SJFCC vs St Albans U15s
2005-06-02. Win by 9 wickets By Dave Boxer
Result: St. Albans U-15s, 101 all out from 20 overs; The Mighty Fishers, 103 for 1 from 14.2 overs.
A comfortable victory for Fishers, thanks to a good all-round display, particularly batting.
Dave won the toss and put St Albans into bat. The opening pair began well, notching 35 from the opening 5 overs. Dave made the breakthrough, clean-bowling the number 2 as he played a slog that Bungle would have been roud of. Next to go was the no.1, run out after a good piece of fielding by Bungle.
Ethan, playing for the oppo, made a good 14 before being trapped LBW by Bob, and Keith then got in on the act, taking his first wicket for Fishers thanks to a well-watched catch by Matt in the covers.
The no.5 was extremely unlucky to be given out for interfering with play after the ball hit his bat at the non-striker’s end. Pat then came on to bowl and did a great job, firstly taking a cracking caught and bowled from a straight drive lashed back at him, secondly promting a run-out to dismiss dangerman James Rosson, and finally bowling the no.11 middle stump. In between, Dave took a catch from a skyer in the covers off Mike (barman at the club kindly filling in), and was bollocked by Phil for not falling over and twatting his head on the ground afterwards in a Sandsy-stylee. Schoolboy error.
Fishers opened up with Keith and Chris (father of one of the St Albans players), who gave us a great start, kncoking over 40 before Chris was dismissed for 22 after a top-edge to the keeper. Pat came in and tonked a magnificent 27 off barely 10 or 12 balls, including four well-timed fours and a huge six. Keith hit a debut 25 not out, featuring some tasty square cuts, and Bungle and Walmsleyeyey finsihed the job in style with an unbeaten partnership of 24 to see Fishers home with plenty of overs to spare.
Man of the match: 2-way scrap between Keith and Pat for this – both bowled and batted extremely well, but I’m going with Pat, for his two wickets and superb big hitting.
Injury of the match – Mao’s dislocated finger after a diving stop behind the stumps. Get well soon big man.