Regents won by 14 runs
Regents won the toss and chose to bat first
Regents: 149 for 6 in 16 overs
Mad Morrocas: 135 for 6 in 16 overs
Rob (?) 35*
Walsh 4 wickets Appleby 2 wickets
For the 5th game in a row, Regents CC arrived at Victoria Park with rain in
the air. CDM Mortimer duly won the toss, and decided to bat. Some excellent
new ball bowling by Cox was unrewarded, although Mortimer did need to retire
injured after a low shooter ricocheted off the bottom of his bat and hit him
in the eye.
Walsh joined Farmer-Carver, and the pair scored quickly to bring up 100.
Once F-C had retied and Walsh was bowled, a chaotic end to the innings
ensued, as the rain worsened and wickets fell, with new batsman tried to add
to an already decent score on pitch 3, with 4 wickets (3 to Simon) falling
in the final over.
The Morrocas' innings was cut down swiftly by Walsh and Appleby, two superb
yorkers and two fortuitous played ons (one bat, one pads) meant they were 4
down after 4 overs, and by the time the opening bowlers had taken up their
allocation, the Morrocas were 6 down.
The final pair put on a huge partnership, as Regents rotated the bowling
around and spread the field to ensure a first win of the season. A couple of
dropped catches and some missed runout opportunities didn't help, but the
result was never in too much doubt after the initial bowling salvo at the
start of the run chase.
A very enjoyable game despite the weather, here's to hoping for some sun at
the next game.
Submitted by Jake of Regents