FCC v Vultures CC

By | May 18, 2014

Fulmer CC 262 for 7 from 40 overs
Vultures CC 169 all out from 39 overs
FCC won by 93 runs

On the hottest day of the year thus far, Fulmer CC welcomed the Vultures CC to King George’s Field, with the lads needing to stifle the opposition’s hunger in order to have any chance of taking the win.

With James King captaining the side for the first time, he duly lost the toss (a Fulmer tradition on a Sunday) and were put into bat.

The innings began with a steady 25 partnership between Will Voaden and Junaid from 7 overs before Will had his stumps rattled for 14. Needing a captain’s innings, James “Big Hands” King strode to the crease and exited a few balls later having not troubled the scorers.

This brought Nomi to crease, where a wonderful innings of savage clean striking ensued, though Junaid couldn’t stay with him for long perishing for 7. Chairman Box arrived at the crease trying to play his own game whilst a masterclass in T20 cricket, that even Kevin Pietersen would have been proud of, was occurring from his partner.

Having crafted a slightly one-sided partnership of 43, Mr Box departed for 8. David Timms constructed a powerful 14 before being bowled and Julian Gibbs arrived only for Nomi to depart to a good catch on the boundary for a sensational 138.

Jules and Sunny made a good partnership contributing 41 to the total until Jules the Hat was bowled. Sunny continued his excellent cameo of 40 alongside Ben Bausor, with the two of them bringing the innings to a close at 262, with extras being the third highest scorer with 32 runs.

After a good tea in the sunshine, Fulmer took to the field with strike bowlers Box and Gibbs taking early wickets, the latter taking two before Paul Colloff came on as first change

As he came on, the batsmen muttered ‘I hate Crafty Old Boys’. And crafty he was taking two wickets, the second of which came courtesy of a ‘worldy’ of a catch by Will Voaden. A one-handed dive to his left with both feet off the floor, a leap even a salmon would have been proud of.

Ben bowled well in the face of a man who thought Wimbledon started in May at KGF, playing tennis shots all-around the ground. Samveg claimed a wicket with a solid catch from Jules before Ben ‘The Bullet Arm’ Bausor launched a rocket from the boundary to claim a run-out with just the one stump to aim for. David Timms also performed well with the ball before the opposition dug-in.

The ensuing 12 or so overs were a war of attrition with the opposition digging-in until Will Voaden and Nomi entered the fray, an attempt to end it all there and then. Nomi claimed one wicket but it required more bowling changes. Junaid and Sunny came on to take the number of bowlers used to 10 for the afternoon. The final pair of batsmen were given reprieves through numerous dropped catches, however Sunny took the last wicket in his first over and finally the game finished at close to 8pm!

A good Fulmer win by 93 runs, with an outstanding batting performance by Nomi and sensational fielding by Will Voaden and Ben Bausor.

Rebellion moment(s): Worldy from Will V and rocket from Ben B

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