Match Report: SP&T 1st XI sink Ottery
Sampford Peverell & Tiverton XI v Ottery St Mary.
Hello readers, well the season is upon us and the boys got off to a perfect start picking up maximum points and sitting at the top of the table after week one.
Before I start, a huge thanks to Fred, Linda and Joe for preparing such a good pitch, especially considering the recent bad weather we have had.
Now to the game, we may have a new club however some things do not change, Lee Hooper sat in his car before the game eating his mint Magnum.
Captain Chilcott lost the toss and unsurprisingly was asked to bat. Hooper and Chilcott opened the batting and got Sampford Peverell & Tiverton Cricket Club (SP&TCC) off to a flyer before Chilcott fell caught behind for 31. Parkinson joined Hooper and took the score to 134 before falling LBW for 22. At this stage a total of 300 was on the cards, however due to the lack of match practice a collapse ensued, leaving the home team reeling at 185 -7.
Some welcome late order runs from Pugsley, Hatton and Kallaway took the final score to 228-9. With one wicket remaining, Rendall clearly felt there were enough runs on the board as he tried to smash the first ball onto the M5, sadly he missed it by around a foot leaving the score unchanged at 228. A good score on a slow pitch.
With seven bowlers in the line-up everyone knew they had to start strong to get their full allocation. As a result Kallaway and Rendall started well leaving Ottery St Mary reeling at 10 – 3 (we will forgot that bouncer Josh). Ottery came back into the game thanks to a good middle-order partnership before Pugsley bowled Walker for 48 (no comment on the celebration), after that the wickets fell consistently leaving Ottery all out for 142.
Lewis Hough – First team debut – Buying all the beers and fielding like a demon.
Tom Hatton/Robbie Broomhead for their first wickets at 1st team level.
Barry Flicker for kindly umpiring at both ends.
Kents away this week, good availability, let’s make it 2 from 2.
First tea of the season – Great start Mrs T – 8 out of 10. The standard has been set.
See you all at training tonight.