Well no sooner had the season started then its all over.
The last game yesterday, saw a phenomenal knock by Andrew scoring 102 * out of 162.
The opposition was bowled out for 161 thanks to Dan taking 3 for 15, setting up a chance of victory.
We reached 162 for 9 with an over to spare and Andrew’s 102*, not sure whether he carried his bat, think he must have.
We managed ten games in this shortened season;
Thanks to Dave and Steve for providing me the match scores and Dave, Dave, Chris and Steve for helping me preparing the wickets.
A surprise visit yesterday from Allan Farley, great to see him out and about, wishing him well on his continual recovery.
Our bowling was better than the score might suggest, but Liskeard reached 202 for 2.
A draw was on the cards as we batted to 150 for 6.
A large total posted by the visitors, on Saturday, batting first but we fought for a draw.
Chasing 274 we hung around and finished on 140 for 8 a losing draw.
We batted first on Sunday and were all out for 147.
Tom Vowler top scored with 43 and Jon Way contributed a useful 32.
In reply Ipplepen were all out for 97, Luke Dennis taking 3 for 9
Ollie starred with the bat and Andrew with the ball in a good fifty run win over Erratics.
Batting first and thanks to a century from Ollie, we amassed 188.
In reply they were going along comfortably at 86 without loss, before collapsing to 123 all out, Andrew taking a five for.
A good win.
Two games next weekend, both at home on Sat 5 and Sun 6 Sept.
Contact Andrew 07812 609512 to let him know if you are available or not.
On a windy day, with our last wicket falling in the last over of the game, the winning streak had ended.
Andrew top scored with the second fifty of the season but that wasn’t enough to beat Southwell Ramblers.
We bounced back on the Sunday beating Spitchwick by 5 wkts
MECC XI for Friday 21st:
12th Man/Umpire: T Scott
13th Man: D Doherty
Forecast isn’t brilliant. Seeing as the opposition have lost this game twice to the weather in last three seasons, we’ll endeavour to get some game on even if we have to start a bit later for a reduced 20/30 overs game.
The Spitchwick game has been rearranged for 23rd August 14:00 start at Barrow Park
Currently the starting XI is:
Yesterday’s game called off, possibility of it being rearranged for Sun 23 Aug.
Fri 21 (home) Southwell Ramblers
Sun 23 (home) Spitchwick
Sun 30 (home) Exeter Erratics
Sat 5 Sept (home) Aldbourne
Sun 6 Sept (home) Ipplepen
Sun 13 Sept (away) Stoke Flemming
Sun 20 Sept (tbc) Liskeard
Please contact Andrew (07812 609215), if you haven’t already with your availability.
Week two of the season and we played our first home match, under the new Covid guidelines.
Batting first we restricted the visitors to 136 for 9. Josh held a catch off Andrews bowling and Chris one off Dave’s, two balls after he dropped one off his own bowling.
He did split his finger and ended up with 4 stitches, one more than the three wickets he took (3 for 26). Andrew took four (4 for 34) and Dan one (1 for 18) and Josh (1 for 17). Tom P, Tom V and Rashid were unsuccessful on the day. Chris and Dan shared the wicket keeping duties, with Chris the first twenty overs and Dan the last.
In reply, Ollie carried his bat hitting 82*, his fifty off 47 balls in 65 mins. Tom P chipped in with 6, Tom V 19, Wes 1 and Mike undefeated on 0.
If you want to play any of the remaining games please contact Andrew 07812 609512