We found ourselves in a unusual position this week, having to take the field first. 3 or 4 dropped catches later, Chris another dolly, giving some of their batsmen a second or even third life. Chris did pick up a couple wickets, but they looked in good shape at 117 for 3. Josh and Ben bowled well, but were unlucky picking up a wicket apiece and Andrew and Dave chipped in with 1 and 2 wickets respectively. Tom P finished them off with 3 wickets in 9 balls, remember he is on a hat trick the next time he bowls. A good fight back to restrict PCO’s to 173 all out.
A bad start, Andrew bowled out of the footholes behind his legs, third ball, Wes run out, ninth ball, 0 for 2, a mountain to climb. Jon redeemed himself for running out Wes with a stand of 83 with Ben (45) and going on to complete his fifty in 67 balls, Tom V was just getting into his stride when he was bowled for 20 and then 4 more quick wickets then fell including another run out, 133 for 8. A rear guard action was required, Dave 6* (31 balls) and Josh 1 (26 balls) provided it. When Josh was out in the last over it just meant Chris had three ball to face with a bruised hand as a result of his second dropped catch. He survived and we finished on 142 for 9, honours even.
PCO’s 174 all out
Tom V 6o 0m 26r ow, Chris 6o 1m 32r 2w, Josh 9o 0m 42r 1w, Ben 9o 3m 21r 1w, Andrew 4o 1m 10r 1w, Dave 6o 1m 17r 2w, Tom P 2o 0m 6r 3w
Mount Edgcumbe 142 for 9
Andrew Ware 0 (1 catch), Jon Cummings 51, Wes Tunbridge 0, Ben Hutson 45, Tom Vowler 20 (2 catches), Tom Payn 2, Michael Payne 1 (1 catch), Micky Gray 5 (1 wk catch). Dave Doherty 6*, Josh Payn 1, Chris Baskerville 0*
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