FCC v Whitchurch

By | May 30, 2015

Whitchurch 100 all out
Fulmer 203 for 8
Fulmer won by 103 runs
Rebellion moment: James’ 6-2-4-6

**STOP PRESS** A new record was established when ALL Fulmer players were at the ground by 1.15pm – long may it continue!

Tony won the toss and chose to bat. Nick and James strode confidently to the wicket to get things underway. Unfortunately Nick was soon to make what must have felt like a longer walk back, marking his seasonal debut with a first baller.

James soon joined him, followed in fairly short order by George, Ben and Keith. With the innings faltering at 65-5 Nige was joined by Tony and they set about the task of trying to steady the ship.

Nigel started playing with his accustomed assurance and started finding the boundary regularly and was very much the senior partner in a 6th wicket stand of 90 with Tony who was out for 20.

Nigel continued to do the lions share of the scoring ending up with a fine century ( 109 not out ) which helped take the Fulmer score to 203 -8 off 40 overs.

Another great Chairman’s Tea followed.

James opened the bowling which proved to be more than Whitchurch could cope with. His opening spell of quick and accurate bowling yielded great figures of 6 overs, 2 maidens, 4 wickets for just 6 runs.

At the other end George bowled his 4 overs with pleasing pace but no joy. Whitchurch, however, never really recovered with only Kumar (31) and Chapman (22) making any real impact.

Colly picked up 2 wickets and Pete, 3. The coup dé grace coming from Jules who took the final wicket in his first (and last over).

Pleasing mention of Fulmer’s fielding with some smart catches, including an Armando catch at full stretch. A victory for Fulmer against Whichurch who bloodied a couple of promising youngsters in their line up who bode well for their future.

The game was played in great spirit and Fulmer were delighted that Whitchurch stayed in good numbers to socialise. An example we all wish could be followed by the majority of our other visitors.


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