3rd xI end losing streak as dixon and threadgill go all chapple and hogg on box!
T he gospel according to Matthew, chapter 5, verse 45, states, “So that you may be sons of your father who is in heaven. For he makes the sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust”.
The metaphorical rain has been falling on Marshfield 3rds for a number of weeks, and we entered the local derby with Box 2nds without a single victory so far this season (barring teams not showing up).
The literal rain was falling on Marshfield 3rds before the coin toss, with stand in Captain Dixon losing the toss resulting in us being put in to bat. The heavens cleared, and with what could have been mistaken for sunshine beamed down on the Withy, the game began.
Mouldy and Willsy opened the batting. Eight was put on before the loss of the first wicket, a low bouncer catching Mouldy high on the chest. A certain LBW. The commander came into bat.
Drama worthy of the first series of Downton Abbey ensued. A delivery was bowled to Willsy, as the ball went to the keeper a bail fell to the floor. Was he bowled? Was it the wind? Was it the ghost of a former 3rd team player, bitter about a dubious dismal at the hands of umpire Willsy in a previous season? Debate began, the benefit was given, Willsy survived to see another over. Willsy posted an excellent score on a bowler’s pitch of 17 before being clean bowled.
Dicko came to the crease, posting a respectable 9 before being bowled. Terry and Simmo both followed to the crease, posting ducks. All this time, the commander had been waiting patiently for the right opportunity to strike, like a Russian submarine off the coast of Washington DC. His military discipline allowing him to put in a Redman esq innings of seeing many deliveries, but finally losing his wicket for 9. Sam Burnstone was the hero of the lower order, scoring 25, with Greeny posting his customary duck, the Chivers’ getting a handful between them and Professor extending his not out streak to about one and a half years. After a good tea, the highlight being a lovely coffee cake, the Box boys took to the wicket. The visitors made 50 without loss, with wickets hard to come by. Greeny dropped a low catch between short leg and mid wicket. The writing was on the wall, the books were cooked, the game seemed over.
All of a sudden, the metaphysical rain began to fall on the Withy. In what can only be described as a masterclass of catching and trap (and sometimes crap) bowling, 10 wickets were taken for only 19 runs. Five catches in total, with the highlights being Simmo catching what was possibly a six so casually it looked like he was just picking a can of baked beans off the top shelf in the supermarket, and Sam Burnstone making a high catch look as casual as a fireman catching a cat that got stuck in a tree. Dicko’s fielding practice sessions have finally paid off.
Marshfield win by 13 runs. The reign of misery is over.
- Champagne Moment: Professor Threadgill bowling a possible hat trick ball!
- Special Mentions: Sam Burnstone. Smart with the bat, excellent in the field.
- Young Charlie Chivers, with some excellent bowling spells. Unlucky to only get 1 wicket.
- Something we are surely going to be reminded of until the end of time: Dicko getting 6 wickets. And another trophy.
For Terry’s MCC batting Stats Click Here
|Type :||League: Wilts League Division 7 - 2013||Date :||Saturday 15th June 2013|
|Toss:||Box CC - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field||Start Time:||14:00|
Highlights :Marshfield - Mark Dixon 10.3-4-20-6, Mike Threadgill 6-1-9-3 Box - R Rymer 12-5-27-4, G Richardson - 3-2-3-3
|Marshfield CC - 3rd XI||Box CC - 2nd XI|
|Score||88 for 10 (39.4 overs) 'b'||75 for 10 (28.3 overs) 't'|
|1||Martin Ould||lbw||b Richard Rymer||2||0||0||0|
|2||Andy Wills†||b Richard Rymer||17||3||0||0|
|3||Martin Roper||b Ben Richardson||9||0||0||0|
|4||Mark Dixon*||b Kevin Dolman||9||1||0||0|
|5||Terry Bishop||ct David Mullins||b Richard Rymer||0||0||0||0|
|6||Simeon Townend||b Richard Rymer||0||0||0||0|
|7||Sam Burnstone||b Gavin Richardson||25||3||0||0|
|8||Charlie Chivers||b Gavin Richardson||1||0||0||0|
|9||Matthew Green||b Gavin Richardson||0||0||0||0|
|10||Alan Chivers||lbw||b Lewis Booy||2||0||0||0|
|11||Mike Threadgill||not out||0||0||0||0|
|Extras b (6), lb (1), w (13), nb (3)||23|
* = Captain, + = Wicket Keeper
Fall of Wickets8-1 Martin Ould (Andy Wills-1*); 27-2 Andy Wills (Martin Roper-3*); 40-3 Mark Dixon (Martin Roper-5*); 41-4 Terry Bishop (Martin Roper-5*); 41-5 Simeon Townend (Martin Roper-5*); 68-6 Martin Roper (Sam Burnstone-12*); 80-7 Charlie Chivers (Sam Burnstone-20*); 84-8 Matthew Green (Sam Burnstone-24*); 85-9 Sam Burnstone (Alan Chivers-0*); 88-10 Alan Chivers (Mike Threadgill-0*);
* = not out batsman
|Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets||7||0|
|1||Andrew Clark||b Mark Dixon||9||0||0||0|
|2||David Mullins†||b Mike Threadgill||31||3||0||0|
|3||Richard Bean||ct Andy Wills||b Mark Dixon||0||0||0||0|
|4||Daniel Pettit||ct Martin Roper||b Mike Threadgill||1||0||0||0|
|5||Gavin Richardson*||ct Mike Threadgill||b Mark Dixon||0||0||0||0|
|6||Kevin Dolman||ct Simeon Townend||b Mike Threadgill||0||0||0||0|
|7||Jak Poolman||not out||2||0||0||0|
|8||Matt Jones||b Mark Dixon||6||1||0||0|
|9||Richard Rymer||ct Sam Burnstone||b Charlie Chivers||2||0||0||0|
|10||Ben Richardson||lbw||b Mark Dixon||4||1||0||0|
|11||Lewis Booy||b Mark Dixon||0||0||0||0|
|Extras b (4), lb (1), w (13), nb (2)||20|
* = Captain, + = Wicket Keeper
Fall of Wickets56-1 Andrew Clark (David Mullins-31*); 56-2 David Mullins (Richard Bean-0*); 59-3 Richard Bean (Daniel Pettit-1*); 59-4 Daniel Pettit (Gavin Richardson-0*); 59-5 Kevin Dolman (Gavin Richardson-0*); 59-6 Gavin Richardson (Jak Poolman-0*); 67-7 Matt Jones (Jak Poolman-1*); 71-8 Richard Rymer (Jak Poolman-2*); 75-9 Ben Richardson (Jak Poolman-2*); 75-10 Lewis Booy (Jak Poolman-2*);
* = not out batsman
|Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets||5||0|