Sunday 17th August, KHSG
Judd St Tigers 142 (30) lost to Whalers CC 143/4 by 6 wickets.
Whalers maul an undermanned Judd St Tigers
The Whalers comfortably beat Judd St Tigers at Kings House on Sunday despite a flurry of dropped catches. Inclement weather at 12.30 delayed start of play to the relief of latecomers Ed and Nick. It was decided that a 30-30 over game would suffice. Although posting an initial decent total of 142 from 30 overs the Tigers undermanned bowling line up could not compete with good batting from Stu, Al, and JT who saw the Whale post the total comfortably within 22 overs…6 wickets in hand.
Nick and Paul opened the bowling initially keeping the Tigers in check with some tight bowling. Paul was particularly economical over 4 overs (2 maidens) only giving up 6 runs and unlucky not to remove the opener with some positive bowling. Nick managed to take 2 wickets over 6 overs going for 15 runs. Kirkness took a good catch at deep mid-off from a Howes full toss to embellish his bowling statistics.
Kamal (deserving of an award for playing in every game thus far this season) and Matt replaced Nick and Paul. An inform Tigers batsman, Pinfields came to the crease and proceeded to play some fine shots. In combination with the opening Delanian the two managed to calmly increase the run rate. Kamal was unlucky to not get Pinfields out LBW. Initially given out, sporting play from Stu brought him back into play as it appeared he had hit the ball first. He continued to play some nice shots around the ground making 51 before being caught off Kirkness by Giles in first slip. Ed finished 3 0 22 1. Matt discovered his jump-pop action bowling Delanian with a good ball and had a another wicket caught again by Kirkness in the deep finishing with 6 0 30 2. Kamal similarly finished 6 0 34 0.
It was left to Kirkness and Osgood to finish off the last overs. Dan bowled well…angrily…to take 2 wickets. An aggressive caught and bowled resulted in the ball being thrown into the pitch no celebration. Continued pace resulted in a good ball removing another finishing on 5 0 33 2. Stu ran out a Tiger on the final ball to complete the Whales fielding and bowling performance.
Stu and Gilo opened the batting and proceeded to score runs quickly. Gilo was stumped early and Nicholls managed a 100% strike rate making 6 off 6 balls. Stu and Al steadied the ship with Terrell playing some fine shots around the ground. Sportingly Stu walked at 70 being caught behind unbeknown to most fielders and umpires on the ground. At that stage JT came to the crease and proceeded to up the ante dispatching balls to cow corner and third man to make a quick fire 25. Paul helped Al make the final runs both finishing on 7 and Al 22 not out.
Man of Match: Stu (outstanding keeping and batting)
Muppet of the match: (miraculously after dropping 2 catches in first slip and some theatrical cart-wheel fielding on the boundary…P.Nicholls controversially avoided the award….was….…JT (which stump is leg stump again??)
Champagne moment: ??
Sporting achievement: Stu for sportsmanship play behind the stumps recalling Pinfields
Fine: Osgood £4.75