Match Report

Minster Lovell 2nds

18 July 2020 - Home

2nd XI Cherwell Div 7 fixture.

It's A Knockout

Finally the season got underway on Saturday at the Mills as we hosted local rivals Minster Lovell 2nds. Before the start we had a major minute's applause in memory of Minster stalwart Charlie Phelps who passed away recently.

Anand lost the toss and we batted first on a wicket used last week. Unfortunately George went in the second over, caught at slip, but Nick and Steve batted purposely to get us off to a quick start. For some reason Steve came back for a second run as the ball went to long leg but was beaten by a good throw. As he dived to try to make his ground he banged his head and was knocked out, flat out on the canvas of the Mills outfield. When he didn't make the count, there was a lot of concern but he eventually came around and was soon swearing at the captain. The ambulance came and he was taken for a check up, all was well.

After Nick was caught for 23, Pete and Mana put on a decent partnership before Mana was lbw. Pete was caught for 38 before Dan and Andy batted well to get some quick runs to get us to a very competitive 158-8.

We all brought our own tea and we were soon in the wickets with Viv and George bowling the openers. Ravi replaced Viv and bowled excellently taking four wickets. Anand and Viv helped to mop up the tail, despite some late resistance by the Minster youngsters, and they were bowled out for 94. Nine of the batsman were bowled as we bowled nice and straight.

We then adjoined for a socially distanced drink to celebrate.

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