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South Nutfield CC - 2nd XI
Oakwood Hill CC - 2nd XI
Sat 11 May 13:00 - Surrey Downs League - Division Two Start time 13:00

2nd XI Match Report - Home to Oakwood Hill

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by Nick "This really needs to be good considering I'm a part time writer) Driver

Black clouds encircled Cricket Hill as the players arrived for Saturday's Division Two match. Courtney "Dark Skies" Mills paced the wicket dishing out forlorn warnings of the impending apocalypse which fortunately never arrived although the covers did their best rendition of the cha cha slide across the wicket before play. The opposition skipper won the toss and put us into bat on a surface which resembled Ambrosia Rice Pudding rather than a cricket wicket. Up stepped Jim "How many sixes did Butler get" Paulett and Nick "I'll pretend to stock the bar for three hours to knock off a working fee" Driver to open the batting. Expecting some rapid fire bowling we were treated to exactly the opposite and were completely bamboozled although Wides put in an early dash for top run scorer and allowed us to cruise along nicely for a while. We mosied on up to 45 before Driver followed the wicketkeepers instruction and spooned it up to cover for 18. Courtenay "Spacky Backy" Mills soon arrived then departed following a crushing six and was followed swiftly by Soumitra "Safe Hands" Joshi and we looked in trouble. Leighton "If you keep putting it there, I'll keep hitting it there" Jones then joined Jim at the crease and the two began to press on, building a solid partnership in the process which gave us a total to bowl at. A very sturdy Captain's innings was brought to an end when caught behind which led to a minor collapse. Dylan "My Dad's Tesco's finest bat grip replacement service" Campbell joined Leighton as the latter brought up his rambunctious 50 and swiftly departed. Billy "Jim dropped my catch!" Saunders joined Dylan and both departed after finding a boundary or two. Harshad "Line and Length" Deshmukh then followed those two bowled as Dave "Cock Before Wicket" Bowen went the very next ball in that very fashion. Progress "Fantastic Five" Karamba and Robin "Jimmy Anderson" Paulett put on a fight at the end before Progress was caught behind.

Tea then ensued, some solid sandwiches and brownies but there was a murmur of discontent followed by a cry of "lack of crisps" from the peasants located at the bar. A solid 6.5.

The rain threatened but never really arrived as Jim described it on Play Cricket and Oakwood Hill took to the crease. Bodger and Badger, sorry Dylan and Robin opened the bowling attack and it didn't take long for Robin "Jimmy Anderson" Paulett to strike with two in one over. The first was carted straight at Nick "Prime Euro '92 Peter Schmeichel" Driver who once again delivered a diving two handed pluck when he could have stepped to his side and taken it... This brought Oakwood Hill's captain to the crease who departed a few balls later when the Robin Reliant had him plum LBW. Progress and Harshad joined the attack as batsmen 1 & 4 started to get into gear and they swiftly put a stop to that. The opener went down first as he chipped one up to Soumitra at Mid Off from Progress before the collapse began. Harshad then got amongst it as the danger man hoicked one behind his shoulder to Progress who took the catch, fired up the engines and took off like a Cessena in 50mph crosswinds over the Scottish Highlands. Their number Six then came in giving it some before Progress skittled through him and his young accomplice. The next two went quickly, caught to Dylan and Soumitra off Progress and the Lions encircled their prey. It wasn't to be a satisfying meal for the predators as the remaining Lumberjacks decided to jump off the cliff and get themselves run out.

Excellent performance all round from everyone, there's a tough choice for Jim coming up ahead of Brockham regarding the team with plenty more available. We batted stoically and bowled/fielded with panache so that needs to continue into next week!

Scorecard

Oakwood Hill CC - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field

South Nutfield CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jim Paulett
ct. J Ewart, b. M Dawson
45
45
7
100.0
Nick Driver
ct. M Dawson, b. N Overington
18
18
3
100.0
Courtenay Mills
lb. C Ely
8
3
1
266.7
Soumitra Joshi
ct. J Ewart, b. N Overington
0
4
0.0
Leighton Jones
ct. R Ely, b. M Dawson
53
53
11
100.0
Dylan Campbell
ct. R Ely, b. A Yates
8
8
1
100.0
Billy Saunders
b. L Bartlett
12
12
1
1
100.0
Harshad Deshmukh
b. A Yates
2
2
100.0
Progress Karamba
ct. J Ewart, b. L Bartlett
10
10
2
100.0
David Bowen
lb. A Yates
0
1
0.0
Robin Paulett
Not Out
2
 
Extras
11w, 3b, 5lb, 1nb
20
Total
for 10 wickets 31 overs
178

Oakwood Hill CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Liam Bartlett
8
0
45
2
5.6
10w
Neil Overington
8
1
32
2
4.0
Chris Ely
8
0
57
1
7.1
Mick Dawson
3
0
22
2
7.3
1nb
Alex Yates
4
0
14
3
3.5

Oakwood Hill CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Mick Dawson
ct. D Campbell, b. P Karamba
10
10
1
100.0
Graham Jackson
ct. N Driver, b. R Paulett
0
3
0.0
James Ewart
lb. R Paulett
0
3
0.0
Mike Chapman
ct. P Karamba, b. H Deshmukh
26
26
5
100.0
Jonno Yates
b. P Karamba
1
1
100.0
Russell Ely
b. P Karamba
24
24
5
100.0
Neil Overington
ct. S Joshi, b. P Karamba
9
9
2
100.0
Chris Ely
ct. S Joshi, b. P Karamba
0
6
0.0
Liam Bartlett
Not Out
0
6
0.0
Jonno Yates
ro. H Deshmukh
1
5
20.0
Extras
2w, 1b, 3lb, 2nb
8
Total
for 10 wickets 16.4 overs
79

South Nutfield CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Dylan Campbell
4
1
26
0
6.5
1w
Robin Paulett
4
1
8
2
2.0
1w
Harshad Deshmukh
4
1
22
1
5.5
1w
Progress Karamba
4
1
19
5
4.8
2nb
Billy Saunders
0.4
0
2
0
 

Team selection

League round up

Other Division Two results

Nutfield CC - 1st XI
173/7
161
East Horsley CC - 2nd XI
Old Suttonians CC, Surrey - 1st XI
137/9
212/6
Brockham Green CC - 1st XI
197/5
129
Burgh Heath CC - Saturday 1st XI
L
W
Holmbury St Mary CC - 1st XI

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# Team Pts
1. Holmbury St Mary CC 313
2. Nutfield CC 292
3. East Horsley CC 261
4. Salfords CC 239
5. Brockham Green CC 170
6. South Nutfield CC 166
7. Oakwood Hill CC 158

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