OUCCC vs Kings School

at Mansfield Road, July 20th 2003


This match was decided in the first innings by one of the greatest partnerships ever seen in this club. An unbroken stand of 325 for the first wicket, with Watto scoring 140 and Quentin chalking up 146, left the opposition stunned and Tony Mac padded up for forty overs. An almost flawless display which being impossible to degrade is going to lead to a boring match report. Watto did get dropped on 98 with the fieldsman kindly throwing the ball over the boundary rope to ensure a six, and Quentin did score five consecutive singles while in the 120's but really that would just be nit picking. There was also 39 boundaries and 4 sixes. Amazing stuff. In reply King's School put on a pretty good fight with a strong opening partnership that matched the required runrate. But once the opening bowlers had made way for the double act of McNally and Dean, a lesson in swing bowling on a dead track led to four wickets and the loss of the top order. Julian was very tidy but went home unrewarded while Isaac also picked up two. Jason came back into the attack at the end and picked up the four tail enders. All out for a valiant 234. Post match KA saw the current all-star cricket eleven selected by a panel of two Kiwis, two South Africans and two Aussies. Far too many Aussies for my liking, but then I'll take a weekend with a 36 point victory over South Africa in the Rugby and a 2 point World Championship netball win against Australia anyday. No Emily or curry though. For the record the first fines from Jason were: Quentin Williams and James Watson jointly fined for worst batting performance in the team. Dropped catch fines: James Watson x3, Tony McNally x2, Williams x1 Jason Wenderoth for worst bowling. James Watson for leaving the field for an over to talk to a girl. Credit given to Wenderoth for quality brownies.


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