All Saints record comfortable victory over old rivals
Apr. 24, 2010
All Saints chalked up the first victory of the 2010 season with a comprehensive victory at local rivals Chardstock. With rumours circulating that Chardstock had a weakened side Nunns opted to have a bat after winning the toss. J Cole and J Wallace opened up and the first ball was a pacey, head high full toss. Cole attempted a pull and was caught full on the temple, knocking him to the floor. After briefly loosing vision and obviously in some discomfort, Cole was helped from the field and retired hurt. J Trott was next up the ramp to face the first legitimate ball of the innings, and together with Wallace got the scoring off to a quick start aided by some loose bowling and several extras. The batsmen looked comfortable at the crease and showed signs of forging a promising partnership that may well be used to open in league matches. Wallace then played back to a delivery that jagged down the hill and castled him. Up next was Nunns, who looked in the mood to score quick runs. Trott and Nunns both looked in good touch and were finding the boundary with ease. Nunns was batting aggressively and the pick of his shots was a cover drive smashed handsomely for six. Trott picked up his second half century in as many games and was looking in great form in the lead up to the league season. After a couple of close scares, Nunns fell one short of what would have been an impressive quick fire half century, but he opted for one shot too many. Trott departed for 65 after some more hefty blows to the boundary and by this stage the Saints were in a commanding position. Steve Trott played a typically aggressive but short innings with a few lusty blows to the boundary, but Ben Sunderland came and went without troubling the scorers a great deal. Paddy Gillingham added some quick runs with a few well timed shots then it was the turn of Richard Chenoweth to make his debut. He displayed some confident strokeplay and looks to be a useful addition to the squad. Both he and Derek Seward finished not out, with the Saints finishing on 234-6.
Steve Trott took the new ball, and in tandem with Nunns kept it tight and suffocated the opening Chardstock pair. Nunns, who looked to be finding good rhythm, trapped one of the openers in front with his first ball, before claiming the next with a sharp catch by J Wallace at square leg. Trott also helped himself to a wicket with some clever swing bowling, and then it was the turn of Fraser Wallace and Richard Chenoweth. After struggling to find his line early on, Wallace found some pace and bounce to trouble the Chardstock batting line up. He then clean bowled four batsmen, including two former All Saints players, before claiming a diving caught and bowled chance to get himself on the honours board with a five-for. Nunns would have taken note with the league due to start the following weekend. Chinner also impressed on debut with the ball, and after a couple of loose deliveries found a good testing line in the corridor outside off stump. Although failing to take a wicket, Chinner showed enough on his debut that he can contribute with both bat and ball during the summer ahead. In the end, All Saints rattled through the Chardstock line up, bowling them out for 44, to record a rather heavy victory.
Nunns will have been pleased with the size of the victory and certain individual performances, but no doubt he realises tougher tests lie ahead. He will be hoping that this early season form can be carried into the opening league matches, none more so than the form of his leading batsmen, James Trott.
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