Woodgreen v. Shanklin Sat 25th May 2019
By Andy Parker
WCC collapse again with injury hit side.
We've made it 3 defeats from 3 this season in the league and so time to add a little humour to our match report to cheer us up a bit!
Woodgreen 83 all out lost to Shanklin 85 for 2 by 8 wickets.
Woodgreen were struggling for players this week due to an increasing injury list...Russ injured himself bunny hopping behind the stumps last week, Penny decided to attempt diving off/through a loft ladder but without any success and Stu managed to injure himself getting out of bed on the way to his stair lift! All jokes aside, thanks to the club stalwarts of DP and DN who stepped in to help out and also Alan Harding who was sporting some shiny new shoes this week...clearly expecting future call ups this season!
Captain Pedro was still en-route before the game, so stand-in VC Rich stepped in to do the toss and we lost. Good start. WCC went in to bat with a slightly light batting order that's not really flowed runs so far this season. Renners was the only batsmen putting up any real fight with 30+, but everyone else collapsed quicker than a wet tissue in a hurricane...only Ankit (13) managed to end on double figures.
Not giving a lot for our bowlers to attack wasn't ideal to say the least, coupled with some absolute farcical throws in from the field we didn't really help ourselves and would very easily have been put to shame by any U9 side on a Sunday morning. There were two particular highlights that will surely make it on to the end of season montage...DP diving like a tin of John West Salmon for an excellent caught behind and Pedro's diving(!) stop behind at gully.
Bottom of report, must try (much) harder!
A more sensible version of events is below courtesy of Gordon:
Shanklin won the toss and put Woodgreen into bat, the innings looked well placed at 58 for 2 wickets when top scorer Andy Renshaw was 3rd out at 58, another familiar collapse then occured with 8 wickets falling for 25 runs in 12 overs, the last 4 wickets falling at the all out score of 83 from 29.2 overs. Ankit Madaan (13)was the only other double figure scorer. Matt Lambourne bowled the 29th over and took a triple wicket maiden.
Shanklin were faltering at 18 for 2 from 6.2 overs but then an unbeaten 67 run stand for the 3rd wicket in 17 overs with Seb Eggerton-Read scoring 41 not out as the target was reached at 85 for 2 from 23 overs. Jason Naish (2 for 37 off 9) being the only wicket taker.