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Ambleside 1st Team - Match centre

Coniston
Ambleside
Sat 1 Jul 14:00 - Westmorland Cricket League - Division 2 Drawn

6 points a piece

Who lost points due to rain...?

Ambleside batted first on a spongy, two paced track, getting off to a flyer of a start making 40 in no time, before Oli missed timed a drive and was well caught at mid off. Number 3, 'Mouth' batted sensibly for his 20 but it was down to 10 and 11 to add the extra runs at the end of the innings to allow Ambleside to post a well below par 106 all out. Iain, from now on refered to as 'Dot, I love facing dot balls, Cotton' faced many many balls for his single run but without him Ambleside could well have been all out within 20 overs so Dot, you're doing a fine job! Johnson topped scored with 22 and Tush got a duck, quack quack. Rain had already arrived but after a nibble and a drink Coniston began their run chase loosing two quick wickets. The umpires chatted and took us off at 25 for 2 with the game well balanced. Coniston would say they could have easily knocked them off whereas Ambleside thought 15 points were coming their way.
Player of the half match goes to Ben as he hit the only six and that is what cricket is all about, my opinion of course. It always makes me smile listening to fielders making comments (I think it's called sledging) about being aggressive when batting. It appears that if you open the batting you need to play a certain way and if you attack or try hitting the ball for six then you are letting your team down or you have reversed the order and the tail end are in. I like to see it as it's more fun to wack the ball for six than block it and it makes no difference if it's the first ball, 30th ball, 100th ball or last ball of the game. Anyway, onto the next game, will anyone hit 6 sixes in an over?!!!

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# Team Played Points
1. Ambleside 18 170
2. Holme 18 148
3. Bare 18 141
4. Shireshead A 18 129
5. Ingleton 18 126
6. Coniston 18 122
7. K Lonsdale 18 121

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