Bouncebackability against Kenilworth
On a glorious summers day at the newly built Kenilworth Town, skipper Taplin lost the toss and Kenilworth inserted us in to field. Some excellent early batting on what seemed a belter of a wicket with a super fast outfield, Dave Edmunds and Nason tucked in early flying to 30 from 5 overs. Nuneaton looked in trouble, but the tides turned when Ricey removed Edmunds (28) and the scoreboard read 48 from 10 overs. Deeley and Nason continued to build before again Ricey got Deeley LBW for 9, and then an excellent catch behind the stumps from Andy Hough and Nason is gone for a well made 32. Tom Lawrence and the hard hitting Mitch Lowe took the total to 125 from 36 overs, before skipper Taplin joined the party collecting a superb 4 wickets, getting Lawrence(15), the vital wicket of Lowe(25), Melville(14) and Peebles(2) Nuneaton had taken control of the scoreboard @ 145-8 from 41 overs. Tony Dermot chipped in with his normal excellent line and length and with Kenilworth trying to push the score on, Tony grabbed the last 3 wickets to leave Kenilworth on a disappointing 162 all out, Dermot removing Kenilworth skipper Geoff Edmunds(4), Watts(1) and the final wicket Alty(4). A truly excellent team bowling and fielding performance, with Andy "scruff" Hough collecting 3 excellent catches replacing the injured Johny Allen behind the stumps
After an excellent tea, Nuneaton started up with the in-form Johny Allen and Dave Blower and some fine stroke play added 47 for the 1st wicket before Blower(17) was well caught by Geoff Edmunds, bowled Alty. Bringing Ricey to the crease, both were in decent form and the score continued to move at a pace before Allen (36) was out, score 71-2 from 17 overs. Kenilworth's wiley old spinner Geoff Edmunds bowled 13 overs for 38 runs but never got the critical breakthrough they needed and with Ruben Field and Russell Rice both in excellent form Kenilworth never got amongst the batters and both Ruben Field(31) and Rice(64) carried their bat to give Nuneaton another vital 24 pts in the race for promotion/survival
Umpires man of the match: Russell Rice 3 wickets from 15 overs and 64 not out
Great game played with an excellent spirit from both sides.
Next weeks big game Handsworth @ Weddington Road
BOUNCEBACKABILITY strikes again - keep it up guys, excellent work!!
Author : Mr Gadget