Outcasts Hold Dinosaurs in a Tight Thriller

 

Dorset Dinosaurs v Outcasts CC

Winfrith Newburgh

Saturday 30th June 2018

 

Dinosaurs 147-6 off 30 Overs

Outcasts 147-6 off 30 Overs

 

Match Tied

 

Outcasts made the 50 mile round trip from their base at Puncknowle to the ground at Winfrith Newburgh behind the Red Lion Hotel on Saturday 30th June for the third year in succession to take on old friends and foes Dorset Dinosaurs, led by the redoubtable Phil Sterling. The Dinosaurs won the toss and decided to bat first in a 30 overs per side match on a pitch that hadn't seen rain for weeks, and under a scorching sun. Outcasts found themselves with 12 players which certainly helped with the fielding on a swelteringly hot day.

The tourists made an early breakthrough as Paul Chick accounted for opener Nicholson, out to a sharp catch by Roger off a firm drive with only 11 runs on the board. Roger followed this up with an equally fine caught and bowled to dismiss Stevens with the score on 19, and the visitors looked set to run through the opposition for a modest total. They hadn't bargained for Stanley and Moss, however, as the two newcomers to the crease set about rebuilding Dinosaurs' innings. The pair took the score to 96 off 16 overs before Moss was bowled by Ted in his first over for an impressive 33 runs. It looked at this stage as if Outcasts would have a mountain to climb, for if the Dinosaurs continued at the same run rate, the tourists could be facing a target of not far short of 200!

Outcasts' bowlers were successful in reigning back the home side in the second half of their innings, and while Stanley took his score to 52 before reaching the compulsory retirement target, and King, Rees and skipper Sterling all added useful runs for the hosts, the final total was significantly less than seemed likely at one stage. Steve Potter with two wickets returned the best figures for Outcasts, for whom 11 of the 12 squad members turned their arm over at some stage. There was some slight dispute about the actual final score, with the host's scorer recording one more run than Outcasts' own Mr. Infallible Peter Taylor. Not much was made of it at the time as it seemed highly unlikely that one run would make much difference at the end of the day. How wrong we were!

After a brief interval for light refreshments and an opportunity to get out of the searing sun for a while, Outcasts began their reply. Ant and Colin opened with instructions from captain Dave Buckle to test out the bowling and not do anything silly in the first five overs. That advice was blithely ignored by Colin who, having pulled one sweet shot to the boundary, was out to an uncharacteristically ugly hoik off a long hop that he somehow managed to top edge back to the bowler. Ant was joined by Steve Potter and the two made steady progress until Ant was well caught in the deep by Rees for 16 with the total on 37. Roger fell for 6 with the score on 46 after nine overs, and the game was well set for a tight finish with the hosts in the box seat at this stage.

Ted now joined Steve and after a nervous start that saw him survive a number of edges and near misses, he began to put together an innings of real substance. He visibly grew in confidence as his innings developed and one drive that he creamed to the far boundary through mid off was a strong candidate for shot of the day. Outcasts were 78 off fifteen overs when Steve finally perished - half way through their innings, less than Dinosaurs at the same stage, but still capable of victory if they could maintain the same pace.

Paul Chick now came to the wicket to join Ted and the pair advanced the score to 113 before Ted was out, bowled by Phil Sterling for a combative and invaluable 31 runs. Paul Mooney came and went all too soon, but Eric now teamed up with Paul Chick to try and chase down the Dinosaurs' total. The stiflingly hot conditions were too much at this stage for the Dinosaurs' wicket keeper, who had to retire with heat exhaustion. With the Outcasts score on 132 with only two overs left the odds looked stacked in the hosts' favour, and the balance swung even further when only 3 runs came from the 29th and penultimate over. However, with the benefit of a boundary, one or two overthrows, a couple of byes and the odd scrambled single, Paul and Eric managed to get to 147 off the last ball. Dixon was the pick of Dinosaurs' attack with 2 for 19 off three overs, while four other bowlers chipped in with a wicket apiece.

There now followed a period of protracted discussion as the one run that had been a bone of contention at the end of Dinosaurs' innings now loomed large in importance. In the end, the captains agreed on a diplomatic tie, and everyone was happy.

Official Man Of The Match went to Graham Stanley for his undefeated 52 in Dinosaurs' innings, while after some deliberation the Champagne Moment was awarded to Ian Rees for the fine catch to dismiss Ant.

For the Outcasts it would be hard to overlook Steve Potter for his 36 runs and two wickets as their MOTM, while special mention must go to Paul Chick and Ted for their splendid innings at a difficult time. Roger, too, merits consideration for his two catches and two wickets.

And so on to Broadstone Cricket Club on the Sunday for a game at a venue new to the tourists.

 

 

cw

05 July 2018


 

    Dorset Dinosaurs                                
      How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s     Over Score For Bowler   Wicket Score Batsman
                                     
  1 Stevens caught & bowled Dewhurst 10         1 5 0 1   1 9 2
  2 G. Nicholson caught Dewhurst Chick 2         2 6 0 2   2 19 1
  3 Stanley not out (retired) 58 6 2     3 11 1 3   3 96 4
  4 Moss bowled   T. Noone 26 2 1     4 15 1 4   4 127 5
  5 King bowled   Dewhurst 12 2       5 18 1 3   5 132 7
  6 Rees bowled   C. Truesdale 11 2       6 23 2 5   6 134 6
  7 Middlebrook bowled   Potter 0         7 31 2 6   7    
  8 A. Nicholson not out   1         8 47 2 4   8    
  9 P. Sterling not out   11 2       9 55 2 2   9    
  10 Beaven                 10 59 2 7   10    
  11 Dixon                 11 61 2 8        
    Extras                 12 69 2 7        
    Byes       7         13 74 2 8        
    Leg Byes       3         14 87 2 5        
    Wides       6         15 95 2 3        
    No Balls       0         16 96 3 9        
          Total Extras 16         17 105 3 1        
                      18 106 3 9        
          TOTAL 147 For 6 Wickets   19 110 3 10        
    Bowling                 20 111 3 9        
      Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls     21 113 3 10        
                      22 115 3 8        
  1 Taylor 2 0 14 0         23 122 3 11        
  2 Buckle 2 0 9 0         24 127 4 5        
  3 Chick 3 0 16 1         25 133 5 11        
  4 Williams 3 0 20 0 1       26 134 5 4        
  5 Dewhurst 3 0 22 2 2       27 135 6 7        
  6 Shufflebotham 3 0 18 0         28 140 6 6        
  7 C. Truesdale 3 1 12 1         29 142 6 10        
  8 Mooney 3 1 7 0 2       30 147 6 6        
  9 T. Noone 3 0 3 1 1                      
  10 Hobbs 3 1 6 0                        
  11 Potter 2 0 10 1                        
                                     
    Outcasts How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s     Over Score For Bowler   Wicket Score Batsman
                                     
  1 A. Hobbs caught Rees Dixon 16 2       1 7 0 1   1 9 2
  2 C. Wood caught & bowled Dixon 4 1       2 9 1 2   2 32 1
  3 S. Potter caught Stanley G. Nicholson 36 4       3 13 1 1   3 46 4
  4 R. Dewhurst bowled   Stevens 6 1       4 25 1 2   4 76 3
  5 T. Noone bowled   P. Sterling 31 3       5 32 1 1   5 111 5
  6 P. Chick not out   24 1       6 37 2 2   6 114 7
  7 P. Mooney caught Dixon Stanley 1         7 42 2 3   7    
  8 E. Shufflebotham not out   18 2       8 46 2 4   8    
  9 C. Truesdale                 9 46 3 3   9    
  10 T. Williams                 10 51 3 4   10    
  11 P. Taylor / D. Buckle                 11 54 3 3        
    Extras                 12 59 3 4        
    Byes       6         13 65 3 5        
    Leg Byes       0         14 68 3 6        
    Wides       2         15 74 3 5        
    No Balls       3         16 78 4 6        
          Total Extras 11         17 79 4 5        
                      18 84 4 6        
          TOTAL 147 For 6 Wickets   19 89 4 7        
    Bowling                 20 95 4 8        
      Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls     21 103 4 7        
                      22 105 4 8        
  1 Beaven 3 0 17 0         23 111 4 7        
  2 Dixon 3 0 19 2 1 2     24 113 5 8        
  3 Stevens 3 1 8 1         25 114 6 7        
  4 Rees 3 0 14 0 1       26 120 6 9        
  5 Moss 4 1 14 0   1     27 127 6 7        
  6 G. Nicholson 3 0 12 1         28 132 6 9        
  7 Stanley 5 0 26 1         29 135 6 5        
  8 P. Sterling 4 0 22 1         30 147 6 8        
  9 Middlebrook 2 0 9 0                        
                                     


 

 
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