Dollar CC v Clackmannan CC
6-A-Side Indoor Cricket League
Sunday 9th March
YYYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Finally, after 2 defeats as DCC Captain (and 2 defeats to Buck in 6-a-side training last week) we finally won a game with me at the helm! This week saw the start of the indoor 6-a-side league which will be played at the academy over the next 5 weeks. The league consists of DCC, Stirling County, Doune, Callander, Redding & West Quarter and our county rivals Clackmannan.
Our first game was against Clackmannan and after I won the toss (another first!) I elected to bat. The signs were worrying when it turned out 5 of the 6 team members playing were extremely hung over from the previous evenings frivolities. (Shows how good of a night it was if they were still hung over at 5pm the next day!) Buck and Georgie opened and after a couple of quick singles in the first over, at the end of the over an even quicker single was ran by Buck Senior, straight out of the fire door for a quick howl. This reinvigorated Buck and with George at the other end they created a great opening partnership before the first of many run outs for DCC. I came in and after starting well with George, it was then my turn to run out my partner! This brought out the indoor cricket stalwart Fox who batted well and steadied the innings. I then reached 25 which meant I had to retire which then brought Mel to the wicket. After a couple of lusty blows including a 6, another run out followed and after Jason spooned a catch to mid off for a duck, I came back in to finally run Fox out with 4 balls to go! After all that excitement we were all out for 84.
In reply Georgie opened the bowling and both he and Jason who followed bowled tight against the hard hitting Tariq of Clackmannan. Tariq made a quick fire 21 before playing on in George’s second over and this changed the complex of the game. Another tight over from Fox saw Clackmannan begin to panic which lead to 2 quick run outs and a good catch by Jason. Mel and Buck also bowled two tight overs each and in Bucks second and final over the final Clackmannan wicket fell caught just off the boundary wall by George. Clackmannan were all out for 68 and DCC won by 16 runs.
For next week we need to work on our ground fielding as we were all a little rusty and also our calling and running between the wickets.
A big thanks to Stuart for offering to score which also allowed PK to still be in the clubhouse when we arrived for our celebratory drink after watching the mighty England beat Wales!
Next Sunday our opponents are Stirling County but before then we have training at the Academy on Wednesday at 6:30pm.