2nd XI Match Report 08 June 2019

Incredible Chase!!!

It was top of the table Flamstead 2’s that visited Potten End this week and a look at their previous results suggested that they have some serious scoring power but potentially not much in the locker when it comes to bowling. The batting was as expected, after wining the toss skipper David Raeburn inserted them to take advantage of the rapidly drying wicket. The openers were patient but got themselves out without scoring too heavily. It was the number 3 Debusis?? that really started to score heavily and was clearly playing well below his standard for this division going on to score 118 with Buddhika coming in late and smashing a quick fire 68 to get the Flamstead total to a challenging 259 for 6 off 40 overs, JD being the pick of the bowlers only going for 29 off his 8 overs. The small tea provided by Tommee didn’t last long so it was back out early!! This is where the day started to unfold as due to the poor weather earlier the firsts game had been cancelled and a few had been promoted to play for the 2’s! Jimmy opened with Andy Lee after his half century last week and to give the innings a bit of acceleration at the start and leave Jimmy to nurdle it around. The running between the wickets was good picking up 2’s and 3’s before Andy was caught for 33. The Krakkon’s poor form with the bat continued not really troubling the scorer bringing Az to the crease who started to up the rate. Jimmy eventually went for 51 – it was probably about the right time as the run rate was starting to climb and boundaries were required. Jason came out to support Az and take some of the pressure off. The bowling was better than we originally thought and it wasn’t easy to get the ball away, the run rate climbing to over 12 an over at one point. The turning point was one big over that went for 23; this set it up for a final onslaught at the Flamstead bowling as Jason finishing on 39 not out whilst supporting the hero of the day Az who scored the winning runs and 114 not out. It was one of the best run chases I have ever been involved in, great match and well celebrated after.