& B Sunday X1 gained their best win of the season so far by
managing to defend what initially looked a below par score of 178 off
their 40 overs, against one of their stronger rivals, The Fiddlers. Upon
winning the toss skipper Armstrong had elected to bat, even though
his batting line up had been weakened by last minute cry offs. As always
he was relying on Sunday lynchpin, Raoul Cheema, shoring up the
batting, this week partnered by colt, Sachin Moudgil, making his first
appearance of the season, after completing his school exams. As always
Cheema was solid, albeit he was almost out in the second over top edging
a sweep, just over gully. That aside the openers made a steady start,
as 22 were accumulated in the first 7 overs. Cheema took advantage of a
couple of tired overs from Baglow as 20 were scored, the majority with
pulls. Moudgil, after a slow start, came to the party showing his
penchant for wristy flicks and drives. Youngster Moudgil kept the older
slower Cheema honest calling him through for quick singles, albeit a few
on the risky side to the wrong fielders. Cheema went on his merry way
with another half century their for the taking as he pulled a short of a
length delivery from leg spinner Long to the boundary, his team mates
were puzzled though as he started walking back to the pavilion,
initially they though he was changing his bat, but alas no, he had
stepped back in his crease too far and trod on his stumps ! So one of
those rare dismissals" hit wicket" claimed Cheema for a well made 48 and
ending an opening partnership of 90 in 22 overs. White Waltham player
Cloudsley Long got his second wicket in his next over as Thomas Wilding
hit a full toss to the man at short fine leg, saving the one. As so
often happens once you break a long partnership a second wicket
inevitably falls. Moudgil fell 3 overs later, for 43, again whipping a
ball through the leg side but unfortunately taking a leading edge,
resulting in a well taken catch by Baglow. Keeper Brian Dixon hung in
there, using his feet a couple of times to get down the wicket to the
spinner and drive through the covers for 4. Alas his foot work brought
about his undoing, as he missed one and was stumped by M & B
chairman, John Hewitt, off the deserving Long, in his final over. Long
finished with fine figures of 8/3/21/3. At 117 for 4 after 32 overs, the
original target of 200 had become 150-160 at best.
for M & B a surprise fifth wicket partnership of 55 between
promising colt Benjamin Ward(37no)and social player Jamie " Big Bird "
Kiddell(17). Ward scored through the off side with drives and cuts but
showed a particular liking to the slog sweep in the final overs off the
spinners, notably cracking one of the sweet spot to crash to the
scoreboard boundary as well as almost cleaning out club groundsman,
Charles Jacobsen, as he drove into the ground, he ducked as he was
driving but luckily the ball just cleared his roof, as it disappeared
for six. Kiddell worked the cow corner region for this boundaries and
the odd pushed single. In the end M & B finished on 178 off their 40
overs, which although seemed a workable total, still looked under par.
& B needed to bowl and field well against a Fiddlers batting line
up of Boyne Hill captain Tom Mellor, White Waltham and former M & B
opener, Andrew Parham, former Braywood star James Nunn, M & B
Chairman John Hewitt, White Waltham opener Matthew Baglow, and former
Berkshire player Simon Jessop. This though is exactly what M & B did
as opener Arul Appavoo immediately struck a brilliant line an length,
beating Mellor outside off, getting one to lift, hitting his gloves and
then bowling him on the left arm round angle, as he shouldered arms, all
in the first over. Avinash Gossain was just as effective from the other
end, although tending to pitch too short of a good length he
continually beat the batsman with away swing. New batsman Nunn could
hardly lay a bat on Appavoo as he was continually beaten by seam and
swing. The Fiddlers batsmen just hung in their and attempted to play out
the opening bowlers, That they did but not before opening bowlers
Appavoo and Gossain had inflicted figures of 8/2/28/1 and 8/2/15/0 on
the Fiddlers. Appavoo's figures could have been better but Armstrong
posted 3 slips and a fly slip for a large part of his spell, giving the
batmen acres in which to score. Gossain's figures probably flattered him
slightly as he was on the whole too short albeit he got appreciable
movement away from the bat.
a result of a build up of pressure, senior spinner Chris Butler snared a
batsman in his first over, getting Nunn out cutting at a short ball,
with Kiddell doing the honours at point. Again pressure resulted in the
wicket of Parham, who was well taken by Appavoo at mid on, as Parham
tried to hit over the top, resulting in his demise for 20 in as many
overs. Next to go for Fiddlers was Hewitt, well pouched by Armstrong
running in from deep extra cover, to give Amin his second scalp. In the
end Atif Amin ended up with figures of 8/0/27/2. At 69 for 4 The
Fiddlers were behind the eight ball but opposing skipper Jessup batted
well with Baglow to post 58 for the 5th wicket with some aggressive
drives and pulls. With eight overs left the bowling changes brought
Moudgil and Armstrong to the crease. Armstrong took a punt on Moudgil as
this was his first bowl of the season. In the end he needn't have
worried as Moudgil hit his line and length immediately and Fiddlers had
no answer. Baglow played out a maiden over and then Moudgil had the
dangerous Jessup nonchalantly caught for 38 by Appavoo at deep mid on.
It must have been Moudgil's day as he managed to gain another wicket
courtesy of a tumbling catch by Amin ! In the end his incredible spell
of 4/1/9/3 gained him the man of the match award and led M & B to
victory. Armstrong picked up two wickets at the death to finish with
4/0/20/2 and bring M & B victory by 29 runs. Perhaps the wicket was
slower than first thought and 180 was more a par score but either way a
brilliant bowling and fielding performance by M & B brought them
their best victory of the season. Ward fielded well taking two catches
and a number of good stops to cap a fine performance. Keeper Dixon also
put in a neat and tidy performance
M & B ended their Sunday season with a win to bring the curtain down…
Mat Armstrong - Sep 27, 2017
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