Saturday 8th August 2020
4ths away to Water Orton 3rds
Fresh off our first win last week, we took the short trip to Aston Unity’s ground to face Water Orton. A roasting hot Friday and a sunny Saturday morning baked the wicket into what looked like a bat first track. So win the toss and bat first. Obviously I didn’t win the toss but somehow we were asked to bat. Maybe they knew something about the wicket that we didn’t but sure enough it turned out to be a batters track and anyone who got themselves in would have a great day. A steady start saw us move along nicely if unspectacularly. As ever, bowling changes brought wickets and we soon found ourselves 88-4 from 24 overs and looking like we wouldn’t put enough runs on the board yet again. Then Amaan Nasar (85no) and Harry Wyatt (55) put on the best partnership of the season scoring runs with ease and putting 122 runs on the board from only 118 deliveries. A fantastic effort and both getting their first 50’s of the season. Harry fell with only a couple of overs left but Amaan saw us home as we finished on 216-6 from our 40 overs.
Their reply got off to a good start. Amassing 50 odd runs before their first wicket fell but when that wicket did fall, it didn’t take long for more to follow. Scott Pepper the pick of the bowlers with 3-14 from his 8. Reiss Chagar (1-15) also bowled with control and pace. With Water Orton never challenging our score, it soon turned to securing the draw as we pushed to get the last few wickets with overs running out. A breakthrough near the end gave us hope even with Alex Carey picking up 2 wickets and Ryan Delport chipping in for another, we couldn’t take the final 2 wickets for the 2nd win on the bounce as they finished 115-8. Another good game that went to the final over, and another good performance from our young guns.
By Luke Marshall