St Chads Broomfield CC – 1st XI 284 / All out (49.5
Thackley CC1st XI 211 / All out (43)
As we arrived at St Chads with nothing but a bench to sit on we were reminded how much we all love Alan Cuff.
Thackley bowled first and in all honesty it went downhill pretty quickly. Andy Roberts and Craig Wiseman have bowled better and St Chads were not hanging around hitting maximums for fun. Andy managed to pick up two wickets the second a rank half tracker which was pulled to square-leg and Dewhirst stumbled to his left taking a decent catch. That was the only real highlight from a miserable opening 15 overs which took 3 days to bowl. Things got slightly better when Tom Colley, Aston Dalladay and Shane Marshall came on and although the score kept ticking over Thackley managed to keep taking wickets. Wiseman came back to mop up the tail-end with 4 wickets, Marshall picked up 3 and Colley took 1. After a poor start Thackley pulled it back and on a small ground the 284 total wasn’t as big as it sounds.
Paul Naylor and Shane Marshall opened the batting but unfortunately both were out early and Luke Holroyd only managed 1 before being balled by a beauty which did something only he can describe. Tom Colley and Jack Allport provided some support in the middle order with scores of 27 and 15 respectively but as the tail-end fell to pieces Thackley were 211 all out.
Moment of the Match:
With Thackley in real trouble of chasing 500 we were in need of some magic. Looking around the field we don’t have very many players with some magic up they’re sleeve but one man we all know who rises to the occasion is Luke Holroyd. St Chads best batter was at the crease and going well on 16 runs until Luke has somehow managed to cling on to a one handed screamer at first slip. It was a catch which would be shown over and over again on Sky should they decide to follow us. I personally don’t think any other player in our league would have held on. I didn’t even see it leave the bat it went so quick. Great effort Webbo.
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Jack Holland Report:
Jack stated during our ‘warm-up’ that he didn’t want to play. He took this attitude into the game where he missed numerous stumping opportunities, let 8 byes through and complained at how long it was taking to bowl our overs. Luke Holroyd was embarrassed stood next to him and continually tried to give Jack advice about his glove work. He managed to fall out with the umpire when the umpire signalled leg-byes instead of a wide but luckily the umpire saw the funny side of Jack’s aggressive attitude.
With all eyes on an early finish so the L—ds fans could get some footy in Jack ruined it for everyone with his selfish attitude. He decided to bat like Joe Root so those with families would be late home and those wanting to watch footy would have to watch Match of the Day instead. Jack made sure we didn’t get home until 7:45pm by facing 115 deliveries!!! Nice one Jack, kids crying!! (see scorecard)
Mule of the Week:
Arise Sir Shane Marshall – Billy Big Breakfast managed a 9 ball duck today on the smallest ground of the season. Well batted Shane.
Arise Sir Andy Roberts – Tom Colley deceives the batsman with a shoulder high full toss which sails high to long-on. Andy stands underneath the ball for 3 minutes and when it comes down he not only drops it but manages to knock himself unconscious in the process. He had to leave the field and take a seat for a few minutes to think about what he’d just done. Luckily his cut lip healed quickly and he managed to see the game through. Tough as old boots is Mr Roberts.
Arise Sir Kevin Dewhirst – If you EVER, EVER bowl first again you will be sacked immediately.
Arise Sir Jack Mills – Jack had full value again for his £10 subs this week. He dropped the easiest catch you’ll ever see at short fine leg but he also batted No.10 and got a big fat 0!! See you next week Jack????
Arise Sir Tom Colley – Imagine edging the ball to first slip and not walking!!
Arise Jade Holmes/Sarah Allport/Lisa Roberts – Racism has no place in sport
Man of the Match:
Some memorable performances this week but the winner has to be Paul Naylor who took a great catch at mid-wicket showing some neat footwork and he also hit the biggest MAXIMUM of the day over square-leg. The ball went so far even the scorer didn’t believe it was Naylor who hit it. The stats suggest from the 36 maximums that were hit by both sides Naylors was by far the biggest of the day measuring 130m. Naylor turns 38 next month but his biceps are not getting any smaller so bowlers in 2021 need to be careful.
Thackley’s last chance for a win away from home! Can we upset the odds and win at second placed Skipton? 12:30 start