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It’s the blues for Marden when Capel win

By 9th June 2019 No Comments

Capel was due to be away to Blue House Marden on 2nd June, but as their pitch was not ready they came to FOG and chose to bat first. Waite (13) got them off to a good start, hitting a 4 in the 1st over, but was first out, bowled Rocky Grice, caught Juan van Heerden. Rocky struck again by dismissing E Moran (18) when the score stood at 41 in the 9th over. Blue House Captain M Tremain (53) set a pace of 5 runs an over before losing his wicket to Bim Gajjar, who had already bowled R Moran (12). By then Bennett was back in the pavilion, bowled by Capel Captain Ryan Walmsley for 0 in a wicket maiden over.

With only 3 batsmen left from a depleted Blue House team step forward Juan, who in a stupendous 3 wicket maiden (1-1-0-3) 25th over first caught & bowled Sanders and then bowled M Bennett and Cass. Blue House were all out for 117 in 25 overs.

Alex Stevenson opened the batting for the home side only to join the ‘Carpenter Club’ by being dismissed first ball. (Another pavilion board perhaps?) In a 2 wicket maiden R Moran then felled Jarad Young’s wicket. It was not an auspicious start for the hosts! Moran the Meteor didn’t stop there, for taking 4 wickets in 8 overs and conceding just 16 runs he had Kevin Jenner (17) lbw and bowled Jon Stronell (2). Jon might not have added much to the score, but despite being No. 4 he had the distinction of making the first run of the innings on the first ball of the 3rd over. With only 20 runs on the board in the 11th over it wasn’t looking good for Capel, but Vice-Captain Ian Matthews (44), who hit the first 6 of the entire match in the 17th over of the home side’s innings, turned the match around, until bowled by Collins with the half-century in sight. Ian was supported by Ryan (16), who had the luck to be dropped no fewer than 4 times before being bowled E Moran, caught Tremain, and Greg Ravilious (11), another E Moran victim. Darren Semple was 15 not out and although Juan was not out with scoring only one run it was 4 byes while he was at the wicket which won the match, taking Capel to 120 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 31.3 overs.