Westcott II vs. DCC II, OCA Div.10 16th May
The first 2nds game of the season & it was a bright sunny day, the pitch looked great & the lads are eager to start the season with a win. We were put in to bat with Dave “Warner” Webb and Joe “Root” Roberts, we got off to a good start with the scoreboard ticking over nicely, there were some fine looking strokes until a miss timed shot by Joe scooped it straight to the player. Webby kept going with some beautiful shots, Steve Welch also playing nicely as well, but the runs dried up a little before we lost another wicket. Neil “Howard” Goward came in next & played some fine shots before perishing, bringing George Welch, our youngest player to the crease. He played some fine strokes but couldn’t seem to get the ball away. Next came the captain, first ball a wild swing and miss, he took a deep breath – the next shot was a maximum, he started to get the scoreboard ticking over again before another wicket fell. Jimmy McPhee joined him and played some great shots and the score going up, the wicket of the captain came and shortly after the innings ending 155 all out.
The bowling attack was brilliant from James McPhee, Lewis Bletchley, Adam Moody & Dave Victor, with tidy work behind the stumps from Dave Webb and a fantastic catch at square leg by Dave Victor. Ultimately we couldn’t knock them over and we lost by five wickets but a great game and lots of things to work on.