FCC v Whitchurch CC

By | May 31, 2014

Fulmer 206 for 3 off 40 overs
Whitchurch 95 all out off 35.4 overs
Fulmer won by a Nelson’s

Fulmer actually won a toss when Tony called correctly and decided to bat on a very overcast, but dry day.

With the ground still suffering from the wet conditions over the last few weeks it was always likely to be a slow scoring match, but Prash made light of this fact by scoring 10 runs off the first three balls.

Prash was the first wicket down, run out for 29 in a partnership of 43 with Tony, who was out second for 20 with the score at 63. In spite of the good start after 10 overs, the total was 45 for 1, and after 20, 77 for 2.

Nigel and Will then built some respectability into the score with some powerful late hitting with Will getting to 50 not out and Nigel scoring an excellent 84. Nigel fell with just two balls remaining and Fish had to face the final ball of the innings and produced a strike rate of 100 by scoring a single to leave Fulmer on 206 for three after their 40 overs.

There was an unusual Tansy tea mainly due to the fact she was not there as she was not well, so tea was prepared by the Fisher clan (Ian, Bex and Ben) with a conveyor system making the sandwiches before the match. Tea was served by Ben and assisted by Nigel, James King and Fish during the interval.

Post tea, Whitchurch went out to attack the target and started off well with a good opening partnership, but once this was broken wickets fell steadily with all the bowlers – Venkat, Manu, Will (with two wickets), Samweg, Prash and Del – putting up a good showing.

The plaudits went to Danny taking the last two wickets to fall with figures of 1.4-1-0-2 and especially to Paul C with the season’s leading figures to date of 8-0-22-6, thus setting the standard to be beaten.

The fielding award went to Prash with three catches (and one really close miss) and a special note went to Will for an all round effort of 50*, two wickets and one excellent catch.

A Fulmer win by 111 runs went down well with all concerned and a convivial evening followed in the bar.

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