Little Marlow v Fulmer

By | April 18, 2015

Little Marlow 188 for 7 off 40 overs
Fulmer 189 for 5 off 40 over
Fulmer win by 1 run

Fulmer’s 2015 season started with the traditional fixture against Little Marlow on a sunny but cool and blustery April day. Skipper Tony got the season of to a winning start with the toss and decided to bat first, opening with Arslan and Gus.

After an explosive first three overs (28 runs) things settled down as the openers put on 69 runs when Gus was stumped for 36. Nigel, batting at three, put on 43 with Arslan until the latter was out for an excellent 64. After 20 overs things looked nicely balanced at 118 for 2. After the drinks break some tight bowling and a slow outfield meant that only another 81 runs were added for the loss of a further two wickets as Fulmer scored a total of 189 for 5 from their 40 overs.

After a tasty tea Fulmer took to the field to see how rusty their bowling was and whether all those nets were worthwhile. Tony opened up with Arlsan coming down the hill and Jules making excellent use of the head-wind from the other end. Arslan bowled 5 pacey, but unrewarded overs while Jules bowled his allotment through for an economical 28 runs with one wicket.

Angus came on for Arslan and bowled beautifully taking three wickets including a magnificent caught and bowled, one of this other wickets came from an equally good catch by Jamie King at deep-ish mid-wicket. James took over from the hill end and bowled a mixture of excellent stuff with a few loose deliveries and took three wickets, one courtesy of a brilliant catch by Gus, running backwards down the slope when all the rest of us would have fallen over. Peter took on the challenge of being the bowler from the other end but couldn’t get a wicket in spite of some tight bowling.

Ben kept well especially off the pace trio and Fish fielded like a sloth in the outfield. With 10 runs needed off the last over Armando took on the challenge of being the death bowler and successfully kept the runs below the target to give Fulmer a really close win by the margin of just one run.

Armando got the fielding award for fielding long leg at both ends and having the ball chase him all afternoon, with the Rebellion moment being Gus’ caught and bowled. An excellent day enjoyed by players on both sides got the season off to the best of starts.

Rebellion Moment: Gus’ caught and bowled

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