Almond Valley: 19th July 2006

Match: Almond Valley
Venue: Doocot Park
Date: 19th July 2006
Format: Friendly – 20 overs per side
Toss: Almond Valley who chose to bat
Result: DUSCC won by 2 wickets

Almond Valley innings

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
J Taylor bowled Boarder 25
R Weight c Nair Tiernan 29
D Cuthill bowled Boarder 0
J McKenzie c & b Cummings 28
G Williamson not out 9
D Hamilton run out 13
A McKenzie not out 4
Extras 27
TOTAL 135 for 5

Bowling: J Pravin 4-0-24-0; A Nair 3-0-20-0; S Boarder 4-1-15-2; T Allen 4-0-17-0; S Tiernan 3-0-21-1; S Cummings 2-0-15-1

FoW: 1-63; 2-65; 3-108; 4-108; 5-131

DUSCC innings

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
C Reid caught Taylor 20
J Pravin c Cuthill Taylor 14
S Boarder lbw Williamson 16
M Stephenson bowled Williamson 4
S Tiernan bowled Hodge 6
S Blane bowled Cuthill 0
T Allen bowled Cuthill 25
A Bell run out 1
A Nair not out 2
S Rodgers not out 17
Extras 32
TOTAL 139 for 8

Bowling: A McKenzie 4-0-19-0; G Williamson 4-0-14-2; J Taylor 4-0-22-2; D Cuthill 4-1-25-2; Hodge 3-0-30-1

FoW: 1-25; 2-56; 3-72; 4-75; 5-82; 6-113; 7-114; 8-114


DUSCC managed an excellent last-gasp win, successfully chasing a steep-looking target of 136 with an over to spare. After Almond Valley got off to a flier, putting on 60 for the first wicket in quick time, tight change bowling from Steve Boarder and Tristan Allen reined them back. Excellent catches, one one-handed by Arun Nair and the other off his own bowling by Steve Cummings (catch the ball or count your teeth) were highlights later in the innings. Steady contributions from the DUSCC top order were not quite keeping up with the required rate until a rapid, match-turning innings of 25 from Tristan made DUSCC favourites. Scott Rodgers took on the role of finisher and saw DUSCC to the win.