WCC v Chippenham 24.4.16

WCC won by 4 wickets



Chippenham 221-1 (41 overs)

Brown 76*, N. Bryant 21, L Bryant 118*

Douglas 10-4-22-0;  d'Inverno 7-0-36-1;  Shimoga 8-1-39-0;  Dunne 9-2-40-0;  Lyons 3-0-29-0;  Black 2-0-22-0;  Hudson 2-0-29-0

Extras: w2, b4.

Catch: Graves


WCC 224-6 (45 overs)

P. Lee 23, Shimoga 129*, Hogben 13, Black 0, Lee Graves 21, Hudson 3, Husaini 0, Dunne 11*

dnb J. Lyons, Douglas, dŐInverno



Debut: Lee Graves

Won by 4 wkts. By the time the hosts declared at 220-1 the Weekenders fielders had run themselves to a standstill. It would be an exaggeration to say they no longer had the strength to accidentally kick the ball over the boundary as they bent down to pick it up, but they looked a spent force. Tea however is a great restorer, and Chippenham kindly provided us with two: the usual high-class collation of cakes, sandwiches and dainty pork pies, followed by a steaming tray of chips and hot sausage rolls. The WCC top order tore into the home side's bowling as though it was a pudding course. Peter Lee and Shimoga ran the fielders ragged, and when NJ was joined by another Lee (on loan from a local footie club) the pace increased; their 90-run stand left the home side facing an unlikely defeat. It was left to Dunne and Shimoga to finish it off with an over to spare. NJ's 129 not out was one of the best in the club's history. Perfectly-paced; brutal at times but laced with delicate cuts and dabs, with some astonishing running between the wickets. .


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