Flying Fourths Soar (And score 266 in 35)

Arriving at the ground and inspecting the deck prepared, it looked like a bowlers paradise. Cyril had prepared the Greenest Mamba the PCC has ever seen. He gave strict instructions – BOWL FIRST!! With the 4ths being the 4ths, we were happy to lose the toss and be put in to bat in the sweltering heat. Clear that the Durbanvillians don’t feel hot at any temperatures under 45 degrees which they’re used to. After a speculative start the openers Moir and Quayle made the green deck look all that it was with a speculative start. Quayle succumbing to a mistimed pull shot. After a slow start we found ourselves at 50/1 after 15 overs. Moir standing firm eventually lost out with a well played 35 being dismissed 2 overs after the drinks break in over number 20. In stepped the captain who joined Big Bird at the crease, who was going merrily in his own right. Captain Yas started quickly and struck a few well timed shots that found the boundary. Upping the run rate with Birdy, between them putting on 50 in the 5 overs that followed. Yas self destructing with an edge behind to the keeper for a quick played 30. If Durbanville thought this was the breakthrough they needed they had obviously not met the one Duncan Emslie. What happened next could only be described as utter carnage. Duncan and Birdy were in a belligerent mood and hit the bowlers to all parts. And I do mean ALL PARTS. Long story short, they added 130 runs in the next 9 overs with Birdy losing his wicket...

Legends Match – The Review

Well,  you are probably all wanting to know what happened last week in the Big legends Cricket match.  Well it ended up a fantastic day with every Legend enjoying the day.  It has taken a bit long for this report because it has taken us all a bit of time to recover from last Sunday.  Pinelands Pharmacy ran out of Cataflam on Monday  and some  of us were still crawling around with aches on Wednesday. Barneys team won the toss and elected to bat which was always a bit of a gamble with the humidity very high on the day and everyone expected the ball to swing around and dip for the first 10 overs.  Indeed it did  especially the first ball of the day bowled by the nearly 80 Len Pye MBE .  The ball swivelled around, but PJ got right behind the ball and played straight in case Len got him out again.  We all know now why Farmer Craddock wanted to open the batting and leave the bowling to someone else because he battered Walshies attack with some excellent stroke play to help his team towards 117 all out with a great cameo innings of 19 from Manus Minnie who hit a great six towards the old score box. Kirsie on the other hand battled to get the ball off the square and when he eventually did, he was caught!! Another batsman that battled early on was Davie Law who walked right past a swinging 33 km per hour full toss and Murray Anderson had the bails off before you could say “:?><_+.  Great sportsmanship was...

Derby Day Heroics for 4ths

1st Team Match Report INDYOIL CC VS UNITED CC 5/02/11 (HOME) We won the toss and chose to make first use of what was a good batting wicket early in the day  – The Huss and Tommo started well with a good opening partnership and gave us a solid foundation before Tommo nicked- off with his score on 27.  Huss (89) took the responsibility of setting his stall for a long innings, Nick McConnachie (10) looked in good touch getting a chance at the top of the order going in at 3. But the PCC scoring rate decreased in the middle overs and the United bowlers managed to tie the runs down with the support of some good fielding –  Westraad batting at four fell without troubling the scorers much holding out at mid off with our score on 110/3 off 43 overs.  Johno Schwerin played a positive innings and got the scoring rate up slightly but fell as soon as he was getting some momentum in the innings. With overs running out and PCC needing to get the first innings total up towards 200 there needed to be some attacking batsmenship. Unfortunately with the wicket getting increasingly slower and more difficult to play attacking strokes, the middle to lower order strikers were unable to hit the lusty blows to get our total up to that 200 mark.  Huss played a very patient and mature innings and deserved to get that elusive hundred – but unfortunately lost his wicket with 6 overs to go. PCC managed to get to 184/6 in the allotted 60 overs. United would end up...