OUCCC vs Chalgrove

at Chalgrove, June 15th 2003


A one sided match with two wins for the price of one. It has been a while since we've played Chalgrove. Chalky said before the match that you could expect to be looking at a score of 280 of 40 overs. Quentin rightly decided that under such advice from the great sage that we should bowl first on a wicket that looked as green and slow as croc with a Sunday morning hangover. Fortunately Matt continued his rich vein of form with the ball taking two for 14 off 5 overs which included the best caught and bowled seen for a long time. Watto excused his bowling by saying that there was no point in bowling quick on this track. I came on in an early change and in the words of Watto ' you can hear it going whick whick whick in the air' . Chalgrove couldn't hear it or see it however, as after four overs I had four wickets (all bowled) for no runs and they were in real trouble. Aaron meanwhile picked up one at the other end before Jez came on and cleaned up the tail with an excellent example of getting wickets with balls that look remarkably like pies. 41 all out left little to be worried about and so it proved with Q and Watto getting the runs in six overs (top score was extras at 18). After a tea of gigantic proportions we agreed to play a 10 over a side rematch. Somehow we ended up fielding first and with Watto gone we used Julian as our pace exponent. Quentin bowled a sublime over of leg spin but it was Jez who once more took the pie, err I mean cake, with three wickets. The highlight however was when Matt stood on the ball and split his shorts, and when he was caught napping in the shade at fine leg, and when he was caught sitting on a park bench reading the paper at very deep mid wicket. I'm afraid it was that kind of game. This time we were left with a more respectable score of 59. Matt made a flawless 25 retired off 12 balls before Avinash in his last game smashed his first ever six to win the game in the eigth over. We didn't lose a wicket all day.


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