Odiham and Greywell

Wednesday night saw the first, and hopefully not the last, visit of one of the friendliest touring sides we have ever hosted. Odiham are sponsored by Andwell’s brewery and brought along a good quantity of their ale, four of their team were Ladies, and with a post-match barbecue on the cards it was going to be a great night whether the cricket was good or not.

So it was a real bonus when we got out on the pitch and found they were more or less the same as us. Much more talented, obviously, but they all played the game with big smiles on their faces and took the piss out of each other as readily as we do. Some of their players were clearly far too good for us; they hit a few quick runs before sportingly retiring, and the game remained interesting and competitive right through to the end.

We lost the toss and were put out to field, and after a bright start from Odiham’s opening batsmen our two opening bowlers combined to get the first breakthrough, with Chris taking a good catch off Andy’s bowling at mid-on. It was just reward for Andy, who continues to have a great season for us – the ball before had nicked the bat and whizzed past me behind the stumps. I made up for it the next over though, hanging on to to an edge that unluckily flew off the end of the new batsman’s bat. Our bowlers were doing a good job, jeeping the rate below four an over for the most part, and when Kev bowled their other opener somewhat fortunately off an inside edge they were 31-3 off seven overs – a great start.

Thomas joined Appling at the crease and it wasn;t long before they started to turn the tide. They got stuck into the bowling of Dave and Bob, both conceding double-figure overs, and when Appling retired Baba came on and did the same to Si. The score was almost up to 100 before we struck again, and even then it was one of their players who was fielding and bowling for us that got the wicket!

Once the middle order has retired or been otherwise accounted for, however, we were able to get our challenge back on track. Chris came back with a maiden, Si and Dave redeemed themselves with a wicket and a maiden respectively, and Bob did the best of all with his double-wicket maiden. Odiham finished on 112-7 – a good total, but perhaps gettable if we were really on our game.

James and Kev - opening batsmen

James and Kev - opening batsmen

Our opening batsmen were not our usual pairing – James had to go early and Kev had a barbecue to organise, so they were sent out first. Kev got off to a good start but James ended up leaving even earlier than perhaps even he had hoped as he was out second ball. Worse was almost to come as the same bowler sent down a really good outswinger that trapped me in front of leg stump; fortunately for me, Andy neglected to raise his finger and in the confusion that followed Odiham recalled me just as I realised I had been given out! I was determined to make the most of my reprive. Kev was doing brilliantly at the other end and played a deft straight drive up the hill for four to bring up his first-ever double figure score. Out a few balls later, he returned to the pavilion a hero. Chris was next in and his a typical big four before being bowled shortly afterwards, and incredibly that was to be the last wicket to fall.

Knowing that we needed just a boundary an over to win, Chalky and I batted with a resiliance that has been missing for the few games we’ve played this year. We were determined to put a partnership together and, although neither of our innings were entirely chanceless, it was a good solid partnership. After seven overs we were ticking along nicely, but we could only squeeze seven runs out of the next four overs and the game quickly turned. After 14 overs we retired unbeaten, me on 32 and Chalky on 17, leaving the rest of the batsmen a tough job with over nine an over required. Dave and Bob took our places both played well in staying unbeaten against a good attack, retiring after four overs together. Si took the field with Andy for an over before Cameo of the Night: an over from our very own Treasurer:

The Treasure ready to go out and hit some sixes

The Treasure ready to go out and hit some sixes

Lainey is very keen to point out that she has now scored three runs in two innings, giving her an average of Infinity as she has never been out, therefore making her the Best Batsman Ever. And who are we to argue?

We finished on 78-3, a great score but 34 runs behind. Hopefully Odiham and Greywell will be back next year for more of the same.

Match Scorecard

Cavendish Cavaliers CC v Odiham & Greywell
Wednesday, July 18 2012 at Babbacombe
Odiham & Greywell Friendly XI Won By 34 runs
Odiham & Greywell Friendly XI won toss and decided to bat

 

Odiham & Greywell Friendly XI Cavendish Cavaliers CC Friendly XI
112 for 7 dec(18.4 overs) 78 for 3 (20.0 overs)

 

Odiham & Greywell Friendly XI
Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s S/r
J Hodgson c C Hubbard b A Ryder 10 9 1 0 111.11
Schooling b K Johns 13 26 1 0 50.00
Wiltshire c R Blagden b C Hubbard 0 2 0 0 0.00
Appline retired, not out 14 20 1 0 70.00
Buba retired, not out 39 18 4 1 216.67
Thomas b McGaurin 13 7 3 0 185.71
P Hodgson retired, not out 9 13 0 0 69.23
Hartnet b S Cahill 0 7 0 0 0.00
McGraugin not out 1 6 0 0 16.67
Barret c S Cahill b B Plumb 0 3 0 0 0.00
Cooper b B Plumb 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras 0nb 10w 0lb 3b 0pen 13
Total 112 for 7 dec(18.4 overs)

 

Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
J Hodgson 1-14 14 J Hodgson(10) Schooling(2) 2.1
Wiltshire 2-18 4 Wiltshire(0) Schooling(4) 3.6
Schooling 3-31 13 Schooling(7) Appline(2) 6.5
Buba *3-83 52 Buba(39) Appline(10) 12.0
Appline *3-94 11 Appline(2) Thomas(9) 13.0
Thomas 4-98 4 Thomas(4) P Hodgson(0) 13.4
Hartnet 5-103 5 Hartnet(0) P Hodgson(3) 14.6
P Hodgson *5-112 9 P Hodgson(6) McGraugin(1) 18.0
Barret 6-112 0 Barret(0) McGraugin(0) 18.3
Cooper 7-112 0 Cooper(0) McGraugin(0) 18.4

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
A Ryder 3.0 0 10 1 2 (2) 0 (0) 20.00 3.33
C Hubbard 3.0 1 10 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 18.00 3.33
K Johns 3.0 0 19 1 4 (4) 0 (0) 22.00 6.33
J Ryder 2.0 0 13 0 2 (3) 0 (0) 0.00 6.50
B Plumb 2.4 0 20 2 1 (1) 0 (0) 8.50 7.50
D Barlow 3.0 1 19 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 6.33
S Cahill 2.0 0 14 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 12.00 7.00
McGaurin 1.0 0 4 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 6.00 4.00

 

Cavendish Cavaliers CC Friendly XI
Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s S/r
K Johns b Hartnet 10 11 1 0 90.91
J Ryder b Hartnet 0 2 0 0 0.00
R Blagden*+ retired, not out 32 48 5 0 66.67
C Hubbard b Cooper 4 3 1 0 133.33
I Chalk retired, not out 18 20 0 1 90.00
D Barlow retired, not out 4 19 0 0 21.05
B Plumb retired, not out 2 5 0 0 40.00
S Cahill not out 2 9 0 0 22.22
A Ryder retired, not out 0 3 0 0 0.00
McGaurin not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras 1nb 3w 1lb 0b 0pen 5
Total 78 for 3 (20.0 overs)

 

Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
J Ryder 1-4 4 J Ryder(0) K Johns(4) 1.2
K Johns 2-19 15 K Johns(6) R Blagden(9) 3.4
C Hubbard 3-25 6 C Hubbard(4) R Blagden(1) 4.5
I Chalk *3-66 41 I Chalk(18) R Blagden(22) 13.6
R Blagden *3-66 0 R Blagden(0) D Barlow(0) 13.6
B Plumb *3-73 7 B Plumb(2) D Barlow(4) 18.0
D Barlow *3-73 0 D Barlow(0) S Cahill(0) 18.0
A Ryder *3-74 1 A Ryder(0) S Cahill(1) 19.0

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
Barret 2.0 0 12 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 6.00
Hartnet 2.0 0 11 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 6.00 5.50
Cooper 2.0 0 8 1 1 (1) 0 (0) 13.00 4.00
Schooling 2.0 0 12 0 1 (1) 0 (0) 0.00 6.00
Appline 1.4 0 6 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 6.00
J Hodgson 3.0 0 7 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 2.33
McGraugin 4.0 0 6 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 1.50
P Hodgson 2.0 0 9 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 4.50
Wiltshire 1.0 0 2 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 2.00
Buba 1.0 1 0 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 0.00
Thomas 1.0 0 4 0 1 (1) 1 (1) 0.00 4.00

 

Match Report
 

 

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