Monday, 23 July 2012

A Good Weekend's Cricket at Last

Saturday: A draw on a sunny day and damp wicket

BBC Caversham batted first on a slow wicket ("like bales of hay" - Ed.), posting a reasonable score of 137. Mostly due to some fairly lame half-track bowling by Whitchurch it has to be said, with only Richard Leach and Matty Kilford really stepping up to the mark. Whitchurch's reply was slow to get going, but despite an excellent 55 from Paul Vaughan, a flurry of late order wickets trying to force the pace left us playing for a draw in the last over, needing another 20 runs. Still, nice to get out in the sun. And we were nearly all-out.... in the sun.

Sunday:  Unbeaten in July; The Run Goes On

An excellent show of Whitchurch's cricketing prowess or a reflection of the last 5 games being lost to the weather? If you know Whitchurch CC, you'll know the answer!! Having been put in by Aldermaston all of Whitchurch's top-order batsmen scored runs but carefully avoided having to buy a jug. Jug avoidance, quite correctly, prevents them from being named but it did ensure that Whitchurch posted a competitive 185 at tea. In response one of Aldermaston's openers scored a fluent 50 but unfortunately (certainly unexpectedly) Whitchurch took their catches and thus ensured that wickets were always falling at the other end. Brian Reddecliffe's 4 late wickets ensured victory by the final margin of 15 runs.

Cormac & Lyn

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