Bristol II v SUCC 2nd XI on Fri 16 Apr 2010 at 12.30
Match was Tied

Match report On a fantastic sunny day, Southampton 2nd XI and Bristol 2nd XI experienced an epic tie in the opening game of the season. Bristol faced some preseason type bowling to begin with, which helped them obtain a good start but due to a great few overs from Radleigh the opening partnership was broken. Bristol then built a few good partnerships due to poor bowling as opposed to good batting, with three of their top six hitting fairly quick fifties. Bilham introduced the team to a very interesting spell, with a number of jaffas followed by some pony long hops. During Bilham’s spell a very comical celebration occurred with Mude prematurely celebrating a stumping without the correct signal from the umpire and the support from the rest of the team. Bristol ended up on 265 for 5. The fielding effort was upbeat with a number of good fielding efforts followed by some Monty Panesar type fielding, particularly from Sri. Banter was good in the field, considering there were a number of fresher’s in the team. Mudey’s banter must be highlighted; it contained a number of inept sayings but became less embarrassing as fresher cocktail came onto bowl with much of the banter being linked to ‘Daz whites’.

The stage was set for a great chase. DT and Sri opened, but unfortunately DT fell in what I am told in a typical DT way. Sri, Jack and Mude all got good starts but failed to go on, Mude was the only one reaching a half century but stylishly put it down long on’s throat. Lippy followed quickly achieving a solid single. Fresher Fisher then came to the crease and slowly picked up a few runs with Lambo and Huws not leaving a big mark in the score book. Then Bilham entered the arena, and in the largest partnership of the game, some average bowling was dominated particularly by Dom who found the short boundary with ease. Runs were continually knocked off until the final over in which 15 was needed. Thanks to Bristol’s long on fielder who in a typical intellectual Bristol fashion decided to walk over the boundary after catching the ball even though he had his balance, providing a six. With a single and a dot ball following and then Fisher being caught at long on the scene was set to score 7 from 2. Dom punished a poor delivery for 4 leaving 3 to win. A high ball misfielded allowed Bilham and Radleigh to scamper back for 2. A fantastic fight back, particularly from Bilham’s fantastic pinch hitting provided a great spectacle. Dom won MOM and Radleigh won DOD for a number of outrageous comments.

Alex Fisher

Note: Methods of dismissal will more than likely be wrong for Bristol's innings, but none were written in the book, nor were there bowling figures for us, or Bristol's bowlers names - Middle

Bristol II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
265 (0.0 overs)
C Acroyd Bowled  60
P Charlton Bowled  8
W Hammond Bowled  88
J Oram Bowled  16
C Morley Bowled  56
K M Not Out  22
F McGuinness Not Out  3

SUCC 2nd XI Bowling

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SUCC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Dan Taylor Bowled  5
Avadhi De Costa Bowled  30
Jack Williams Bowled  45
Chris Mude Caught  50
James Lipscombe Caught  1
Alex Fisher Caught  44
Simon Lambert Caught  0
Tom Huws Caught  1
Dom Bilham Not Out  47
Radleigh Tant Run out  0
Darrell Hellmuth  

Bristol II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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