Enjoyable debut at West Chiltington

Buccaneers came up 20 runs short against a well organised West Chiltington & Thakeham side on Sunday 28 July. A fantastic day was had by all, despite the result – this was our first fixture at this beautiful village ground and we very much look forward to returning next year.

WC&TCC were off to a flyer, reaching 114 without loss as both openers struck rapid half centuries. Buccs had a much improved second quarter, however, taking regular wickets to restrict our opposition to 201 all out in the penultimate over of the agreed 40 – Angus Berry the pick of the bowlers with four wickets (in a welcome return to pitching the ball with his flighted left arm orthodox).

Buccs required five an over and were never quite up with the rate thanks to some very tight seam bowling from the hosts. Eswar Kalidasan struck a fluent 45 on debut but WC&T were deserved winners when your correspondent was bowled off the final ball of the match.

A special mention must go to John Bryant who was awarded the Buccaneers Cross for bravery for batting valiantly on one leg after suffering a nasty calf muscle tear in the field.

Innings of WC&TCC
M. Louw ct. O. Metcalfe b. A. Berry 60
E White ct. [Unknown] b. A Berry 71
R. Taylor ct. J. Bradley b. A Berry 1
C. Wyatt b. W. Metcalfe 0
H. Warmisham LBW b. A. Berry 9
A. Trees ct. [Unknown] b. J. Bryant 9
O. Holden b. G. Smith 12
I. Haggart ct. [Unknown] b. A. Rydon 3
R. Kucchadia Not out 9
A. Newman b. A. Rydon 1
B. Lucking c&b G. Smith 0
Extras 26
All out 201 (38.3 overs)

Buccaneers bowling
J. Bradley 4 1 33 –
R. Rydon 6 1 25 –
W. Metcalfe 8 – 41 1
A. Berry 8 – 55 4
G. Smith 7.3 1 25 2
J. Bryant 2 1 2 1
A. Rydon 3 1 7 2

Innings of Buccaneers
G. Smith ct. (wkt) H. Warmisham 2
J. Bradley ct. b. O. Holden 21
E. Kalidasan ct. b. O. Holden 45
O. Metcalfe Stumped b. O. Holden 6
A. Rydon ct. Warmisham b. B. Lucking 8
R. Goodyear c&b b. B. Lucking 4
R. Rydon LBW b. B. Lucking 11
A Berry ct. Haggart b. O. Holden 19
W. Metcalfe Stumped b. B. Lucking 20
T. Fletcher b. H. Warmisham 27
J. Bryant Not out 1
Extras 16
all out 181 (40 overs)

WC&TCC bowling
Bowler O M R W
R. Taylow 8 2 32 –
H. Warmisham 8 2 21 2
M. Louw 8 – 30 –
O. Holden 8 – 43 4
B. Lucking 8 1 53 4
WC&TCC won by 20 runs

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