Wisborough Green 1XI
Wizzy travelled to the picturesque town of Arundel looking again to change their fortunes from recent results. Unfortunately nothing changed to begin with and Monday again lost the toss and Wizzy were asked to bat on a low, slow wicket.
The opening spell from the Arundel openers was miserly to say the least and at 16 over’s had Wizzy at 19-2, this was not the start Wizzy had been looking for. Skipper Monday was now joined by Edwards and began to chip away at the tight bowling of the home side and put on a fine 71 partnership before Edwards, trying to force the pace, missed a straight one and was bowled for a fine 27. Monday continued to pinch singles and also hit the bad deliveries with a couple of lusty straight 6s.
He was now joined by the athletic Napper and between them started to get some momentum and the score started to move forward quickly. Monday continued to hit boundaries and Napper nurdled the ball around rotating the strike as much as he could and leaving the power hitting to his skipper. Napper was finally out for a fine 24 with just a few over’s left of Wizzys allocation, his skipper, Monday went on to a super ton finishing on 112 not out and the wizzy total had gone too 188-4 and hopefully a challenging total for Arundel to chase.
Arundel’s reply began disastrously and at 19-4 their chase looked over, Thatcher and Travena finally clicked and looked devastating. Skipper Ally James arrived at the wicket and started to turn the game a little bit back in the home teams favour. Along with Temple and Shoulders started to push the score along before James missed the infamous Farmer slower ball and was bowled for a fine 65, but at 115-6 the Arundel frail tail was exposed and the reintroduction of Travena saw the last 4 wickets fall and 30 points on its way back to Wisborough.
Skipper Monday said after “ This is fantastic, we have missed this feeling, that was a gutsy win and the performance of our bowling unit was tremendous, Thatcher’s opening spell was brill, and the late spell from Travena was devastating. The batsmen put in some fine performances as well to give us the target we wanted.”