Teddington CC - 3rd XI Vs Twickenham CC - Friendly XI - Sunday 30th April 2017

TCC 3s played their final warm-up match on Sunday 30th April, against local rivals Twickenham.

TCC lost the toss, and were asked to field, and quickly reduced Twickenham to 7-2, with excellent bowling from Robin, shrugging off the side-effects of a marathon the week before.

At the other end, Stuart Kelly toiled away and was unlucky to not register in the wickets when "bucket" hands Tom Cassady shelled an absolute goober.

Sadly that set the tone for the fielding effort, with catches going down at regular intervals; none worse than Nick M's but at least that was off his own bowling!

Relatively light on bowling TCC employed Barney, Nick L and Aus to whip through the overs, which they did, although there was plenty of dross mixed in with some good stuff, mainly from Barney.

Twickenham's opening bat got a x4-life 50, but their number 5 hit an outstanding 70-odd off not many, with Will bowling well despite the carnage.

At tea, off their 40-overs Twickenham had set TCC 218.

The second innings started with the heavy-weight opening partnership Cassady and Austin. The only quick single attempted ended up with Austin in a heap so they then stuck to smoking it to the boundary. They raced to 120, both reaching 50, and the only thing that was going to split them up was enforced retirement to give the other batters a go.

Unfortunately, Rory and Rich didn't read the memo either and smashed the last 100 off the next 12 overs, with Rory hitting some glorious strokes and Rich continuing good pre-season form.

TCC romped to victory with 12 overs to spare and without any batsmen actually being dismissed.

Definitely sterner tests to come in the League next week, but we are looking forward to the successful campaign ahead - especially if we can learn to catch!

View the scorecard here