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All clean bowled, as well.
I've managed to scrape 11 together for tomorrow night, and I've been working on my outswingers in the nets for the last three evenings. It is currently a mixture of beamers, long hops and actual good deliveries - including one that started leg stump, swung in to pitch middle and leg on a length, and then seamed away six inches to take the outside half of the bat and skew to an imaginary gully. Let's see if I keep it to under 10/over.
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Emeriti 193/0 (18 overs)
Dragon 194/1 (18.3 overs)
Quite possibly the worst bowling and fielding display ever witnessed. My figures were 0/15 off 2 overs, including a dropped catch at cover, and these were the most economical of the night. We had a 12-year-old kid field for us for extended periods as we were a man short, one of our gappers bowled a 14-ball over, and the scorers got so confused that they managed to miss two overs off the oppo's innings, a fact that no one discovered until we were in the bar later.
I have never seen anything quite like today's game. It was a time/declaration match, played with the last hour (minimum 20 overs) starting at 5:30.
We made 163/9 batting first at a decent enough clip, thanks in main to a 78-run second wicket stand. Their dismissals brought Cheltenham back into it, but a series of efforts down the order helped us along to what was a decent, but eminently fair target off 31 overs on a pitch that had a square boundary that could have been no further than 25 yards.
In reply, Cheltenham started positively (admittedly against a field that looked like it had been set by throwing darts blindfold at a pitch diagram) but when the first wicket fell, at 26 in the seventh over, the shutters went down. We went from one slip, to two slips, to three, to four, to four and a gully, to four and two gullies, and still they wouldn’t make any effort to hit the thing. At 5:55, with the scoreboard reading 64/1, we chucked the ball to one of our change seamers and told him to try bowling off-spin.
By 6:30, we had somehow managed to squeeze 18 overs into the final 35 minutes’ cricket. One bowler returned 9-4-12-1, and the other - the first time spinner - recorded 9-8-6-5, which cannot have been recorded many times before. Ultimately, it wasn’t quite sufficient and Cheltenham ended on 82/7, but it hopefully emphasised a valuable lesson - on the importance of a positive mindset and playing to win.
Today was Northamptonshire U10 v Oxfordshire U10.
The chat before the game was that Northants had rotated a couple of their stronger batsmen, probably seeing "Oxfordshire" and thinking "minor county, easy beat".
This is what happened next.
Something tells me they'll be "full strength" against us next year.
That's where they went wrong. If you're going to include ringers, make sure they're still alive imo.Code:Jack Hobbs * b Alex Chapman 1 16 0 0
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