ROUND 4: C.C.N.S.W. v ‘DWAYNE LEVEROCK’s XI’ at MOORE PARK MP1 ON SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2020: REPORT BY JIM HADLEY
We were asked to field due to the lateness of our opposition. Mick Tarrant and Scott Williams took the new ball. Mick bowling his usual good length out-swingers and Scott bowled with good pace and bounce. Both provided us with a great controlled start which enabled us to introduce spin to a batting side that needed to lift their run rate. David Craig and Luke Holman enticed just the shots we were expecting from the batsmen, deceiving them in flight, only to have dropped catches and missed stumpings prevent them from having a day out. Nonetheless they finished with respectful figures. The opposition retired their opening partnership after four or five opportunities to dismiss them went begging. Luke Eustace and Rich Clark bowled tidy spells to keep the run chase to a reasonable 145 to win.
Peter Rolls and Richard Clark were going along ahead of schedule as usual till Rich mistimed an on drive and was caught. Peter backing up, forgot the LMS rule of getting back to the non strikers end and paid the price for an unfortunate double play. Scotty Williams got out mistiming an on drive as well and was caught. Luke Holman looked his usual solid self and progressed the score at a reasonable rate with Luke Eustace till yet another disaster struck, Eustace run out! David Craig was determined to add to his half century of last week but in an almost carbon copy shot of Williams and Clark got caught mistiming an on drive. Mick Tarrant and Luke Holman worked hard to up the run rate but met some pretty accurate death bowling that just made our predicament dire. We ended 27 runs short.
Looking to bounce back quickly next week and start flexing a bit more dominance on this competition.
The Team was: – Peter Rolls 14, Richard Clark 15, Scott Williams 7, Luke Holman 40*, LukeEustace 9, David Craig 3, Mick Tarrant 29* and Jim Hadley dnb (c) and (w)
The Result was: –
‘Dwayne Leverock XI’: – 2-144 (20 0vers)
C.C.N.S.W.: – 5-117 (20 overs) (L. Holman 40*; M. Tarrant 29*)
By 27 runs
The Bowling was: – M. Tarrant 4-0-27-0; S. Williams 2-0-1-0; D. Craig 4-0-31-1; L. Holman 4-0-23-0; L. Eustace 3-0-21-0; R. Clark 3-0-24-0
The Fielding was: –
Run outs: – One to J. Hadley
Catches: – Nil Stumpings: – Nil.