The Mickleton Butcher raises the steaks with some meaty blows
June 17th, 2017
Saturday saw the visit of FISSC to the Bratches. With the sun on their backs, FISSC won the toss and decided to bat.
A tight opening spell of bowling from S Groves brought the 1st wicket to fall with Lindner taking the catch at cover. A cracking catch in the gully from D Moore Jnr saw the no3 back in the pavillion soon after. With captain Harrison setting some imagenating fields and rotating his bowlers well in the stifleing heat FISSC struggled to get the scoring rate above 4 an over. He then brought on J Hicks, who had come out of retirement to play in the game, and he responded well picking up 3 wickets in an impressive spell. If FISSC were hoping the tail would wag at the end of the innings, the butcher of Mickleton D Moore Snr had other ideas, taking 2 wickets in 2 balls to halt any recovery. An all round cracking effort in the field saw FISSC all out for 179 at tea, a total that seemed to be someway below par…..
After tea openers S Nicholls and D Moore Jnr set about the target of 180 quickly, but Moore soon departed for 10. In came Sipthorp at 3, who was batting well until he was caught in the covers for 29. J Groves departed next ball, somewhat controversionally having been adjudged caught behind.
With FISSC’s tails up D Moore Snr soon hit some meaty blows through the covers to get the scoring rate up. He and S Nicholls, who was also hitting some sublime drives, soon chased the target down within 25 overs to complete an enphatic victory. S Nicholls finishing on a very impressive 81* and D Moore Snr contributing a steady and well constructed 37*. With 22 points in the bag, thoughts turned to next weeks game away at Overbury.
Match report by S Groves