St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Daventry
Date : 2 August 2008
Venue : St David's, Brixworth
Result : Won by 9 wickets

Innings of: Daventry

1 S Grey ct Baker b Marlow 13 Bowling O M R W
2 S Khawaja ct Dale Harrison b Marlow 7 T Marlow 11 5 27 5
3 W Courtney ct Ahearn b Baker 13 M Baker 9 0 31 2
4 r Gutteridge LBW b Baker 0 G Mayes 7 1 22 0
5 M Ray ct Tinant b Lowe 56 M Lowe 8 3 30 2
6 N Maund ct Tinant b Marlow 0 W Kingston 2 0 9 1
7 R Biddell ct Dave Harrison b Marlow 14
8 J Shingler ct Dave Harrison b Lowe 4
9 Z Nawaz ct Collier b Marlow 3
10 B Farmer ct & b b Kingston 0
11

K Shingler

not out 1
Overs 37

Extras

9
Wickets 10

Total

120

Innings of: St Michael's

1 S Tinant LBW b Farmer 56 Bowling O M R W
2 Dale Harrison not out 43 W Courtney 5 0 26 0
3 M Collier not out 12 R Biddell 4 0 22 0
M Ray 4 0 17 0
Z Nawaz 4 0 16 0
S Khawaja 4 1 7 0
Overs 25.2

Extras

12 B Farmer 4.2 0 25 1
Wickets 1

Total

124

Match report 

St Michael's 9 wicket victory over Daventry, coupled with results going in their favour in the rest of the Division, meant that promotion possibilities are still in their own hands.

As the Brixworth Bystander, I can report that I think the Mick's won, but I'm not sure as the boundary was so far away from the strip I needed to use my large binoculars (kindly modelled by Simeon's twin brother) to see.

Captain Will 'Big Un' Kingston won the toss and asked the Dav lads to front up first. Tom 'Tony Barlow' Marlow opened the innings and again used the short ball to his advantage, grabbing another 5 for in the process. Martin 'Gilly' Baker bowled his little hoop-las at the other end and snaffled a brace including the dangerous Courtney, caught by The Bear at deep mid wicket off a juicy half track lollipop.

Next up were Cakey Mayes and Bunga Lowe for a spell, the later taking a couple before the captain himself got in on the act with a caught and bowled. Dave Harrison took 2 behind the sticks and 2 in the gob for good measure. Fielding highlight however was The Bear's sliding stop, retrieve and throw, a sight no one will ever forget!

Tinant's Super tea was devoured by the lads, the Crispy King this week buying six different flavoured crisps to the table, each one form a different year!! with home and away players alike tucking in.

The tucking in didn't stop there either, as after tea Simeon and Dale went for afters with the bat, creaming the bowling to all parts. Simeon, batting out of character after drinking the special squash at tea, was belligerent and punishing to anything short, whilst Dill, with the family watching form 200 yards away on the boundary, got us over the line with a not out, supported by Kitty Collier, promoted to number 3.

With the boundary pushed out to the extreme, spectators had to resort to unusual measures to see the action at Saturday's game against Daventry

Kitty has been practising hard in the nets in recent weeks, loosening the bottom hand grip and tightening the top hand so as to ensure more control. This appears to be working well, but perhaps has gone too far the other way as his two one handed sweeps (top hand only) suggested!!!!

After the game, Tony Barlow got a jug in for his 5 for, Big Al Bartley got his football card scam all wrong this week as neither he or his best buddy Malc were victorious, and Simeon potentially offered his facilities for an end of season BBQ - he has a cask of 2001 rump he needs to shift!!

Wicken away next week, and (sing the tune) 'Who's that coming over the hill, is it a Lambert? Is it a Lambert?'

D'accord, le garcon de poisson

The Bystander

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