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Old Dartechs & Wilmingtonians Cricket Club

Founded 1961

 


Match Report


04/06/2006 v GROVE

lost


Dropped catches let OD's down

Neil and Clive started brightly against the Grove , scoring at around 4 an over, until Neil caught Clive napping by calling for a short single. A further run out ensued as Clive played a hard shot out to cover and Mark was way short of his ground . (Sorry Mark- when you said I've got a bad back , no short singles- I thought you mean't - I'm up for any sucidal run you want)

The innings stalled after this set back, especially Chris went quickly. Tim kick started the innings by hitting the ball with all the power of a New Forest pony's kick. (He hit a particuarly impressive overhead smash for six.)

159 seemed a good enough score from 35 overs, but the bowlers sent down too many bad balls, and the fielders dropped too many catches. Grove battled their way to victory with an over to spare.but perhaps things would have been different if Neil hadn't been incapacitated with a bad foot, and Martin hadn't been afflicted by his Hall Place jinx. Jason caught a couple of great catches, but dropped a sitter- as did skipper Coverly. Jason had a couple of good shouts for LBW , but the slope and the umpire conspired against him, much to his frustration. All in all a rather disappointing afternoon.


v GROVE 163 for 6

Wickets

Runs

Neil Priddy

23

0

28

Clive Stringer

22

Mark Cooper

5

1

27

Chris Beard

1

Richard Coverly

18

T McArdle

43

Dean Wheatbread

9 *

Jason Allen

1

12

Adam Deal

2

32

Martin Smith

0

43

Pete Smith

2

22

159 FOR 5 ---lost