After last week’s success against St Gluvias in a first class performance, a strong team was selected to take on Perranarworthal at Channel 4 in a bid to continue the current run of good form. As the players arrived news filtered through that Stuart had withdrawn – step forward Luke as his replacement.
Perranarworthal brought a young, athletic team – a worrying sight for some of the Old Boys. Dickon brought a bottle of pear schnapps – a pleasing sight for the scorer.
The visitors were put in to bat on a dry wicket which had benefited from a week of glorious weather. The home team’s excellent fielding, a feature of the Seaview this season, was again there for all to see as, in the second over, Ed combined with Mark to run out Perranarworthal’s Fletcher for eight. The next wicket didn’t fall until the score was on 82, by which time Hughes had scored 30 and was retired.
Adams was also in the runs, making a dogged 29, before he was caught by Cake from Will’s bowling. The next to fall was Morton whose rapid scoring, (13 from 11 balls), was brought to an end by Will when he was clean bowled. Another fine bowling display by Will. The visitor’s innings petered out, their total – 105 for 5.
I make no apology for mentioning the SVOB’s superb display in the field yet again. Two run outs, the first I’ve mentioned, the second came late on when Mark improvised and linked up with Will to dismiss Wallis for 5. Liam and Luke seemed to be everywhere in the outfield.
Bowling figures: (all 4 overs) Bobby 0-19, Dickon 1-27, Cake 0-19, New Paul 0-19, Will 2-13.
In reply the SVOB had few problems reaching their target of 106. Mark led the attack with steady 27. Dickon came in at number three and, after three dot balls, he exploded into life, hitting a magnificent 35 from twenty deliveries. Cleverly, he hit a six when on 29 thus finishing his entertaining knock on 35 retired.
New Dave and Bobby saw out the innings with 3.1 overs left. New Dave’s 23 off 26 balls was a pleasing reminder of how effective our academy system has been over the years.
In conclusion, on what was another memorable evening in the history of the SVOB, readers may have noticed that Damian’s name has not been mentioned so far. As captain he chose not to bowl himself and, by his incredible standards, he didn’t do so well with the bat coming in at number five, (four runs), but as the leader of this team, yet again his ability to get the best out of the players was unquestioned and, most importantly, his enjoyment of the game permeates the whole squad. Thank you Damo.
Team: Mark, Ed, Dickon, New Dave, Damian, Bobby, New Paul, Liam, Cake, Will, Luke.
See our Play Cricket website for full scorecard.
Next up: Away at Mt Ambrose Sunday 25th June & home to Methigion Monday 26th