there at 1pm on Sunday.
Clarke and Ladha opened the Doms attack and Clarke received some first over stick but settled in afterwards and produced a good spell. Meanwhile the deceptive Kman kept putting it on the spot and it was quite clear the batsmen couldn't play the pace or accuracy. The first wicket to fall was Luhrum who was clean bowled by a Clarke snorter for 16. 35-1. Clarke finished with 27-1 and Kman a terrific 11-0.
Banners bowling up hill soon removed Gay for 4, a smart caught and bowled. Sadly for Banners he could have had a couple of more wickets as the normally reliable Pedders floored a couple. Mind you Im not sure any of the other players on the field would have got a finger on them. But hey Banners 33-1 would have looked much better at 33-3. Tom Russell coming back form injury bowled with pace downhill but couldn't quite get his length right and the Griffs batsmen used the extra pace to glide the ball around the park.
Only two more wickets were to fall as the visitors tried to end with a rush but were held in check by new boy McNeice who picked up the dangerous Satar for 53 and opener JC for 45 with some sharp deliveries. The innings ended on 157-4 off 20 overs.
The visitors took to the field looking very confident of defending 157. The looked even more pleased when the second ball of the innings Martin mishit, the ball went high but not to far. Two fielders looked at each other as the ball dropped tamely between them. Meanwhile Martin thinking he was going to be walking off dashed up the other end only to see the balled floored and Pedders leaning on his bat. The bails were removed and the visitors couldn't believe their luck. Martin gave Pedders a glare as he trudged off. 0-1
0-1 soon became 1-2 as Dwyer made the briefest of appearances. Caught for a 3 ball duck. Bloody awful start for the Doms. Stato and Pedders steadied the ship with the latter cracking some nice boundaries until he played a limp shot and was easily caught for 19. 27-3 off 4 overs. It was now going to take a very good mature partnership to get the Doms anywhere near 158.
Banners and Stato started the recovery, always keeping up with the run rate. Stato was next out for 36 off 29 balls with some cracking aggressive shots.92-3 in the 12th over. Awful shot though. It soon became 92-4 as Dave Moore walked back without scoring.
So 66 require off 48 balls, Banners was set, was there anyone left to support him. Well 48 balls were not require, just 33 balls later new boy McNeice had cracked a 19 ball 39 leaving Banners looking pedestrian taking 37 balls to end on 46no. McNeice knocked a 6 and a 4 off the second and third ball of the 17th over to bring the Doms home for a 5 wicket win.
Another good win for the Doms, some say its the captaincy some say other things but who cares the Doms are on a roll...
Man of the Match: Tough call. Four way tie. Banners, Stato and McNeice for terrific batting and Kman for a brilliant bowling spell.
Drops, you wont see this very often. Pedders -2