Before I mention the cricket yesterday can a start by saying thank you to Ian Richardson and the rest of his willing team of helpers who managed to prepare a track to enable us to get a game on, sterling work by you all.
Congrats to everyone involved yesterday, a fantastic start to a new season. A maximum point haul is welcome at any point in the season but to get one an day one really sets the tone for the summer.
Really pleased to see the new faces fitting in as if they've been with the club ages. Ade Colley set the standard at the top of the innings opening in difficult circumstances with a nicely made 16.
Would love to comment on an old face returning to the club and batting at 3 but I blinked and I missed it!!!!!! Good job you can bowl Tub!!!!!
Danny Zaman rightly earned himself favouritism for the horns league with some massive hits, one of which wouldn't have looked out of place in last years Glammy fixture!!!!
Then Upinder took up the reins with some lusty blows and some great running with Chairman Lowe to ensure we got maximum batting points off the last ball.
Lastly many thanks to Waqar for scoring and to Chi Chi and his amazing technicolor pens!!!!! Thanks to Chi Chi I am able to put together the following.
Game Reduced to 40 Overs
1st Innings Scorecard was as follows:
Matthew Hunt Caught off R Hawkins 1 (10 balls)
Ade Colley Caught off R Francis 16 (37 balls)
Stuart Jones Caught off R Hawkins 0 (1 ball)
Gareth Evans Caught off R Francis 18 (40 balls)
Jason Harries Caught off Gogherty 15 (15 balls)
Miles Wilton Bowled by R Francis 5 (24 balls)
Danny Zaman Caught off Davies 47 (27 balls)
Steve Hudson Caught off Davies 8 (25 balls)
Gareth Marks Caught off Davies 3 (12 balls)
Mike Lowe Run Out 10 (12 balls)
Upinder Singh Not Out 22 (14 balls)
Extras 16 (2nb 4lb 8w 2b)
Total 161 All out
The 2nd Innings was largely a dreay affair with Newbridge never looking like they were considering a run chase. With so many bowlers available the most difficult thing was trying to decide which option to choose.
Chairman Lowe and Marksie opened up blowing off the cobwebs with only a few wides in a largely controlled spell. Steve Hudson came on first change and bowled well without luck, Upinder Singh came on the other end on debut and caused the batsmen a few problems on his way to picking up his first wicket for DPCC.
Fresh from a sparkling 47 of 27 balls Danny Zaman fired in his left arm spin to take 3 wickets to return figures of 5-3-2-3. After not performing with the bat and largely due to the fact I was a little bit bored I turned to Hot Tub to come up the hill. Stu returned equally impressive figures of 3-0-4-3 before he was hauled off cos Fella fancied his chances of taking the wicket of the 11 and 12 year olds batting 10 and 11 for Newbridge. Sadly this was not to be and Marksie returning down the hill got one to stay low and rock the middle peg.
All in all a clinical display with special mention to Miles' wicket keeping only letting 1 bye through in really difficult conditions.
2 Innings Bowling figures were as follows:
Mike Lowe 6 - 2 - 9 - 1
Gareth Marks 7.5 - 2 - 7 -2
Steve Hudson 4 - 2 - 5 - 0
Upinder Singh 5 - 0 - 17 - 1
Danny Zaman 5 - 3 - 2 - 3
Stuart Jones 3 - 0 - 4 -3
Jason Harries 2 - 1 - 4 - 0
Total 53 All Out 32.5 Overs
Difficult selection meeting again tomorrow night but plenty of cricket scheduled for the next week. Huw kicks off his midweek season on Wednesday at home to Lisvane then 2 league games on Saturday against Christchurch and Monkswood followed by a Sunday fixture against Blackwood. Please make you availability known to the skippers as we want to see as many people as possible pushing for a place.
Good to see some of the 1st teamers there yesterday showing their support and lets hope this result sets the tone for the rest of the season.