WHCC 200-4 dec - R Hall 60*
Daisys XI 76 AO - R Marwaha - 4-14
by Graeme Mattocks
An interesting bunch of cricketers greeted me as i arrived at the ground and a few more ringers than expected were gathering in the away dressing room. This lead a few of my team to wonder if we were just here to give some of the 1st
team some batting and bowling practice.
Obviously they haven't been reading the match reports from Saturday. I would say that 10 out of 11 of the Daisy's XI were fielding serious hangovers, and there were reports that some of them hadn't gone to bed (which showed in the field) and the only one that didn't have a hangover should be ashamed of himself.
The toss was arranged so that the Sunday XI batted 1st and Mark Worgan and Paul Gorgolis got us off to a steady start against Maggot and Morlers (probably the best opening attack we will come across this season even if they were worse for the wear) and Mark eventually fell to Morlers for 15 with the score at 27.
Paul soon followed and Andy Mouzoures fell to one of Walshy Sr's devastating long hops (don't know whether that is better or worse than getting out to one of his full tosses/beamers)
Most of you who live in the Vicinity of Brewery road should have heard it as Andy crashed it straight into mid off's box (either the box was very large or........ but the echo was deafening). Honey was bowling a tight spell fromthe other end , even getting the odd ball to turn, so Albert and myself had to turn our attention to the indifferent bowling from the other end and grab as many runs as possible.
We had put on close to 100 runs before i got caught behind for 42 which brought Naz to the crease and despite a shaky start he batted very well, once Albert reached his 50 he opened up and the two of them took the score rapidly onto 200 at which point we declared. This was the 3rd time in a row that we have reached 200 and the stats show we've scored 636 runs for the loss of only 8 wickets in 3 innings!!
Maggot and Walshy Sr opened the batting against Nawaz and Khedekar who bowled a good line and length and were duly rewarded when Mike offered no shot to a straight slower ball from Nawaz. (as plum as you'll ever be Mike!!)
Maggot soon followed with Cumar taking a fine catch at square leg despite the umpire doing his best to put him off. James Morley played some nice strokes but also fell to a fine catch at Square leg.
Thereafter wickets fell regularly with Rajeev cleaning up the tail and finishing with figures of 4-14 and Cumar taking the last wicket with a fine catch low down off of his own bowling.
Another good performance from the Sunday side and hope can make it 4 wins in a row against Old Woking.