Beer Engine run riot
Shame we waited really as they smacked 190 odd off 18 overs.... one lad making an unbeaten ton and another 48 not out. About the best that can be said is that Charles has got the knack of getting LBW decisions.... shame he can't catch or take the simplest of stumping chances....
As a reward for giving the Beer Engine's Centurion 4 lives he was sent out to open with Dave Carr. Cheriton were always a little behind the rate by dint of trying not to hit boundaries and by the time Jeremy came out and started to do so it was all a bit too late. On the plus side we did score almost 150 in 18 overs, a total we have struggled to get off 45 overs several times this season.
The next match is our annual fixture against the CX Medics on the 12th, see you all there!
The one that got away....
Our bowlers struggled a little against Bill's opening pair, but once an end was opened up we took wickets at regular intervals and restricted the visitors to 208 off their 40 overs. Special mention to Harvey and Ben who took two wickets each and Tom who recovered from a difficult spell to bowl very well at the death.
Tea by Mrs. Reed was as good as ever and fortified us for the reply.
Mike and Ben opened up but were parted early. Tricks never got into his stride and John found it difficult to score. We were up with the rate at 20 overs and needed less that 5 an over with 10 to go but lost too many wickets and despite some very clean hitting from Peter we fell just short.
Paul shows us the way
The total of 153 was a good one (though we missed Mike's target of 100 off the 1st 10 overs and a further 150 from the 2nd 10) with all the batsmen playing positively and with little regard for their wickets. Paul's two catches dismissed the Erratics' two most dangerous batsmen and from then on it was a matter of preventing the boundaries and a late flurry of wickets as the visitors sought to get on top of the ever climbing run rate.
Oh, and well done to Keith for the stumping, a very slick piece of work!
Charing Cross OB sweep the field
Cherries chalk up their first win of the Summer
Jem took the honours with the bat, retiring on 32 after only 9 scoring shots supported well by Grant (23) and Mike (17) and despite Charles playing out a maiden in the 15th over John sealed a relatively comfortable win with a lovely lofted on-drive.
Match Report: Yeoford
Nets at North Molton
Wednesdays; 25th March and 1st April 8:30pm 'til 10pm.
We have the whole hall, 2 nets with the bowling machine in one of them. Mike also hopes to have Malcolm attending to give batting & bowling coaching.