Sunday, 8 June 2008

2nd XI Back on Track

Saturday saw us take the long drive to Tredegar not knowing what to expect after they beat our conquerors Creigau on the weekend before.

On what looked to be a usual Tredgar belter I won the toss and elected to have a bat.

We opened with the Matthew and Ade, returning from his back injury.

Young Cal Herring opened for the home team and began what was to be a hugely impressive spell by bowling Matthew 5th ball. This brought Tariq Ali to the crease and Tariq and Ade played the opening bowlers very cautiously moving the score onto 38 after 14 overs before Tariq fell LBW for 26.

This brought Andy Pearce to the crease who made it all look very easy. Andy scored 109 off 73 including 4 horns and 13 4's. And we won't mention him being dropped on 99!!!! Ooops!!!!!

Andy was superbly supported by Ade Colley who put his injury behind him to score a career best 72. Andy and Ade put on 172 for the 3rd wicket moving the score onto 210 after 36 overs.

This prompted Danny Zaman to be promoted up the order to give it some long handle but unfortunately the fireworks didn't get started as Cal Herring bowled him with a very good leg stump yorker.

Wickets fell regularly as DP pushed for a huge total, Snowy was done by an outstanding piece of wicketkeeping by 13 year old Cam Herring (talented family!!!!) down the leg side.

We finally closed on 271-9 with Dan Pearce batting sensibly for 3 not out. Cal Herring finishing a great spell with 10-1-32-6.

M Hunt.............................0 (5)
A Colley..........................72 (106)
T Ali................................26 (40)
A Pearce.......................109 (73)
D Zaman..........................1 (6)
J Harries.........................26 (21)
J Lee.................................8 (7)
S Hudson..........................0 (1)
U Singh.............................1 (6)
N Islam.............................1* (2)
D Pearce...........................3* (5)

Fantastic effort with the bat and shows the value of a solid base to work from. After 10 overs we were on 36-1 but had seen off one of the best bowlers we have seen this year and were able to get stuck in. Ade Colley deserves special mention for toughing it out up top before cashing in later in the innings.

In the field Tredegar lost one of their openers early to Waqar before the Herring boys starred again.

The cousins put on 63 for the third wicket before Cal departed for 43 thanks to a good catch in the deep form Waqar off Snowy. Snowy then began to tighten his grip ending up with a 5 wicket haul reducing Tredegar to 104-6.

Tredegar then shut up shop happy to milk as many points from the game meaning the bowlers toiled away without luck. Danny bowled well but with no attacking intent from the batsmen didn't look his usually potent self.

Tredegar ended up 162-6 off 45 to lose by 109 runs.

U Singh..............10-0-31-0
N Islam...............9-0-37-1
S Hudson...........10-2-31-5
D Zaman............10-1-31-0
A Pearce.............2-0-11-0
D Pearce.............2-0-8-0
J Harries............2-0-3-0

Good to get the show back on the road after a difficult week, lets hope the good form continues for the visit of Llanarth next week.

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