Match Day Weather
vs Sporting Alfaz XI CC
|Old Doms CC vs Sporting Alfaz XL CC|
|Played at Woodbridge Oval Albir Spain on 4th Aug 16|
|10||Hunt M||C||9||Not Out||5||1||45||2|
|11||Last A||4||Not Out||1||8||40||2|
|Extras||12||(0B 0LB 12W 1NB)|
|205-9 in 40 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Sporting Alfaz XL CC 246-6 in 40 overs
|Match: Old Doms lost by 41 runs|
Well the Doms were back in Spain again at a very sunny Woodbridge Oval in Albir. The temp was around 33° as the team coach pulled into the Oval through the mass of supporters wanting to see their international hero's. Barlow was first off the coach, looking cool in the headphones and trend setting shorts and tshirt. The other tourist took it all in their stride and headed for the pavilion bar.
The hosts won the toss and decided to bat first on a flat looking track, a batters paradise. Skipper Hunt would have chosen to bowl first in any case. The outfield was covered in a lush covering of grass, unusually for this time of year the outfield was littered with what can only be described as crop circles.
Dan Brookes opened the Doms bowling against the hosts aggressive openers Permam and Ward. A tidy first over from Brookes. Last down hill produced a scorcher, his third ball tempted Ward who lashed direct to Sammy Moore who held onto a low catch. 4-1 , a great start for the Doms.
After 4 overs each Last and Brookes were rested, a great 8 over burst held the hosts to 31-1. Sadly this was the last time Brookes was seen on the wicket as he dropped a sitter on the boundary and sat in the shade with a 'finger' injury. There was then an 98 run second innings stand between Permam and Wasim before the Doms next struck with MoM Sam Moore bowling Permam for 41. Sam Moore was involved again in the next wicket to fall, zipping the ball in to run out Wasim with a dire t hit. Wasim out for a very good 63 and the score was 130-3 in 22nd over.
Drinks were taken at every ten overs given the heat blasting down on the players. It must be said this was the most impressive 12th man the Doms had ever produced, Jonners running on and off the pitch with iced water, never spilling a drop. No sitting in the shade supping beer for Jonners.
The remaining part of the hosts innings consisted of bowlers getting tapped around and Doms fielders dropping the ball with such regularity that a bystander would suppose the ball was either very hot or the fielders were very shite at ball catching.
The hosts innings ended on 264-6, given the 7 dropped catches the Doms target should have been around the 200 mark. Generally the bowlers did well in the conditions with Pedro getting a couple and Last another at the death.
Tea was taken.
The Doms innings started well with Barlow hammering an 8 ball 14 before he played a rank awful shot, leading edge and was walking off. His walk back to the players pavilion was reminiscent of Botham's long walk back before he resigned the England captaincy, full of noisy silence. 14-1 in 3 over.
Then the partnership of the game, Sammy Moore controlled aggression coupled with Con Adams poetic stroking of the ball to all part of the ground. Sadly with the score on 117 a large missile was exploded near to the ground just as Sammy was going to launch Mariner out of the ground and was disappointed to be given out stumped. An unsavory ending to his innings. Sam Moore out for 71 off 43 balls.
The Doms 117-2 in 17th over.
Sadly the rest of the Doms batsmen couldn't support Con in any meaningful partnership and the end result was assured when Con was bowled by Permam for 62 classic runs with the score on 180-8. Con had been out in the heat for 76 overs. Top class performance by him. It was left to Hunt and Last to shore up the tail and avoid being bowled out. The Doms fell 59 runs short and will rue all those dropped catches.