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Match report: Agricola 30/04/17

The toss was won by Daisy, who much to no ones’ surprise opted to bowl first, giving Agricola CC first use of a good batting deck.

 

Judge and Sparkie opened up with some good, accurate bowling which restricted the opposition in the first ten overs while allowing Sparkie to get rid of one of the openers.

 

Once Godfather came onto bowl, it would be fair to say he was very unlucky to remain wicketless throughout his six over spell due to some questionable fielding including no less than four drops, though it has to be said, this was only a fraction of the nine drops that went on throughout the day.

 

Once batsmen numbers one and three had started to get their eye in, the run rate quickened while the Nomads went through our array of bowlers in an attempt to pick up a wicket.

 

With Judge and Genie eventually picking up the two set batsmen for 74 and 83 for batsmen one and three respectively it looked like Nomads may manage to restrict the opposition to under 200.

 

However, there was still some controversy to be had, with one of our gracious opponents managing to kick the ball onto his own stumps ‘allegedly’.

 

It was a topic of 'robust discussion' whether he had in fact been bowled, or the wind had blown the stumps off, but once order had been restored, some late hitting from Agricola increased their total to 232-4 from their 40 overs.

 

With Daisy and Young Fag heading up the chase, an early wicket fell when Daisy chopped one to point in the third over.

 

Ali and Smartie rebuilt the innings, through some big hitting from Smartie and, to lesser extent Young Fag, with a 90 run partnership.

 

Young Fag eventually fell for 30, but Smartie was able to carry on and reach his maiden ton with some high quality batsmanship.

 

Once he had fallen, the Nomads innings maintained its momentum with some big hitting from Genie and Meet bringing the total ever closer before they departed from 44 and 24 respectively.

 

Despite a late wobble, Sparkie and Judge were able to carry on their bowling form into the middle and carry the Nomads home within 30 overs.

 

The nomads ended on a very good 233-6 with almost nine overs to spare.  

Agricola Smartie