FCC v Wealdstone Corinthians

By | June 27, 2015

Wealdstone 170 for 9 off 40 overs
Fulmer 172 for 4 off 34.1 overs
Fulmer won by 5 wickets
Rebellion moment: George (direct hit for a run out)

Skipper Tony, for once, failed in his duty to win the toss and Fulmer were forced to field on a hot, sunny day.

The opening bowling pairing of James and Jules started exceedingly well with both of them getting a wicket in their first over, followed shortly by another one each. At 26 for 4 after 10 overs things did not look too good for Wealdstone.

A well-crafted partnership of 93 between Naylor and Banghi, however, altered the outlook considerably. Banghi fell next for a jug-avoiding 47 and Naylor was run out for 61 by a direct hit from third man by George. The Wealdstone tail wagged effectively to put 170 on the board.

Fulmer’s bowlers bowled well, with good supporting play by Mark, George, Paul and Peter, but the pick of the bunch was Jules with two wickets for just 14 runs from his eight overs and James with three for 23 from his eight. Manan chipped in with two wickets for 13 runs at the end.

There were many expressions of delight from all players for a wonderful Tansy tea, after which Fish and Jules started the Fulmer reply.

Fish fell first having scored 18, then Jules for a patient 14 and George went to an excellent catch by the Wealdstone keeper. At 39 for three after 13 overs there was some building to be done and the pairing of Nigel and James set about this with caution at first, then intent as they settled in.

They put on 109 in 20 overs before James fell for 66 with the end in sight. Mark almost missed getting to bat as Nigel knocked 12 off the next over, but from the first ball of the 35th Mark scored a two to give the win to Fulmer. Nigel was 67 not out at the end of the match. Special mention has to go to Paul W, who fielded very well considering the hang over!

A good session in the bar from both teams rounded off a great day for all involved.

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