Wooburn Narkovians v FCC

By | June 28, 2015

Wooburn Narkovians 215 for 6 off 40 overs
Fulmer 217 for 4 off 32.3 overs
Fulmer won by 6 wickets
Fielding Award: Arslan
Rebellion moment: Keith

In spite of a soggy morning with persistent drizzle and occasional heavy downpours, it was a pleasant surprise to find that any cricket was playable at all.

Prash was running a bit late with all his chauffeuring duties so Fish went out to do the honours with the toss. This was won and, in spite of being a few players short of a team (which most people think about Fish anyway), Fulmer opted to field first to try and make use of a wicket that was not unsurprisingly a little damp on top though firm underneath.

To ensure that the game started as quickly as possible Wooburn very kindly supplied a few fielders until the remainder of the Fulmer side arrived. Venkat and Sukhi opened the bowling with a good spell with Sukhi being especially difficult to get away, as his figures of 6-1-16-1 attested.

Arslan and Saurab took over followed by Kasim, Danny and Prash. All bowled well but no one managed to get into the batting as Wooburn stacked up the runs. Fulmer fielded well with a good display behind the stumps from Ben, some excellent fielding from Phil at extra cover and Danny patrolling the outfield and the Rebellion moment of Keith taking a catch at second slip after the third juggle!

The fielding award though went to Arslan for two direct hit run outs, one of which was from him lying on the ground. After the 40 overs were done Wooburn had a creditable 215 for 6 on the scoreboard.

After tea, Fulmer openers Keith and Fish kept a careful eye on the Wooburn starting attack being watchful and going after any loose balls that were bowled though these were few and far between. Nevertheless the steady start worked with an opening partnership of 69 when Fish fell.

Ben and Prash both made valuable contributions before Keith was eventually out for 60. This brought Arslan and Saurab together who then put on a stand of 85 from 8.3 overs, with some excellent batting from Arslan who ended up 58 not out, with Saurab 26 not out.

The day ended on a bright note with another Fulmer win (by six wickets) and the sun finally making an appearance.

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