Match Report


03/05/2009 v Horsmondon

lost


Old Dartechs fail at the last

An excellent fielding display was spoilt by an all too familiar batting collapse as old Dartechs tried to start the season with a win.

James Denman opened the bowling with some very tight overs, and was practically unplayable at times. Neil struggled to find his line and length, as did Pete Smith , newcomer Rich Parsons, and old stager Bob Dunkley. Charlie on the other hand came on and bowled some very rapid overs and was very unlucky not to get a wicket. Martin nipped in at the last for two wickets. Star of the show in the field was Mark Cooper with three (itís a jug) catches and a run out. The ball was kept going to him like a magnet, or perhaps it was because of Mark's sheer gravitational pull.

Mark and Clive made a steady start against steady bowling and this was carried on by neil and Sam, who played some very nice drives both sides of the wicket. Unfortunately Neil got out to a catcjh behind, and Sam soon had a rush of blood to the second ball from the first spinner to be introduced and was stumped. From there on in, there was a steady procession of wickets, as Old Dartechs paid the price for the lack of depth in the batting


v Horsmondon 164 for 10

Wickets

Runs

Mark Cooper

12

Clive Stringer

17

Sam Field

37

Neil Priddy

21

2

31

M Farrow

7

C Perfitt

4

0

28

James Denman

1

3

8

R Parsons

1

1

30

Pete Smith

4

1

21

Martin Smith

4 *

2

5

Bob Dunkley

0

0

29

122 FOR 10 ---lost