Match Day Weather
vs Whitehill Wanderers CC
|Old Doms CC vs Whitehill Wanderers CC|
|Played at Bromsgrove on 28th July 2016|
|2||Adams C||66||Not Out||8||1|
|5||Banaham M||1||Not Out||3||26|
|Extras||30||(7B 2LB 20W 1NB)|
|164-3 in 20 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Whitehill Wanderers CC 200-5 in 20 overs
|Match: Old Doms lost by 37 runs|
The Doms latest 20/20 slog brought the boys from Barnt Green, Whitehill Wanderers to the Hedges ground. The match was noted for a somber minutes silence as the players took a moment to reflect on the sad news that a long time supporter of the Old Doms Colin Morris had passed away the day before after a few years of struggling with illness. Colin had been more of a supporter than a player, I think he might have hung his jock strap up after his maiden Doms century some years ago. He has popped down occasionally over the past few years to offer 'advice' and keep an eye on Stato's form. He was a nice bloke and those that met him will miss his smile and dry wit. A sad moment for those that knew him. If you follow the link here it will take you to a picture where Colin can be seen proudly wearing (back row second right) a Doms kit whilst on the Menorca tour in 1996
So to the match, the Doms won the toss, well there wasn't a toss it was guess what hand the leaf was in! The visitors were invited to bat first and faced a bombardment of spin and slow stuff. Sadly for the Doms once Towner had adjusted to the orange ball and pace of the wicket he knocked the ball to all parts of the ground. It wasn't until the 5th over that the Doms got any luck when Worms was well caught by Manoj off Jonners 3rd ball for 5 with the score on 38 in 5 overs.
Towner continued to treat all bowlers the same and the Doms had to wait until the 10th over before anymore success when Hazeledon had Johnson stumped by Davidge for 14 with the score on 98.
So at the halfway mark with Towner still going well it was clear a big score was going to be achieved by the visitors. The run rate continued at 10 an over and Towner ended up 117 not out. The only Doms bowler to come away with any credit was Danny Brookes with 3-7 off three overs including a bonus point maiden over.
So the Doms would need to score at 10 an over to chase down the 201 needed. Sadly Martin got one of those awful first balls that should have been carted for 6 over cow corner but indecision took hold and the flighted ball dropped past his eye line and knocked over middle stump without any flash of his bat. 0-1 off the first ball. A terrible start to the run chase.
Well Stato joined Adams and both pushed the score on nearly at the required rate. At the halfway point the Doms were 80-1 with the run rate of 12 an over still achievable. The visitors had set their fielders well deep offering plenty of singles with boundaries being hard to come by.
Stato was next to go, scoring 61 before a rash shot got him caught out. 124-2 in 15th over. A really good solid partnership. Sadly the Doms were unable to find the boundary often enough and the innings petered out on 164-3 with Con Adams, the second opener of the game to carry his bat for 66.
So with the light fading the players retired to the club house to reflect.
Man of the Match: Stato and Con Adams.
Drops: Jonners and Con Adams 1 each.