Langford v Dymock 1st XI – Saturday May 12th 2018

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A top of the table clash at this early point in the season ended up turning into a bit of a damp squib as Dymock lost heavily in the rain to second place Langford.

It was a good start for Dymock when on their longest away trip of the season, stand in captain Ed Buchan won the toss and elected to bowl first. That was as good as it got for the visiting side however. Last weeks hero with the ball James Field opened the bowling however struggled to find his rhythm in his first spell. His opening partner however, Martin Jones was excellent bowling straight through his allocated 9 overs conceding 59 runs and was very unfortunate not to have picked up a couple of wickets. Dymock thought they had opener and captain Tom Stevens (104) run out after some excellent work in the covers by Mike Cale. However, a dubious umpiring decision kept Stevens in. James Bryon again combined with some quick work by Harry Wise to get his second legside stumping in two games when opening batsman Jeremy Kirby was removed for 34 with the score was on 80. Dave Williams also bowled his 9 overs straight through keeping the opposition quiet ending with figures 9 overs, 2 maidens, 0/17 including a drop by stand in keeper Ed Buchan off James West (55*). On his return, James Field built up a head of steam removing course mate Matthew Clark (23) when he was caught in the covers by Martin Jones. Field finished with figures of 1/61 off his 9 overs. 1st choice keeper Harry Wise then had a go at bowling causing the Langford batsman issues with his pace and bounce on what was quite a slow and low pitch finishing with 0/53 off 8 overs. Dymock debutant, Rich Hartley bowled well at the death removing centurion Tom Stevens with an excellent yorker. Hartley finished with 1/35 off his 4 overs. Casper Norris also finished on 23*. Langford finished on 297/3 including extras as second highest scorer with 63 including 38 wides. It was a tough day in the field, however Dave Smith threw himself around all afternoon and Mike Cale made some excellent stops and was unfortunate not to have a run out next to his name.

Dymock’s chase started well with a 97 run partnership between captain Ed Buchan (43) and opening partner York Senior (48). York started off at a blistering rate with his first five scoring shots all boundaries. Buchan was the first out when he missed a straight ball from Harry Puffitt trying to play him straight down the ground as had worked well previously. York was out soon after caught with the score on 104/2. A mini collapse occurred seeing Martin Jones (6), James Field (0) and Jake Jones (0) all back in the pavilion with the score on 127/5 bringing the evergreen Dave Williams (17*) to the crease. This saw an unbeaten 52 run partnership with Harry Wise (36*) until the persistent made it unfit to continue. The match was called off shortly after. Notable bowling performances were 3/30 off 9 by left arm spinner Chris Sinsbury and 2/51 off 9 by Harry Puffitt.

A tough day with the ball however, some excellent performances in the field by Dave Smith and Mike Cale. Rich Hartley had a good display on debut. And some fight with the bat from Ed Buchan, York Senior, Harry Wise and Dave Williams.

Langford win by 118 runs

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