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vs Village CC
|Old Doms CC vs Village CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 14th August 2016|
|4||Morris S||14||Not Out||2||2||5||1|
|5||Bhanji M||1||Not Out||8||2||27||3|
|Extras||7||(3B 1LB 3W 0NB)|
|131||-3 in 20.2 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Village CC 130 a/o in 40 overs
|Match: Old Doms won by 7wks|
A nice warm afternoon greeted the teams for this mid August clash between the Doms and Village CC. The Doms are having a bit of an up and down season and were looking for a better performance from this strong looking eleven.
The visitors skipper Ric called heads and decided to bat on a wicket that ozzed runs. Brookes and Banham opened, speed and pace down hill slight of hand and guile uphill. Both the openers Longfield and Ward looked ill at ease with the pace of Brookes but it was Banham who struck first in the second over having Ward well caught by Martin Brookes for a duck. The other opener was soon to follow in Brookes second over for another duck as the bowler actually hit the stumps with the ball. The visitors off to a bad start at 2-1 off 3 overs.
The visitors rallied a bit when young Bibal played a great rearguard innings for the visitors. Mo Bhanji playing his first home match for the Doms replaced Banham who's eight over spell read 8-4-14-1. Should have been more in the wickets col, sadly the Doms slippery fingers let a couple go down.
With Smaylen now providing the down hill pace and Mo providing leg breaks kept the run rate in check. Mo picking three wickets, a regulation catch to Last in the gully with Clarke and Dan Brookes snaffling one each. Mo finished with 3-27.
Dan Brookes was then brought on the tidy up the tail removing Bibal for 47. He then removed Smith and Shalid. Danny Brookes best bowling figures for the Doms, 8-4-4-4. The visitors last 7 wickets going down for 23 runs as a direct hit from Clarke ended the innings.
Tea was taken. Well a tea of sorts, elements of the cakes were good with @abimaud and @cazads68 providing top home made ones. I suspect the tea committee will need to review the savoury side of the tea as standards are slipping and some deviants are starting a 'Save the Quiche' campaign. This needs nipping in the bud quickly.
So the Doms needed to chase down 131 to win. Davidge and Adams opened with the latter still looking full of runs and cake whilst Davidge is still search for that allusive form batters sometime loose. With the visitors using up their full repertoire of 'sledging' in the first few overs they must have felt rewarded when Davidge was caught behind for 12 with the Doms struggling (according to the chirping slip fielder) on 1-26 off 7 overs.
Adams and Pedders then played their shots and the score raced to 91 off the next seven overs before Pedders got bored and decided to dance down the wicket like Charlotte Dujardins horse Valegro only to be stumped. 2-91 in 14.
It was now fairly quiet in the field and the visitors had now realised if you talk the talk you need to take some bloody wickets to back it up. Morris chipped the ball around and as the score were level in 21st over somehow Adams was drawn into 'I'm going to thrash the ball for a winning 6' mentality and was caught somewhere behind the keeper for 72, his second 72 in successive games and a sequence of 37* 2 66* 144 62 10 72 72. Top batting. The Doms winning by 7 wickets at a canter in 21st over.
Man of the Match: a double header. Dan Brookes 8-4-4-4 and Con Adams 72
Drops: Brooks M, Davidge , Con Adams, Clarke on each. The Pull out Committee reviewed a Banham attempt and deemed it a 'misjudgement ' rather than a pull out.