Regents v Tower Cavaliers
|Monday 29 July 2013, Victoria Park
Regents won by 7 wickets
Regents lost the toss and were put into field
Tower Cavaliers: 107 for 3 in 16
Regents: 108 for 0 in 12.2 overs
Not an evening for the batsmen this one, which may seem an odd thing to say
with only three wickets falling in the whole match, but with the long
boundaries of pitch 3, gloomy conditions and tight bowling neither team
found scoring easy.
I don’t think I’ve played a VPCCL match where so few boundaries have been
The first couple of overs, however, were the antithesis of what was to
follow. Tower Cavaliers came out all guns blazing with Solanki smacking four
fours in the first eight balls while the Regents opening bowlers struggled
with their radar.
Once something resembling line and length had been found scoring became more
difficult and Harcourt got himself on the scorecard with a peach that “swung
both ways” according to wicketkeeper Campbell, the ball ending lodged neatly
between leg and middle stump.
The accurate bowling continued throughout the innings, Joseph being the pick
of the bowlers with an immaculate four over spell, and Tower Cavaliers were
restricted to a moderate total.
The Regents innings started where the Tower Cavaliers one ended with Ormsby
and Mortimer struggling to get the ball away in the face of more tight
bowling. Some good running between the wickets kept the score ticking over
though and Regents were always up with the asking rate.
Mortimer completed his stodgy half century (containing only three
boundaries) just before the end and was replaced by Farmer who saw Regents
over the line. Ormsby finished unbeaten (again) on 37 taking his Regents
batting average to a scarcely believable 176.
So a winning end to a disappointing season from a Regents point of view. I
would say here’s to a successful run in the plate but rather ridiculously
we’re playing the team that is second in Div 1 in the first round.
Submitted by John Mortimer of Regents