County Cup 1st round
Campion won the toss and chose to bat.
CCS got off to a good start, conceding only two singles off of the first over, bowled by Co-captain S Briggs. The next over was bowled by the other halve of the shared captaincy, J Rust. He was rewarded by his excellent bowling with a caught & bowled on the fourth ball, conceding only two off of the over. The next over (bowled by Briggs) proved a little more expensive for CCS, with Campion scoring 6, and Campion, with S Briggs taking two wickets, including a very good catch from behind the stumps by wicket keeper G Lawrence, which helped him to achieve fielding MOM. The next over saw G. Lawrence making a similar catch off of Rust’s bowling, conceding two off of the over. The following two overs bowled by the captains had two runs conceded in each. After six overs Campion had sixteen runs for four wickets. The next bowler was T Orosz, conceding yet another two for CCS. J Snook was next to bowl and gave one of the most expensive overs of the innings, with Campion scoring six. Orosz’s next over was a bowling MOM-winning performance by taking three wickets, including a golden-duck, and conceding only four, from a good shot played by W. Perzon that was played over the field and raced to the boundary. Those were his only runs, as he was bowled by Orosz two balls later. Snook’s next over conceded three runs, but no wickets. Orosz took his fourth wicket the following over and was followed by a maiden over from J Snook and an amazing wicket-maiden bowled by Orosz. The last wicket was taken by fifth bowler, H Day, with a good bowl to knock the bails off for the last time of the innings. Campion finished on forty-five all-out.
CCS had a bad start for their batting-innings with J Snook being caught for a duck. Two overs later J Rust was dismissed with only three runs to add to the score. In the next over later T Orosz was bowled by T. Sidebottom and headed back with a run. S Briggs showed a good batting display by scoring two two’s, a four and a single, only to be bowled by T. Carr. In the following over A Greenhill was bowled out for a duck, which was not helping CCS. The score: seventeen for five after six overs. The next batters in were batting MOM J Cox, who failed to be beaten by the Campion bowling, and J Wilde. Wilde got off of the mark on the first ball with a single, only to be stumped by wicket keeper S Guan. D Forbes was next in and after putting up a two-over fight went for one. G Lawrence was next in and got off of the mark for a single on the last ball of the over. He was faced by bowler J. Evans and after four dot-balls he edged the ball into the bowler’s hands, out for a caught & bowled.
S Kellett hit his wicket after another two overs and went out for a duck next and final batter H Day went for another duck to end the match. CCS finished on thirty-eight all-out, only eight short of a win.
A good afternoon of cricket for both schools and from everyone here at CCS we wish Campion good luck in the 2nd round whoever they face.
Report by G Lawrence
Well done boys and don’t forget training 3.30 – 4.30 on Thursdays.