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CCC vs Lisse

Match Reports 2012

CCC vs Lisse

Posted by: webmaster on Thursday July 12, 2012 (19:12:58)   (5178 Reads)
Clearly not aware of the motivation (or lack of it) at CCC, Lisse CC asked for a match on Sunday 24th June starting at nine am! The problems were numerous: the time, some people work on Sundays and a BBQ that began at 12.30pm. So, just finding a team for Chantilly was proving hard work and Rob, the cap, had to ask for Jimmy’s dad, Shaun Regan, and Kalim’s friend, Usman, to come and play.
So, on a wet Sunday morning at nine o’clock, the whole Chantilly cricket team had arrived but there was no sign of the team from Lisse. Finally, after half an hour of waiting most of them arrived and Rob got straight down to business by winning the toss (he must be using his special coin) and electing to field first on the basis that Chantilly are good at chasing runs....

Jimmy opened the bowling and claimed the first wicket in the fifth over and Kalim continued the attack with a wicket in the next over. Patrick Heard also got on the score sheet with an LBW decision against Saravanan.

Warren Pretsell preserved the family honour by getting a wicket, which was neatly caught by Jean-François Ripoche. However, when Lee Pretsell came into the attack, the crowd (Sue and Jonathan Pease) held their breath – would it be a traditional no ball or a wide? Sadly, it was neither, but a straight six from Bathu that was launched in the direction of the scorer’s box a.k.a. Rob’s car – the dent in the bonnet has the best chance of winning the “injury of the year” award so far.
The catching wasn’t the greatest in the history of CCC with seven potential wickets lost due to dropped catches. However, this could reasonably be blamed on the weather as by this time the rain was coming down in buckets. In the end, the opposition scored a total of 165 for 7 off 30 overs with their eighth batsman, Bathu, (rumoured to play for France Cricket) scoring 54 not out. Credit should go to Robin Richardson who got the most wickets with 3 for 28 off six overs.

Afterwards, the scorer (a.k.a. mum) was complaining that the cricket match should stop because it was dangerous and stupid to play cricket in the rain (and besides, they were late for the BBQ) but Chantilly was determined to go out and have a bat. Robin Oakley and Lee Pretsell were the two opening batsmen. They began by taking it easy, scoring only 18 runs in the first 8 overs but then they decided that they should quicken the pace. Jimmy clearly felt that they looked comfortable together and so he asked Rob if he could leave early with his dad – probably to prepare for Monday evening’s gig.

Rob had high hopes afterwards that Chantilly could win the match, until Lee was caught by the wicket keeper having scored 24 runs. Now people do say that rain is good weather for ducks, which Kalim duly proved by being bowled on his second ball. Chantilly regained some confidence when Usman went in and began scoring some runs by whacking the ball around a bit. But then, after some Rob’s dodgy calling and some misplaced shoelaces, Usman was run out for 4.

We thought that Warren would save the day but he was caught red handed and only scored 3. So with Jimmy absent, Patrick was sent in and it looked like Chantilly might yet have a slim chance of winning. Then disaster struck when Oakley was bowled by Bathu having scored an honourable 57 runs. Jean-François was sent in and scored 3 runs before getting bowled, also by Bathu. Robin Richardson only lasted a couple of balls before being bowled, also by Bathu – by this time we were well and truly “Battu” and proving the duck theory as well.

Jack Oakley was the last to be sent out and scored 3 runs, thanks to some generous umpiring by Lee Pretsell (trying to make up for the bonnet incident).

In the end Chantilly ran out of overs and dry towels, finishing on 132 for 7 with Patrick Heard scoring 23 runs not out and Jack Oakley scoring 3 not out. It was the fastest clear up ever after a cricket match, and some of us even made it to the BBQ – only to find that Adrian and Denzil had wolfed down all the sausages!

Jack Oakley
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