Bapchild Cricket Club

Wet Saturday sees 1st team win

Under water 24th May 2014

The 1st XI finally got to play a full match for the first time this season on a wet Saturday that looked like at one stage another abandoned game.

Travelling to RACS in London returning captaining Lee Cogger chose to put the opposition in to bat on what looked like to be a rain affected match. A good opening spell from Adam Rayner and Josh Hunt saw the home team reach 57 for 2 off 16 overs before the covers were put on as the rain began to fall. 2 hours later after an early tea play resumed and more wickets fell as Ricky Dale and Tyler replaced the openers. A good spell from Tyler (7 overs 2 for 28) made the break through removing their opener who was on 47. Ricky Dale came into his own choosing to come round the wicket and picking up his second five wicket haul in consecutive games returning an impressive 12 for 5 of 11.4 overs. An excellent performance by the bowlers who bowled as a unit together with good attacking captaincy saw RACS bowled out for 119.

With one eye on the weather the call for “aggressive but not reckless” batting came from the captain. The team listened an appeared to opt to do both. Losing wickets regularly in order to move the score on the team still completed the job in 28 overs but losing 6 wickets on the way. A good steady 30 from Lee Taylor saw him top score with five other batsman all scoring in the teens proving our depth of batting on what was a difficult day.

Elsewhere the 2nd team game was called off in the morning against Westgate when a pitch inspection at 10:30am saw our ground water-logged.

The thirds travelled to Snodland Common on what became a reduced thirty over rain affected game. Putting the opposition into bat Bapchild took to the field and opened with Sam Hewitt (3 for 60) and Ben Cooper who after an 18 month later hit the spot straight away putting in an excellent spell of 6 overs for 16. Colt Jake Saye made his senior debut picking up two wickets in his spell.

Snoldland Common batted aggressively scoring 216 off their 30 overs between rain breaks.

Bapchild chased the total saw them score a respectable 98 for 4 off their allotted overs with Tony Hadfield missing out on his maiden 50 for the Club by just five runs as he and Kevin Coles (25) run out of overs.

On Sunday our 2nd team played a friendly against Norton. An excellent 53 from Rob Kennett supported by Chis Hogg 31 saw the team reach 144 for 7 off their allotted 40 overs. In reply Norton started well with a locally known ringer Josh Hunt scoring 40 but good bowling from all the team including James Wellar 3 for 15, Anthony Burbury 3 for 10 and an excellent (?) 2 for 5 from Brian Carey off one over saw Bapchild bowl the opposition out for 118. Player of the match for scoring an impressive 4 goes to the second ringer in Norton’s team and author of this Post !!

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