Northfields CC v Ploughmans CC – Saturday 26th June 2022

Match report

The Plough travelled to Northfields CC on a nice sunny Sunday.

Giordy (the author of this report) came late… standard Sunday stuff, came in with a great story to why he was late. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to tell the full story but long story short, he filmed a YouTube video with some lovely actresses the night before.

We lost the toss and were put into bat first.

The Plough skippered by Leon Parks went out to put on the best score we could with had a balanced team filled with batsmen that can get runs and bowlers that can take wickets.

First into bat was Umar Iqbal and Michael Scantlebury. The two looked good together in the first five overs but Michael was bowled over making ten runs, unlucky to be honest as he batted well was just getting his eye in.

The Plough on 15-1, in came in Will Curtis at No.3. His batting has been up and down this season, but we believe at The Plough that it’s just a minor blip. Well, the blip continues as Will got bowled, only lasting four balls. Unlucky lad, The Plough now on 15-2.

The Plough looking disconsolate, soul searching for runs but Umar came in clutch while the batsmen around him kept tumbling. Leon at 4 made 6 runs, Robert Mead made 8 runs at 5, then unluckily Umar was caught on 49 just short of making 50 runs. The best batsmen we had on the day; Umar looked like a textbook batsman from the MCC coaching manual playing all the standard shots you love to see from a form batsman.

Sean came in at 6 trying to rescue the game making 11, the librarian Mohammed Khan came in at 7 making 3 and getting bowled. Biz in at 8 making 6, The Plough now on 107-8. Giordy in at 9 getting a duck to an inside edge bowled. In Giordy’s (the author of this report) defence he wanted to go big and wanted to whack a rubbish ball into the houses behind the pitch.

The Plough had one more attack left in the tank with Damon getting 11 runs in at 10 and Nigel coming in at 11 to round off the batting. We were bowled out 118 in 35 overs. Not enough on the board but fair play to the lads to almost batting 40 overs.

The Plough came into field but with a huge mountain to climb having to defend 118.

Nigel and Giordy opened the bowling only giving away 25 runs in the first 8 overs.

Looking good, in came Biz and Damon at first and second change. Damon bowled fantastic line and length and was unlucky to not getting a wicket, Biz on the over end picked up two wickets. Maybe Biz should drop the batting and become a bowler instead, time will tell. (For those who haven’t had the pleasure of playing with Bisi, he already is a bowler.)

Notable shoutout’s to the Northfields openers Kevan David-Joseph making 36 runs and Derrick Redhead making 48 runs. Superb batting from both, they made batting look very easy and played many textbook shots.

The game was done very quickly with the next two batsmen coming in and taking the runs very quickly and ending the game with a four putting Northfields on 122 and winning the game by 8 wickets.

All in all, it was a good day out, with our own fans’ corner with Sean’s girlfriend coming to watch us and Tom Lonnen (2s skipper) paying a visit as well.

The Plough march on to play the return leg of this two-game series next Sunday at the DSG! See you there!

Written by Giordy Diangienda 😊

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