'Verbal' then strolled to the wicket and with the pressure of the situation
weighing heavily on his mind (not) proceeded to plunder 33 off 27 balls.
Unsurprisingly he perished when trying to hit another boundary but only
succeeding in holing out to square leg.
(Steve Faux puts his back into it)
With Dinesh falling for a duck the
score was a dodgy looking 56 - 4. However Steve Pugh was still there and he
held the innings together with excellent support from John Fawcett at the
other end. Both played sensibly and gradually built a match winning
partnership. With the game looking reasonably safe they both accelerated and
runs came freely. Both were still there at the end with Steve on 78 and John
Earlier in the day Much Wenlock got off to the worst possible start with 3
wickets falling for just 7 runs. After a 53 run fourth wicket stand another 2
wickets fell but Madeley failed to push home their advantage and Much Wenlock
managed to get to 145 - 8 at the end of their allotted overs.
Scores were somewhat lower than expected but were probably due to a wicket
which had unpredictable bounce and indeed gave assistance to the bowlers. There
was plenty of movement off the wicket for seamers and spinners alike.