Teddington CC - 4th XI Vs Richmond CC, Middx - 5th XI - Saturday 20th May 2017

Teddington picked up probably their easiest win of the season against bottom of the table Richmond.

Some games aren't that hard, especially when the opposition win the toss and rather bizarrely decide to bat on a cloudy and blustery day. The excuse given by the stand-in captain was that there were only a few of them at the ground when we were tossing up and he didn't know most of the team! OK!

Matt threw the ball to Ned Langlands-Pearse and Ned duly obliged by bowling a brilliant spell of medium-fast pace which had the Richmond batsmen in all sorts of trouble from the off, but to be fair to them, having a pace bowler who can get a length ball to bounce around head height is always difficult to deal with. Ned finished with excellent figures of 10-1-25-6 and even chipped in with a couple of catches. Man of the Match contender, clearly!

Ned was ably supported by "TK" (Tauseef Khan) who also returned enviable figures of 4.1-2-4-3 and as the opposition had only turned up with ten men, they'd only posted a modest total of 84 for us to chase down.

Matt, not feeling fully fit this season due to an ongoing medical condition, decided to hand the responsibility of chasing the runs down to Dilan Camball and Hasan Aziz. Because we'd bowled the opposition out so quickly (in only 28.1 overs), Danny Caitlin hadn't had time to get our tea ready, so Dilan and Hasan comfortably got us to 28 without loss, before most of us sat down for cakes and sarnies. Resuming in a comfortable position, there was no real drama as they saw us home for the loss of zero wickets. It's always nice to get a 10 wicket win, even if the opposition was, by their own admission, very weak.

Author: Matt O'Toole

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