Roving Reporters Match Day Reports - 2017
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vs Whitehill Wanderers CC
|Old Doms CC vs Whitehill Wanderers CC|
|Played at Barnt Green on 10th August 2016|
|8||Bhanji M||4||Not Out||2||18||1|
|9||Davidge M||W||1||Not Out|
|Extras||31||(5B 0 LB 31W 0NB)|
|162-4 in 20 overs|
|Fall of Wks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
Whitehill Wanderers CC 129-8 in 20 overs
|Match: Old Doms won by 33 runs|
The Doms turned up at Barnt Green looking to make it 4 wins on the trot. Tonight's game was against Whitehill Wanderers CC who like to play 25 runs and retire, 2 overs each player and no LBW's, not a format that is much liked by yours truly.
With midweek skipper Stevo Martin somewhere else on planet earth the reins were taken up by Tank. Tank lost the toss and the Doms would bat first on the wide expanse of the Barnt Green main pitch.
The batting was frantic with batsmen trying to get to 25+ runs as quick as possible before they were ask to retire. Hickin and Burrell were first to take on the Whitehill bowlers and Burrell raced to a 14 ball 24 before he was caught out going for a big heavo. The Doms 48-1 in 6th over.
McNeice joined Hicken and took just 11 balls to hit the magical 25 runs before he had to retire. Meanwhile Hickin opened his shoulders and also walked off hitting 30 with a big 6.
Smaylen, looked like he hadn't batted for weeks and prodded around before he was bowled for 14 some balls after Perry had arrived at the crease and smacked a 13 ball 26, the second fastness player to get to 25 during the match.
The Doms amassed a very good score of 162-4 in the 20 overs which was a top effort given the track was a bit slow.
The Doms bowlers were managed well by Perry, using the pace of McNeice to rattle out the hosts top order batsmen with some top drawer bowling. His 2 overs costing 5 runs and picking up 2 wickets.
Moore was unlucky not to have picked up a couple of wickets as the batsmen blasted the ball at Mo Bhengi fielding close in at short something.
Wickets continued to fall and there was a magical catch by McNeice deep on the boundary where a juggle or two ended with the ball being clutched safely.
Some shrewed fielding placing saw Last pick up a couple of regulation catches at gully as the batsmen struggled. The hosts innings ended some 33 runs short. A good Doms win with everyone chipping in.
Man of the Match: McNeice for his rapid 25 and two top overs.
Drops: McNeice 1 and Mo 2