Dymock CC v Cam CC – County Trophy Round 1 – Sunday 13th May 2018

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It wasn’t to be a dream upset for 10 man Dymock as they were thoroughly beaten by Cam. A weak Dymock team led by Ed Buchan consisting of two under 15s and a player who hadn’t previously played were staring down the barrel from the start having lost the toss and sent to field. Cam a team in Division 1 set about a task with little challenge and once they realised this decided to turn the screw and truly demoralise the opposition in what was probably the most disrespectful game of cricket I have been involved in which comes as no surprise from a club marked 69th out of 70 in the Gloucestershire County Cricket Leagues’ fair play ranking for 2017.

Opening bowlers Andy Kingaby and Rhys Baker started well, however, due to the gulf in quality were unable to make a dent at the top of the order. The jeers accompanying each boundary from the on looking Cam players soon subsided as they realised the difference in standards from the players involved. The captain brought himself on to bowl first change and saw his 4 overs disappear for 56 runs. Aaron Baker from the other end bowled well in his first spell not getting the rewards he deserved. 2nd team captain and club chairman Martin Fowke eventually got the breakthrough with the dismissal of James Seal (118) caught at cover by Ed Buchan. Fowke soon followed this up by trapping Cam captain Alex Ballard (3) in front. At the other end Rich Hartley toiled away despite being out of practice, couldn’t replicate his previous days performance, finishing with 0/55 off his 4 overs. Rhys Baker returned and was unlucky not remove Ben Dolbear (30) with the help of keeper Harry Wise, however, the square leg umpire declined what appeared to be a clear stumping chance. Rhys’ brother Aaron managed to remove Dolbear when he was caught at square leg by Dymock debutant Don Hartley. Some excellent bowling by the Baker brothers despite the reading of their figures of 0/83 for Rhys and 1/73 for Aaron both off their 8 overs. During this spell Jake Dolbear (117) had enough and retired out. Andy Kingaby and Martin Fowke both returned to finish the innings with Kingaby bowling Steve Rice (4) and Fowke picking up the wickets of Ben Deakin (29) and Ben Lane (0) with the help of a sharp catch by Harry Wise. Kingaby finishing with figures of 1/53 off 8 and Fowke with the pick of the bowling, taking 4/70 off his allocated overs. Cam finishing on 400/6.

Ed Buchan (29) and Harry Wise opened the batting for Dymock and they started quickly with the chase. However, once he was informed he had to leave for work after 10 minutes of batting, in the process of trying to get out was bowled for 21 by Conrad Moore. Jake Jones (7) batting at 3 batted well, playing some lovely shots through the covers but was unfortunate to be bowled by a ball which kept a bit low. First team opening bowler George Dolling was wayward, regularly bowling too short or down the legside went for 36 off his 6 overs, just under half Dymock’s overall total, having insisted on the use of a new ball. Martin Fowke was caught by centurion and wicketkeeper Jake Dolbear for 0 off Conrad Moore. Soon after Ed Buchan was out caught at mid-on off the bowling of Moore. The innings didn’t last much longer with Pete Jenkins (0) also falling to Moore. Moore finishing with figures of 5/18. Brother Rich (1) and Don (0) Hartley both fell to the bowling of Steven Rice. This brought Rhys Baker (6) and Andy Kingaby (2) to the crease who offered a final bit of resistance. Rhys hitting a marvellous cover drive for 4. Rhys was Rices’ final victim when he was caught by Alex Ballard, finishing with figures of 3/12. Number 10 Aaron Baker came in to bat scoring 2 before the dismissal of Andy Kingaby was bowled by Chris Wilcox (1/7) to wrap up the innings; 73 all out.

It was a hiding to nothing for Dymock who kept fighting and didn’t let their heads drop in the face of adversity. Cam on the other hand could have played more in the spirit of the game having seen the difference between the two teams.

Cam CC won by 327 runs

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