Sunday, 8 June 2008

1's suffer first defeat of the season.

Another Saturday and another loss toss saw us being asked to bat first on what looked to be a decent BYD wicket.

Myself and Suggy started out well bringing up our first 50 partnership of the season. The runs Slowed slightly though and i was out in the 17th over for 46 with the score on 67. Suggy continued to bat well and held the innings together scoring 44.

The middle order found the going tough with the wicket beginning to get noticeably slower and lower with the older ball. Wickets began to fall but after last weeks fireworks Ali was sent in at No 6 to increase the run rate. Proving that last Saturday was no fluke Ali hit a deserved first 50 for the club at more than a run a ball including 2 massive horns to the longest boundary in the ground. He eventually fell for 68 and determined running from J guy, busty and Huw saw us reach 217 for 7 of our 45 overs.

Llantwit did not get off to the start they would have wanted, with hottub taking to early wickets with vicious swing. Although starting slowly Llantwit always kept in touch held together by the ever dangerous Julian Griffiths. All the Dinas bowlers bowled well, with nic the tic bowling a luckless spell and Lawrence taking 3 Important wickets but Llantwit showed their resilience to take the game to a nail biting conclusion.

The Run Rate did get up to 7 an over and despite the best efforts of the DP bowlers wickets were always in hand. With Ali taking 2 late wickets Lantwit needed 21 to win of 3 overs with 2 wickets in hand. This was taken down to 7 of the final over and it was down to the Llantwit skipper to hit the winning runs with excellent shots which went to the boundary of Busty, winning the game with 2 balls to spare.

Although a defeat we put in a good performance in all areas of the game finishing with 11 points. In the course of the season it is likely that we will play far worse and end up the victors, but that's cricket. Chin up lads, heres hoping we can get back to winning ways against Llanarth away next week.

Scorebook as follows.

G Hannah 46
I southwell 44
L Clarke 10
S Jones 8
A Ford 2
Ali Nagi 68
G Evans 7
S Bussell 0*
H Marks 0*
L O'Sullivan DNB
N Helsop DNB

Bowling

S Bussell 9.4 - 2 - 34 - 0
S Jones 10 - 2 -42 - 3
N Heslop 6 - 0 -34 - 0
L O'Sullivan 10 - 2 - 35 -3
H Marks 4 - 0 -33 -0
A Nagi 5 - 0 - 28 -28

Catches N Heslop 2.

Up the Dinas

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