Batting first, Calvo were soon in trouble as Darren Wright departed in the first over. But Ryan Evans joined Matt Dean and 64 were added before Ryan was caught behind. A further 63 were added by Cal and Matt taking the score to 127 before Cal smashed a long hop to deep mid wicket. With James Toogood not bothering the scorers a good position was in danger of being thrown away. Matt Dean remained composed as the wickets continued to fall although runs were added as well. When Matt was seventh out for a well structured 76 the total had moved on to 199. Flea & Jake Lowe then added a little impetus to the total and after 50 overs the score had reached 231-7. A fair total which gave the bowlers something to work with, but a good wicket & lightning outfield, meant we'd have to bowl/field well to have any chance.
Following a sumptuous salad tea, Attenborough's innings couldn't have got off to a worse start (as far as Calvo were concerned) as the ball disappeared to all parts. 42-0 from just 6 overs was not what the doctor ordered! However, Ryan struck in the very next over and when the 'slowies' were brought into the attack, Daz snared another and 42-0 had quickly become 62-2. Despite Brins & Daz exerting a little more control, McKinley & Bowles put together a partnership of 66 taking the score along to 128 before Kyle took the prize wicket of McKinley clean bowling him for 70. Although further wickets were taken by Brins, Kyle & Ryan, Attenborough always had their noses in front and as the 48th over was ending the target was reached with 3 wickets remaining.
Seven hard earned points in the fight against relegation.
MOM Matt Dean