Match Report :: Ferrymen vs. Woodcote – 3rd July 2011

Goring entered the game vs Woodcote eager to reverse the drubbings received in previous seasons. Skipper Ferry had a range of cricketers to choose from, including three of Goring’s celebrated academy team and another junior. Ferry eventually won a toss, something he has been practising frequently so as not to let himself down, and put in Woodcote. The pitch was to prove to be flat and true, Woodcote flying to 100 of 15 overs, with Skipper in particular suffering from some confident batting. Youngster McGee quickly got involved in the game claiming the first legitimate (non retiree) wicket and, backed up by tight bowling by Hurrell and wickets from Castle, helped keep the score from becoming as embarrassing as previous years. Unfortunately Skipper had other plans, through a mixture of WOEFUL fielding and a cunning plan (think Baldric) to slow the scoring rate by allowing the opposition to lose the ball in a range of gardens around the pitch, Woodcote reached 256 for 5 at tea.

Goring’s batsmen set about the task of almost considering chasing down the total manfully, scoring 40 of the first 4 overs. Wincott and Butterfield put on a stand of over 100, before Butterfield eventually departed in the fifties. Wincott continued to bat with great authority, despite a merry-go-round of batsmen at the other end. Time eventually ran out for Woodcote to break the mule like Wincott down and the game petered out into a good draw for Goring, sitting 100 runs short of the winning target. Still Goring at least managed to demonstrate a gritty determination missing in previous weeks.

 

King Cobra for Goring was Steve “the wall” Wincott.

TF

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