Monday, 10 August 2020

Top Order Fragility Sinks Whitchurch

Match Report - 11 aside game at Whitchurch v Wokingham - Sunday 9 Aug

Wokingham won the toss on a scorchio day and did not take any convincing to bat first on what was probably a 35 degree centigrade day - they lost 4 quick wickets and at one stage were 35- 4 with the oppo not being able to put bat on ball due to the excessive swing and seam movement.

Their no 4 bided his time and saw off the openers and first change bowlers and waited for an opportunity and once he was in he took it and scored an almost chanceless century-in the end we bowled them all out for 212 with Jonny G, Malik and Tom Chappers in particular bowling fantastically well. Woody kept wicket brilliantly and Ronnie took a great catch- special mention to Ollie who took a great catch and Juggled with it 5 times before he pouched it!

The Whitchurch reply stuttered and we lost most of the top order for only 30 runs on the board- we steadied with Andy M (35)and Tom Chappers (20) and at one stage we were keeping up with the run rate but once they fell, the 212 proved out of reach and some attempted slogging by the tail only let to a quicker demise - we were bowled out for 140 in the 36 over Nice beers after with the oppo- phew 😅 it was hot!

Chris Grogan

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