Bledlow C C Sunday 3rd July match report
Simon’s Captains report:
Well an interesting day if nothing else, Fiddlers lost the toss and were put into field (which is what I was going to do anyway) I gave the new ball the Billericay Express as he always provides entertainment although no one could have predicted what was to come, 2 no balls for high deliveries and a warning with a sending off narrowly avoided with the opposition on 23 after one over!! drastic measures were called for and taken.
The other end started with a very stiff Beard bowling uphill but to credit he managed to restore order to proceeding and along with Raul replacing Jon for the third over of the match normal service was resumed. Both Beard and Mohindru bowled very well restricting Bledlow to reasonable levels beard 2-22 off 8 and Mohindru 1-15 off 8 then came the turn of Mr Mellor and Mr Haines again both bowling well Mellor 1-48 off 8 and Haines 0-34 off 8 which then presented a problem due to the amount of injury issues, so with 7 overs to fill and no bowlers left I thought I would have a little spell to see how things went ending 2-26 off 4 and with no pain today so I still had to find a bowler to bowl the other three overs so I turned to the old faithful R Monon and lived to regret the experience, although only going for 7 runs the less said the better which then left only John Gumbs to finish the session 1-17 off 2 well at least it only bounced once.
A youthful fielding performance with stunning catches from Raul and Tom and an out fielding performance never seen before by a new boy Nigel Haines!!! Ps he’s never fielding in the slips again.
Bledlow’s very young side Batted very well to post a total 203 for 9 off 40 with two batsman retiring on 50 and a very promising lady cricketer partaking in the match who batted and fielded well and never backed away once well done to her.
The opening duo of Hewitt and Baglow reformed again only for Baglow to fall LBW for 1, John went on to post a very quick 68 Gumbs then took to the wicket with some delightful stroke play reaching 21 before being trapped LBW for 21, Mellor settled things down to post a good 51 with James Nunn posting 32 and never looking like he had been away, Ricky (playing for the averages again) Not out 1
Fiddlers 204 for 4 in 33 overs ensuring a comfortable win, many thanks to Keith and Jacky for their services as usual.
With the Sun Shining all day and lots of spectators and a good tea, we all retired to the bar and were the last ones to leave In true Fiddlers tradition..