Round 17 Roundup

Round 17 of the 2012 season saw the 1st xi entertain Wroxeter and the 2nd xi travel to Wellington. The 3rd xi had a free week with Much Wenlock 3rd xi having left the league division 5 earlier in the season.

 

After a nail-biting victory over Wroxeter earlier in the season, the 1st xi were looking to do the double over the opposition at the BCG. Batting first, the 1st xi made a total of 199 for 4 from their 50 overs with major contributions from Dave Langton (68), Ian Gillespie (42) and Sam Bloor (30). Tom Welti was the main pick of the opposition bowlers taking 2 for 53 from 15 tight overs.

 

Wroxeter found themselves in trouble at 36 for 3 before captain Nick Bevan and Ed Davies put on 56 for the 4th wicket to steady the chase. With Bevan out for 34, Davies continued on to top-score with 70 before being stumped by Ryan Davies off the bowling of Dave Langton. Still requiring 41 with 5 wickets remaining, it was left to Nathan Fern (29*) and the big-hitting Dave Street (29*) to get Wroxeter over the line with 15 balls remaining.

 

The 1st xi have played two high-quality close games with Wroxeter this season, both ending up in narrow away wins for each side. Both teams now sit in mid-table with 5 games remaining in the 2012 season.

 

Scorecard of 1st xi vs Wroxeter

 

The 2nd xi travelled to Wellington to take on the 4th xi on the bottom square. Skipper Ian Day failed to call the toss correctly and duly got inserted. Darren Nudds (32), Tony Ward (12) and Chris Scott (21) all got starts before falling with Paul Bolland (43*) and Jamie Dean (26*) finishing the innings well to take the total to 149 for 6 from their 45 overs.

 

Spin twins Harry Bolland (2 for 66) and Ian Day (2 for 25) bowled well for the middle part of the innings getting the key wickets of the well-set Jonny Green (22), Bruce Harris (26) and top-scorer Michael Debenham (42). The Bolland family teamed up to dismiss Rachael Howells for 19 – caught by Harry bowled by Paul before Martin Fears (11*) and Nigel Holl (8*) saw Wellington over the line with only 2 balls to spare.

 

Scorecard of 2nd xi vs Wellington

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