Kevedon III’s came to town on Saturday 16th June, and once again confidence was slightly low with the home team having learnt late on that the two players who had scored 90% of our runs and bowled 26 of our overs the previous week would be unavailable. But as we found out there are others ready to step up !
Kelvedon batted first and made good progress, reaching just under 100 at the drinks break. A new bowling hero in the guise of an older player was found in Colin Holdgate who eventually took 4 wickets, and a smart one-handed catch from Jon Dawes also made up the highlight of the fielding performance. Some weary bowling at the end however meant Colne would have to beat 228.
Dan Shynn & Sam Holdgate were sent in early so that they could get in, get out, then go to work; that worked out fine; Sam not holding back…6,4,out ! Torquil & Cap’n Jack also got some good runs before both were caught on a pitch which was still providing some bounce.
This bought together the ‘old men’ of the team, Pat & Colin. Approx 1 hour later and a 135 run partnership took the duo over the line, with Pat especially grateful to some friendly legside bowling that enabled him to score 16 out of 19 boundaries using his favourite heave, eventually reaching 113 n.o.
A great game to get our confidence back and good to see we have strength in depth at this level.