Prash’s Fulmer VI v Nigel’s Fulmer VI

By | June 7, 2015

Prash’s Fulmer VI 210 for 10 off 25 overs
Nigel’s Fulmer VI 211 for 4 off 24.3 overs
Nigel’s Fulmer VI won by 6 wickets

Due to a minor communications problem Checkendon thought Fulmer were playing at Checkendon and Fulmer thought they were playing at Fulmer and by the time this was resolved it was too late to get to each other’s ground.

However to get some cricket played and make the most of the tea extremely well prepared by Ben, it was decided that Fulmer would play a (sort of) 6-a-side match.

Fulmer won the toss and decided to bat and bowl first. The only criterion for team selection was that Ben Bausor and Fish had to play on different sides so that each had a wicketkeeper.

The format was 25 overs a side with bowlers bowling a maximum of six overs, the batting side would rotate so that once the last man was out then they started again from number one, two fielders from the batting side would field for the other so that eight fielders should be on the field at any time.

The Fulmer side comprising of Ben, Keith, Paul, Danny, and Prash batted first and with some brutal batting by Prash and an excellent knock by Keith managed to pile on 210 runs for the loss of 10 wickets. The four main bowlers used (Saurab, Jules, Armando and new man Sam) all bowled their six overs reasonably well in the circumstances with the final over being taken by Fish with Nigel taking over behind the stumps.

Ben’s debut as tea provider was well received by all concerned and lived up to the standard expected by Fulmer.

Post tea, the Fulmer side of Armando, Fish, Jules, Sam, Saurab and Nigel went to see what they could do.

Danny and Keith bowled well for the first 12 overs, followed by Prash and Paul. The steady start and tight bowling, meant that the run rate began mounting, although all contributed their bit.

By the drinks break just over 90 runs were required in the remaining nine overs. Some classy batting by Saurab and a perfectly paced innings by Nigel meant that a tight finish was guaranteed. Indeed it went down to the last over bowled by Ben.

Some well-judged ball placement meant that Nigel scored the winning runs with three balls to spare and meant that Fulmer won (and lost) a tight game. A great bit of fun for all involved on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon.

While no fielding award was given a special mention must be made of the one handed, over the head, catch taken by Danny on the long off boundary – something special to behold. The Randall family were heavily involved in the day as Del umpired much of the first 25 overs.

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