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vs Village CC
|Old Doms CC vs Village CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 5th June 2016|
|4||Banham M||63||Not Out||2||12||8||1||54||1||1|
|7||Downing T||4||Run Out||1||4||1||15|
|9||Adie K||6||Not Out||1||8||36||1|
|Extras||30||(7B 0LB 13W 10NB)|
|201||-7 in 26.1 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Village CC 198-7 in 40 overs
|Match: Old Doms won by 3 wks|
With only one game lost all season it was time to see if Tank Perry could keeps Last's undefeated run as skipper going. Today's visitors were Village CC, last season the Doms chased down the 205 to win by 10wks with Chick and Davidge doing the damage.
The Doms were looking confident on the sunniest day of the season so far. Skipper Tank tossed and the visitors decided to bat on a strip that the Doms have enjoyed so much early season success. So Moh and Mohsin looked to get the visitors off to a flying start against Danny Brookes and Banners.
Both had expensive first overs, Brookes for two fours and Banners first ball carted for a maximum. But in their next overs both claimed wickets, firstly Brookes bowling with some pace actually bowled one on the stumps and Moh was walking back having scored 11. Banners then bowled a wicket maiden, Smaylen taking one of two catches to remove Mohsin. The Village boys 22-2 in 4 overs. Tanvir and Don started to build a platform which turned out to be a tad wonky as Brookes again bowled a screamer and Don's leg stump had fallen over. 27-3 in 7.
Tanvir and Longfield steadied the innings and soon started climbing into anything Banners dropped short. The 50 came up in the 9th over and the visitors were now racing along nicely. When Banners and Brookes finished their respective spells Brookes completed on 32-2 and Banners unusually expensive at 54-1
The 17th over saw the catch of the season, Danny Brookes diving one handed catch at straight mid off clutching the ball inches off the turf off Adie, although old timers Stato and Last thought he had made a meal of it, bit of a 'camera opportunity' catch...
However, it was a great catch that checked the visitors charge. Tanvir out for a useful 45 and the score on 93-4 in 17. At drinks the game was well balanced and a score of 230+ looked likely. Adie finished her spell with a good 36-1.
The next wicket to fall was the product of a good piece of Smaylen fielding which saw the run out of Longfield for 48. The score now was 147-5 in 26 overs.
Last and debutant Downing were given the task of keeping the lid on the run rate, although Lasts first 4 overs went for 24. Downing was proving difficult to get away. The batsmen were now finding it difficult to up the run rate, Lasts first wicket was a tidy catch by Smaylen in the deep to remove Nav for a fine 63 in the final over with the score stuttering on 197-6 which then became 198-7 when Banners picked up a chip and run shot from Bilal.
The visitors stuttering innings ended on 198-7 with Last's 8 over recoding a 31-2 return and Downing a tight 16-0 off 4. A great all round Doms performance in the field. Lots of keen stuff and good bowling in what was a very warm 40 overs in the sun.
Tea was taken. Nice little spread of which the centre piece was a selection of homemade cakes provided by @abiMaud via Banners. Top cakes.
So 199 to win as Davidge and Adams strode to the crease. Both looked in control but mindful of the odd ball keeping low. Its was a straight ball that kept low in the 5th over that did for Davidge, straight through his defence and was bowled for 7. 20-1.
Martin Brookes joined Adams and smacked the bowling around, Brookes being particularly destructive. With the score racing along at 78 off 11 overs Adams innings came to a close with a rather weak shot and he walked off for 26.
Banners joined Brookes and the runs continued to flow, It looked like the pair would get the Doms over the line with overs to spare, but Brookes was caught for 50 in the 15th over 105-3. Stato and Banners took the innings to drinks with the score on 159-3.
Then Stato, with an incredulously awful shot got bowled for 11. Smaylen suffering from pad rash was bowled first ball, a corker. The Doms were 168-5 in 23rd over. This soon became 177-6 as Banners needlessly ran out Downing for 4 quickly followed by Danny Brookes ridiculously being adjudged LBW. Tottering Doms and squeaky bum time for skipper Perry with the score now on 191-7 in 26 overs.
But calmness was assured as Adie brought the scores level and Banners clipped the first ball of the 26th over off his hips for 4 to get the Doms over the line at 201-7. A great innings of 63no by Banners who wasn't flustered by the continual low grade 'sledging' by the keeper and first slip. The thing about sledging you look a bit of a pratt if your team has just got mauled over 26 overs.
So an easy win for the Doms despite the blip at the end. Chasing down 199 in 26.1 overs showed the distance between the two sides.
Man of the Match: A double header, Martin Brookes and Banners for some controlled hitting.
Drops: Smaylen 2, Perry 1