Captain Daz was a popular man as he told the troops they were batting first. Will & Flea strapped em on as the bowlers squeezed into their shorts! Now the last time Flea & Will opened up you may remember they put on in excess of 200 so today's effort of almost a hundred was pretty poor in comparison! After Flea departed, a 'mini wobble' saw three further wickets fall without many runs being added, but Billy Bennett joined Will and progress was restored. Billy posted a fine half century and Will fell thirteen runs short of another Sunday century. Matt Dean carried on his fine form from Saturday with a quickfire 35. As tea was taken after 40 overs, 259-8 was on the scoreboard.
The visitors reply got off to a fine start as the ball frequently found the boundary and wickets were elusive. It seemed, as the opening pair put on in excess of 150, that victory was on the cards. Even when Father & Son (Daz & Ethan) did manage to take a couple of wickets the score was approaching 200 and defeat for Calvo appeared inevitable. However, when Daz dismissed Colston opener Peel for a fine 103, the rest of the batting collapsed in spectacular (almost Calvoesq) fashion. Daz finished with 3 wickets as did Billy B, Matt D & Kyle one each and C/B were bowled out for 235 with 2 and a half overs remaining. Remarkable!
Four more points in the quest for promotion.
MOM Will Peat