Match Report Uplands (H)

Five on the Bounce

As Pyestock stay on the Up!

 

Pyestock CC Vs Uplands CC

Sunday 26th August 2012

Weather Conditions: Overcast.

Pitch Conditions: Wicket: firm, flat, Outfield: Green, fast.

 

Pyestock continued their fine run of form with a comfortable win over Uplands CC on Sunday.

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, new opponents Uplands CC seemed to have no match for openers Jon Ford and Glenn Taylor who looked at ease throughout, and although Richard Waddington in the visitors’ ranks was looking sharp, and was keeping the runs down to good effect, Pyestock put on their highest opening partnership of the season.

With the score on 94 Jon mistimed a drive from Chris Waddington only to be caught and bowled.

This had however set the home side up for a big score, but as of late, the middle order failed to take the initiative with wickets falling at regular intervals and the hard work of the opening duo soon began to unravel.

Waddington picked up Glenn with his second wicket, before both debutant Pete Harris and Chris McGovern fell cheaply to change bowler D.Rowe, and once Colin Butler had also found a fielder to leave Pyestock 120 for 5, the early match optimism had seemingly waned significantly.

Billy Leader failed to lead the fight back after being caught in O.Rowe’s first over of an impressive spell, as Taylor Newcombe became only the third Pyestock player to reach double figures in what was becoming a faltering display.

The runs did come however, as so often is the case this season, the tail of the innings providing much needed runs to the tally. After Taylors dismissal, Jack Bromley and Neil Butler added 26 further runs to see the side passed the 150 mark. Jack fell to probably the star of Uplands bowling attack, Peter Webb. Having already dismissed Colin and Taylor, he bowled the Pyestock youngster with a beautiful ball.

Webb wasn’t finished there and in his next over, claimed his fourth wicket by coaxing Neil into a rash shot into the deep, searching for quick late runs, only to find Sewell who held the catch well.

The last pair of Chris and Dan Heath had little over 2 overs to add what they could to the total, however a run out 5 balls from the end closed the Pyestock innings on 186 all out.

The Uplands response after tea started solidly, but slowly as Neil Butler and Chris Heath bowled with discipline to keep Lunt and Chandler quiet. With only 5 runs from the opening 7 overs, it looked likely that Pyestock would have enough runs to play with.

AS the visitors tried to increase the scoring rate, the wickets started to tumble. Neil bowled Lunt, while newcomer King can count himself incredibly unlucky to hook a slower ball from Chris straight into the hand of Jon Ford for a catch that was worthy on a higher stage.

Tyre and Sewell only added 9 and 2 runs respectively as Uplands top order stumbled, and a double change in the bowling did little to change the tide.

With only 30 runs scored in the first 14 overs, Neil took the opportunity to give Chris McGovern his first bowl of the season, and he didn’t disappoint. It was Dan however that made the eearly impact, removing Chandler and D.Rowe to leave Uplands facing an uphill struggle on 34 for 6.

Then came Chris McGoverns turn to shine, with beautifully flighted, spin, removed both O.Rowe and Chris Waddington for ducks and at 34 for 8, the game seemed over.

Richard Waddington and Peter Webb had other ideas though, and with a dogged determination, and skilful and watchful technique they together stood up to the Pyestock attack admirably and looked increasingly like hauling their side to a draw. With Waddington’s impressive stroke play and Webb’s vigilant and attentive defence, Pyestock seemed to run out of ideas, however Neil still had regular bowlers Jack Bromley and Billy Leader up his sleeve, and Billy was utilised to try and break the partnership.

He and Dan however continued to draw a blank, so with only 7 overs left, Jack Bromley was introduced, and bowling a fuller length, worked a treat as with only the third ball of his spell, the door unlocked, Webb came forward to drive, and edged through to Taylor Newcombe who falling backwards, clung onto a very impressive, match changing low catch. Webb had faced 34 balls for his 6 runs, a valuable contribution.

Pyestock now had 39 balls to take the final wicket and wrap up victory, and the wicket of Webb had certainly raised the spirits as Billy’s next over whistled past last man Wynn. It was Jack again however who wrapped up the victory.Richard Waddington, top scoring with a patient but impressive 34 edging through to Glenn Taylor to finish Uplands off for 77 runs.

Gallant in defeat and a pleasure to play against, Uplands CC will be welcomed back with open arms in future seasons and we wish them well until we meet again.

 Pyestock CC 186 All Out (G.Taylor 72)

Uplands CC 77 All Out

Pyestock CC won by 109 runs

End of Season

Our 2018 season has ended

The club would like to thank all of our members, non-members that have stepped in to play for us, opposition sides, officials and spectators for another good season.

See you all again in 2019!

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