1st XI Match Report 24 Aug 2019

Report by Will

Match report – Home to Dunstable 3s 24/8/19. Having gone top of the league the week before the 1st team had it back in their own hands and were keen to cement that position with a home win against Dunstable 3s. Skipper Jimmy lost the toss and we were sent out to field on a warm afternoon. Steady wickets fell throughout the Dunstable innings and we managed to get them at 81-6. A partnership then developed which crept the score up to 126; it has to be said this partnership wouldn’t have happened if a regulation caught behind had been given (Paul and the slips were more than convinced). The partnership was broken by Fenster who quickly mopped up the the tail and ended up with superb figures of 7.2-1-16-4, Dunstable ending the innings on 134. The rest of the wickets were shared out, Adam and Will with 2 each and Mike and Jason Lee with 1. After an excellent Andy Lee tea we went out to bat but lost two very early wickets, Harry caught superbly in the gulley and Haseeb getting bowled. Az and Jimmy recovered things until another superb catch by the same gulley fielder removed Az for 36. After Mike was removed Fenster came in with the score at 95-4 and along with the skipper guided us home to a comfortable 6 wicket win. Jimmy ended up on  a well made 49* ensuring he was on the field the entire match. Fenster with his 4 wickets and 20 not out was a clear candidate for Man of the Match.

Elsewhere in the league our bogey team Flitwick did us a favour by beating Stevenage increasing our lead at the top. Two games to go!