1sts into the cup final!
Cup Semi final day against Westcott, Match report from Sam Jones.
After the pre game Hollywood filming.
I win my first toss in 4 games and elect to bat on a wicket resembling a white highway.
Westcott bowl well at the top keeping Dom and Ben quiet. But they work hard and eventually release the shackles. Dom playing some fine shots and Ben a more uncharacteristic supporting role. Putting on 62 for the first wicket. Ben was first to go looking to up the rate. Bringing Gary to the crease.
Dom got his well deserved 50 before departing not long after. Bringing an unusually scratchy Sam Jones to the crease. We ran hard accumulating a lot of twos. And slowly got the scoreboard moving until I got set. Gary looked a class apart driving and pulling excellently. Putting on another 100+ partnership. Before Gary holed out 5 overs from the end looking to accelerate. Umair, Sam and Dave all played their part in our total of 247-5.
Dom, Gary and Jonesy all going past 50.
Westcott had a big task on their hands having only managed 34 in their previous visit to school piece.
Dave quickly had the opener LBW (classic Dave) before removing No 3 2 balls later. A drop catch resulted in a run out the next over. And the next ball the man who lit the barbecue that he threw his mate one quickly offered Gary a chance at redemption that he didn't pass up.
A quite spell followed before Umair removed their stubborn No4. Dave with his tail up then ran through the middle order before Mark claimed the final scalp.
Westcott falling over 140 short. Very clinical from the elephants.