Cheltenham CC 2nd XI v Dymock 1st XI – Saturday 26th May

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More batting woes for Dymock, by Ed Buchan.

Cheltenham Civil Service vs. Dymock

It was an excellent start for Dymock as in his first game as captain for the 1sts in official capacity Andy Bevan won the toss deciding to bowl first on a slow and damp pitch. James Field (2/37) opened the bowling managing to get some pace and lift out of a surface which looked unlikely to do so. The extra pace generated by Field led to a chance in the first over with Andrew Williams edging through to a diving Harry Wise who could only palm the ball onto the right boot of Ed Buchan at first slip. Matt Barratt (2/11) bowled excellently, tying up an end for his 6 over spell only leaking 11 runs and including 4 maidens. Barratt first removed opening batsman Tim Houghton (2) caught by James Bryon at short cover point before removing fellow opening batsman Andrew Williams (4) bowled. Ben Homer (13) was soon out bowled by Martin Jones (1/44). Andy Bevan bowled excellently and dissevered a wicket going for 12 off his 9 overs. The stand in keeper dropping a chance with hungover first choice keeper Harry Wise having decided to remove himself from the field due to ill feeling after a heavy night before. Tom Streeter (1/36) bowled well on a pitch well suited to him, removing Alastair Maxwell caught for 27. Dan Risbey (2/38) then had Martin Williams (46) removed caught and bowled as Williams tried to go aerial straight, the ball got caught in the wind allowing Risbey to chase back and take a well-judged high catch. Risbey then removed Jack Harrod (11) after Matt Barratt clung on well to a steepling ball. James Field returned at the death removing Dominic Green (2) caught by Tom Streeter followed by bowling Durjan Hussain for 0. Opposition captain Mark Febery finished on 33 not out alongside Lewis Febery on 1 not out. Cheltenham Civil Service 188/8 off 45 overs.

Dymock’s chase started poorly with opener Ed Buchan (2) flirting with a wide half volley edging to Ben Homer in the gulley off the bowling of Alastair Maxwell (3/8). York Senior (4) was soon back in the pavilion being bowled by Graham Hobbs (2/22) as was Martin Jones (6) bowled by Maxwell. James Field (24) batted well scoring his first runs of the season however was caught by Dominic Green off the bowling of Hobbs. Andy Bevan (22) was caught by Hobbs at long off from the bowling of Lewis Febery (2/26). Jake Jones who batted well for his hard fought 11 was caught behind off the bowling of Durjan Hussain (3/22) having been cramped for room off a short pitched delivery. Dan Risbey was then the unfortunate recipient of the games second excellent caught and bowled of the match when Hussain somehow managed to cling on to a sharp return chance in his midrift. James Bryon (2) was stumped by Andrew Williams off the bowling of Febery before Matthew Barratt was bowled by Hussain for 0. Harry Wise (4) was the last man out being caught by Hobbs off the bowling of the returning Maxwell leaving Tom Streeter left stranded on 2 not out. Dymock 100 all out.

Another good performance by Dymock in the field despite some dropped chances as well as some excellent bowling. However, it was the top order that crumbled for the second time in successive weeks which prevented any serious attempt for victory. Cheltenham Civil Service win by 88 runs.

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