First team well beaten

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

After losing the toss Trav’s were put to bowl first. Bournemouth had a good
start by scoring 70 runs in the first 10 overs. Their opening bats played
some very good shots to score quickly but also had a bit of luck working on
their side; like top edges going for six’s, a missed chance in slips in the
second over (could have put pressure on them straight away), some sloppy
fielding. Bournemouth lost their first wicket in 13th over with 77 runs on
board. Their No 1 bat along with No 3 continued to bat well before he was
bowled by a good yorker from Matt Brown for a well made 51; score at this
stage was 133 for 2 in the 22nd over. After a good start their No 3 bat got
good support from the rest of the bats and went on to score 91* while
taking his team to 260 for 5. Most of us were a bit rusty to start with but
Trav’s managed a come back in all the departments; fielding improved as the
match progressed, opponents scoring rate dropped (0-10 over 7 RPO, 10-20
overs 5.4 RPO, 20-30 overs 4.3 RPO, 30-40 overs 5.9 RPO, 40-45 overs ~7
RPO).

Chasing 260 is never easy. We lost wickets in quick successions with our
top order back in the pavilion with 15 runs on board in the 5th over.
Abhijit Jagadeesh (57) stabilized the innings with Derek Barnes (9) before
Derek was bowled; they had a partnership of 36. Shiv Choudhary(29) joined
Abhijit in the middle for another 64 runs partnership before Shiv was
caught in the deep; score at this stage was 113 for 6 in the 24th over.
Wickets tumbled after this and when Abhijit was caught in the deep in the
29th over we lost the match by 129 runs. Trav’s were all out for 132 with
Ian Burrows as our last man standing. Their bowling was tight; not
threatening but quite disciplined except an opening bowler who gave away
quite a few extras. The 2nd and 3rd changes in bowling brought in bowlers
who were equally challenging to play. We play Ampfield & North Baddesley next
week, lets put this loss in the trunk and be our best in the next.

Abhijit

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