Sep. 5, 2010
All Saints recorded a comprehensive victory today in slightly embarrassing fashion against Tatworth Crusaders.
With ten men, and opposition including Paul Reynolds, stand-in captain James Wallace couldn't have imagined the day would play out so well for him. After winnign the toss and electing to bat, Derek 'Glue' Seward and John 'Coleman' Cole were asked to open. Cole was the first to go, gloving to slip for 6 from 14, and was replaced by Nunns, who made a quick-fire 21 of 14 balls before mowing across the line and chopping on. Mark Spiller joined the steady Seward for his usual one match of the season, but was undone by Reynolds for just 10 from 16 balls. Skipper Wallace replaced him and went about building a steady partnership with the increasingly comfortable Seward.
The two added 59 before Wallace attempted to hit out, snicking one to the impressive young wicket keeper, who held on. Wallace departed for 24 from 38 balls with the score on 154, and with the big hitters of Atkins and both Trotts, Saints were on for a big total. James Trott found it hard to get Reynolds away, and eventually fell for 10 from 16, while Steve Trott came in at the end and blasted 15 from his 10 ball faced. At the other end, Derek had carried his bat, fending off everything Tatworth could throw at him, and truly living up to his nickname by providing the glue of the innings. Derek finished on 56 not out from 122 balls to register his first half century in nearly 2 years. Saints had scored a more than useful 193-6 from their 40 overs.
With both sides anticipating a decent run chase, things hardly panned out that way. Tatworth pushed their youngsters up the order, who were unable to score at anywhere near the rate required, and it was soon obvious that the total would not be chased down. However, when Steve Trott took a double wicket maiden bowling spin, and Dave Boyland did the same at the other end, it was looking grim. The big hope, Reynolds, was then out for a duck, bowled around his legs by the spin of Mark Spiller. Spiller took two more quick wickets and James Trott and John Cole also took one apiece, to leave Tatworth all out for just 20.
The friendly nature of the game was reflected in the way the Taworth side were allowed to bat again for a while before both sides called it a day. Victory by 173 runs, but a farily disappointing match, and a bizarre one considering the last meeting was won by Saints on the last ball of the game.
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