'Invincible' Seward carries his bat again!
Sep. 12, 2010
Derek's glue appeared to have made its way to his bat handle as he completed yet another match without getting out. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to see Saints to victory against Thornford today.
Eight man Saints were relieved when skipper James Wallace won the toss and batted first. Inevitably, bat-carrier from last week, Seward opened, and was again partnered by John Cole. Again the Coleman was first to go, caught at point chasing a slightly loose delivery. Nunns entered at 3 and was off the mark with a 4 first ball. Seward was scoring at a faster rate than the week before, and the two looked likely to add a decent partnership, before Nunns got one low on the bat that flew into the bowler's hands. Ben Sunderland then entered, playing his final game of the season, and looked determined not to die wondering. He smashed a number of boundaried, including a big six, while Derek nurdled singles. However, it was one shot too many for Ben as he holed out to long off, caught by the best player on the Thornfor side, J Legg. Nevertheless, Ben had smashed a fantastic 44 in no time at all, propelling the run rate upwards. Josh Short came and went for 0 before it was up to the captain and Seward to try and boost the total. Derek added another boundary, but it was a rare one and the total of 168-4 looked competitive but a little low considering the bowling attack and wickets in hand.
Once again, Derek was the man of the hour, having carried his bat for 40 overs again, this time scoring 59 not out. Over 80 overs in a row and barely a chance offered, the ideal opening role.
The Thornford run chase began with a wicket for Dave Boyland, but then built at a good rate, as opener Mead in particular punished anything loose. Young Sam Reynolds bowled a very tidy 5 overs for 13, unlucky not to have a couple of catches go to hand, while Andy Horne, joining the fray late after playing 6-a-side for Tatworth, took the early catch and bowled as many tight overs as loose ones! Nunns bowled well, picking up 1-5 from his first 5 over spell, and Josh Short also posed a number of problems with his spinners, before being taken off. Six of the eight starters had a bowl, but the attack didn't threaten Mead and the impressive J Legg, as they accumulated comfortably, and eventually knocked off the winning runs with an over to spare and 8 wickets in hand.
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