Apologies for the lateness of this report
Written by Oliver Redford – A series of unfortunate events.
Deddington turfed up to the Windmill in good spirits after last weeks win and were in pursuit of their first home win of the season, however even before a ball was bowled there was trouble. After losing the toss Deddington were asked to take to the field. During the warm up disaster struck, whilst Ollie and Niall were doing their pre fielding ritual of hurling cricket balls at each other at great pace, a dodgy bounce on the outfield lead a ball straight into Ollie’s kneecap and sent him straight to the deck in agony. Lewis Bletchley looked on with hopeful eyes as he might get a game due to the 2nd’s game being called off, he was willing to stand in to replace the injured Ollie. With some various pills, Ollie was up and running, ready to open the bowling with Rob. The Deddington bowlers got off to an average start, the £1.99 Sports Direct ball didn’t provide much help to the cause either. With the opening Kiddlington batsmen getting their eye in and putting away the bad balls, things started to look bleak when the opening pair put on 200 for the first wicket. This resorted to mixing the bowling up, cue Matty Teare, unfortunately his medium pace didn’t seem to put the batsman under too much bother and was swiftly taken out of the attack. Niall Bletchly took the ball and managed to get a couple of wickets, including a beautiful delivery to knock the off peg back. Finally the partnership was broken. With around 8 overs left Kiddlington started to unleash and boundaries were flowing with ease. Ollie was asked to come back and no one could have predicted what was going to happen. In his second over of his second spell Ollie managed to bag 3 wickets in an over, he also came very close to getting a hat trick but spilled a very difficult one handed catch off his own bowling. In total the visitors ended up on 314 for 8. Dave Barnhill and Niall Bletchley chipped in with 2 wickets apiece whilst Ollie ended up with 4. Notable fielding mentions go to Matt Teare for catching a high ball over his shoulder, Niall for his usual fielding effort, Sam Shadbolt for dropping a catch and parrying it over the rope for six, Daire for dropping a dolly then redeeming himself by catching a high one.
CBA to do our innings was pretty boring and I can’t remember anything from it, apart from Gerry getting run out!!