Dymock 1st XI v Newent 1st XI – Saturday 5th May 2018

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Dymock 1sts vs. Newent 1sts – Saturday 5th of May 2018 – By Ed Buchan

 

A wet build up to the season ensured that no cricket had been played at The Pound prior to the opening round of league fixtures. This meant an interesting start against local rivals Newent (who were relegated last season) and Dymock, who were missing 9 players from last seasons squad. 

Stand in captain Dave Williams won the toss, putting Newent in to bat. This looked to be a brilliant decision as James Field earned a chance of the first ball of the match with Thomas Morely being dropped at first slip. Fields’ anguish didn’t last long however bowling fellow opener Ben Sillence (4) off the last ball of the first over. This was swiftly followed up by hitting the timbers of Morgan Evans (0) and captain and star man Alex Gray (0). Fellow opening bowler Dave Moreton got in on the act removing Matthew Conolly (13) being caught by Matt Barratt Leaving Newent on 49/4. After a period of rebuilding, captain Dave Williams removed opener and top scorer Thomas Moreley’s (24) resistance when he was caught by Martin Jones, 75/5. Dave Williams followed this up by trapping Simon Gayther (0) in front. Jake Wise ran out Liam Devries (13) with Newent on 84/7. Opening bowler James Field returned picking up the wickets of Andy Duggan (1) and Andrew Brookes (2) finishing on his club best figures of 5/20 off of 8 overs. Opening batsman Rich Williams finished off the innings by removing Jack Devries (1). Putting himself in early contention for bowler of the year on strike rate. An excellent bowling performance which kept Newent to 93 all out. 

Rich Williams opened the batting alongside York Senior. Rich Williams (7) was removed early, caught by Jack Devries off the bowling of Simon Gayther. York Senior (39*) then saw the side home with support from Martin Jones (17) and Jake Jones (8) both looking comfortable in the 1st XI before finally Harry Wise (8*) helped in Dymock getting over the line. 

Dymock won by 7 wickets. A win which put Dymock top of the table on Net Run Rate ahead of next week’s opposition Langford. Langford, promoted last season will be a great test for the 1sts as they look to extend their excellent form stretching back to last season having only lost once in the last 8 matches with that loss being against last season’s runaway winners Hawkesbury Upton. 

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