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REYNOLDS V OUTCASTS CC – AT ASHLEY CC THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2016

 

Outcasts’ traditional season curtain raiser, away at our old friends Reynolds CC at Ashley was the second match of this season, after last week’s trip to a new venue, Bowdon Vale.  Unlike at Bowdon, where the temperature was positively Siberian, it was a sunny and warm evening as Reynolds captain Colin Dixon won the toss and elected to bat first, although it took some time for the game to get underway, which is always a problem for the team batting second so early in the season.

 

Rob Doyle and Kyran Noone opened the attack, with Rob taking an early scalp, bowling Lloyd at the end of the first over for a wicket maiden.  Kyran, playing his first match in a while, settled into a nice rhythm, but the burly Cunningham was in an aggressive mood and bludgeoned straight sixes from both opening bowlers, indeed the first 18 runs all came from sixes.  Kyran had the last word in this encounter, bowling Cunningham for 24, one run short of the retirement figure.

 

The scoring rate slowed somewhat, with Chris Truesdale and Les Cooper taking over bowling duties.  Chris bowled Higgs for 5, and Les was his usual economic self, but a substantial partnership between Holgate and Hulton put Reynolds in a strong position, both retiring at 25.

 

Paul Mooney, who had arrived late after a journey from Yorkshire then set to work with devastating results.  Using clever variation of pace, Paul took a remarkable five wickets for five runs in his four overs, all five of them bowled.  Paul’s figures were the fourth best ever in Outcasts’ history, and the third best in a 20 over match.

 

The two retired batsmen returned to see out the innings, and Reynold finished on a challenging 124 for 8.  Although Outcasts had fielded well, the outfield was fast and it seemed that every edge off the bat raced away for four.

 

Chris Truesdale and Derek Molyneux began the Outcasts reply, scoring steadily, although always slightly behind the required rate.  Chris was bowled by Higgs for a useful 17, before Derek had his second consecutive retirement having reached 25.  Tony Threlfall and Rob Doyle accelerated the scoring rate, giving some hope that we could achieve an unlikely victory, but when they both succumbed to Cunningham for 22 and 23 respectively, the game was effectively up.  Paul Mooney and Colin Wood were unbeaten at the end, and Reynolds won by 10 runs.

 

Ultimately, a well contested game with some good contributions all round, but a familiar tale of falling slightly short on the batting front.  The stand out performance though was undoubtedly Paul’s bowling effort, an early contender for champagne moment.  (Can a match performance count as a champagne moment?  I’m not sure we’ve ever really sorted that!)

 

TN

 

 


Reynolds
How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Over Score For Bowler Wicket Score Batsman
1 Lloyd bowled   Doyle 0     1 0 1 1 1 0 1
2 Cunningham bowled   K. Noone 24   3 2 6 1 2 2 36 2
3 Holgate not out (retired  / resumed) 35 7   3 20 1 1 3 45 4
4 M. Higgs bowled   C. Truesdale 5 1   4 31 1 2 4 97 6
5 Hulton not out (retired  / resumed) 31 4 1 5 36 1 3 5 101 8
6 A.C. Dixon bowled   Mooney 10 2   6 41 2 2 6 108 9
7 Horn bowled   Mooney 8 1   7 45 3 3 7 112 10
8 Dunn bowled   Mooney 0     8 55 3 2 8 113 7
9 Chapman bowled   Mooney 0     9 66 3 3 9    
10 Cleland bowled   Mooney 3     10 77 3 1 10    
11               11 86 3 3
Extras   12 96 3 1
Byes 1 13 97 4 4
Leg Byes 5 14 101 4 5
Wides 2 15 101 5 4
No Balls   16 108 5 5
Total Extras 8 17 110 6 4
18 112 6 5
TOTAL 124 For 8 Wickets 19 114 8 4
Bowling 20 124 8 5
Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls 21      
22      
1 Doyle 4 1 34 1     23      
2 K. Noone 4 0 32 1     24      
3 C. Truesdale 4 0 29 1     25      
4 Mooney 4 1 5 5     26      
5 Cooper 4 1 18 0 2   27      
6               28      
7               29      
8               30      
Outcasts
How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Over Score For Bowler Wicket Score Batsman
1 C. Truesdale bowled   M. Higgs 17 2   1 4 0 1 1 36 1
2 D. Molyneux not out (retired) 25 1   2 11 0 2 2 107 4
3 A. Threlfall bowled   Cunningham 22 2   3 14 0 1 3 107 3
4 R. Doyle caught Hulton Cunningham 23 2 1 4 18 0 2 4    
5 P. Mooney not out   2     5 23 0 3 5    
6 C. Wood not out   5 1   6 28 0 2 6    
7 T. Noone             7 32 0 3 7    
8 K. Noone             8 36 1 2 8    
9 P. Taylor             9 43 1 3 9    
10 R. Sproat             10 45 1 4 10    
11 L. Cooper             11 50 1 3
Extras   12 53 1 4
Byes 10 13 62 1 5
Leg Byes 5 14 67 1 4
Wides 5 15 71 1 5
No Balls   16 88 1 4
Total Extras 20 17 98 1 1
18 105 1 5
TOTAL 114 For 3 Wickets 19 107 3 1
Bowling 20 114 3 5
Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls 21      
22      
1 Cunningham 4 0 16 2     23      
2 M. Higgs 4 0 18 1 1   24      
3 Holgate 4 0 14 0     25      
4 Hulton 4 0 26 0 3   26      
5 Horn 4 0 25 0 1   27      
6               28      
7               29      
8               30      

 
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