Home side The CLOGS won the toss and put The Chisellers (3SDL) into bat on a green and damp wicket. After a solid start the Chisellers lost two quick wickets in the form of Andy McAleer (0) and Ralph Richardson (0), who were caught and bowled by S Oliver and M Oliver respectively. Ed Evans and Will Northcott did their best to rebuild, but when the latter was caught by the off-spin of Ali Tubs for 8, The Chisellers looked in trouble at 40 for three. Crucial stands of 8 and 10 from Kevin Harris and Mark Johnson provided some much-needed solidity for Evans to play in his usual aggressive manner. His knock of 57 contained three fours and four sixes, ably supported by Johnson’s patient innings of 8. The Chisellers reached a respectable total of 116 from 18 overs.
In reply Colwall’s Fred Coleman scored quickly in a succession of power hitting to reach 25 (retired). The experienced Jeremy Croshaw rotated the strike well, ticking the score over with ease until he was bowled through bat and pad by Oliver McAleer. However, The CLOGS had built a stable base for the middle order; Steve Oliver (20) and Mike Oliver (28) capitalised on wide deliveries, growing in confidence after hitting a string of boundaries. After Mike Oliver retired, Ali Tubs (12) had enough overs to play with to select his shots carefully, guiding The CLOGS to victory with 3 overs to spare.
The Chisellers captain, Ed Evans, said, ‘we were happy to pitch a decent total on a damp wicket, but our bowling lacked the venom shown in previous games’.
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