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May 14, 2019

Chigs vs Galleywood, 12/5/2019

Report by Dan 'Scoop' Lewis

Form Guide: We came 4 runs short of our chase against Galleywood last year – was history going to repeat itself?

Location: Slades Lane, Galleywood

Format: Timed game.

Toss: Chigwell, opted to field.

Outfield: Hedgy.

Weather: Pleasant if cool.

Result: Scores level draw

Galleywood: 197-9 dec (38 overs), C Murray 64, Z Hicks 41, P Woods 40,

R Hannant 6-0-26-3, N Allum 9-2-28-3

Chigwell: 197-9 (40 overs), D Lewis 39, R Allum 38, R Orange 35,

S Wicks 3-0-26-2, D Walton 9-1-33-2

Link to full Scorecard: http://chigwell.play-cricket.com/website/results/4048624

Galleywood started strongly with Murray hitting a number of (mis-timed!) one bounce fours. He was eventually undone by Rob O’s ‘flipper’. Hitchcock fell to a curious dropped-catch/stumping innovation behind the stumps. Woods helped up the pace until he was felled by Ade’s slower ball. Hicks renewed the attack as wickets fell around him until Hutchinson cleaned him up and the tail stodged a few overs before the declaration.

With Nav (ankle) and Owen (life) injured it looked like Chigs were starting with 2 already back in the Pavilion. R Allum and Hutchinson kicked things off, Mark racing off to a run a ball 29, dismissed top-edging to the keeper. Rob (38 off 72) remained stoic as Abbas, Nick and Rich (S/R 200) came and went. Lewis (39 of 31 balls) and Orange (35* at a run a ball) put on a partnership of 62, before, at 183-6, Lewis holed out to Long Off to set up a tantalising conclusion.

With 13 required off the last 3 overs the tail failed to wag (Evans and Clunes all registered blobs). Nav, with his badly twisted ankle, limped out, pads over jeans, and hobbled through for a single leaving Rob O needing 5 to win off two balls. A dot and a four (piercing a packed leg-side field) lead to a scores-level draw in a thrilling game of timed cricket.

Notes on Opposition:

Felt like a Under 15/Over 40 game, although a little closer to Under 18/Over 60. The youngsters provided the bulk of the runs, the elders bowled awkward nagging lines on a slow and low pitch.

Social:

Galleywood has a nice bar in nice surroundings. Shame this reporter had to rush off to see his fictional girlfriend.

Images:

Rob A after his pre-match warm-up.

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Gremlo "back in natural territory" and the Gidea Park Predator

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Abbas in full flow.

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WhatsApp highlights:

Owen: “I'll be there. I might be a bit tired.”

Ade: “Who said Dads Army? 😂”

Dan: “When you tie a game you end up with so many coulda, woulda's. You can always find that one run somewhere...”

Personal Highlight:

The look of fear on James face as a high catch came his way:

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