MILLIES RESTRICT BELLVILLE< BUT SQUANDER WIN OPPORTUNITY

 

Millies winning the toss on a very overcast, moisture in the air day and asking Bellville to bat first. Millies missing Groom Cloete, but Andy Milne back from his “K-day” take to the field determined to pick themselves up from last week’s debacle.

 

Petersen and Roach take first up and Roach clean bowling Bosman with the perfect Yorker, BCC 13/1 after 5.1, next in Fourie joins Volk. Ryan Milne replaces Petersen after 4 overs and immediately has Volk LBW for 8, BCC 23/2

 

Roach bowling the best for a long while making life difficult from the south end whilst Milne keeps pressure on as well for his first five overs. 15.1 Roach has Birkenstock cutting to Glanville at point, BCC 34/3. Roach bowls himself out for 10-1-24-2.

 

Andy Milne replaces brother but finds it hard from the north and after 2 overs is replaced by Kleinveldt who strikes on ball2 having Fourie caught by Hayes. BCC 65/4, Millies need to  avoid the debacle of last week and continue in getting wickets and restricting BCC.

 

4 overs later, MK strikes again bowling Janse Van Vuuren, BCC 70/5, meanwhile Andy M had returned from the south side and looked dangerous.

 

With MK and Milne bowling tightly, runs were not easy to come by, Botha hit some maximums to make it look better, but it was MK striking again having D Botha caught by Roach in the deep. BCC 104/6 after 39 overs.

 

Kleinveldt has Van Vuuren LBW in his next and then some poor calling / running, but some very attacking fielding had a further two run outs. Petersen replacing Milne who  had completed his spell 10-2-17-0, awesome bowling, eventually had Glanville bagging the final catch to dismiss Bellville for a paltry 131.

 

Kleinveldt finishing with 10-1-33-4, well bowled considering they were targeting him to go with the strong wind.

 

Target 132, Millies need to recall the first-round fixture chasing 145 where they only mustered 106 all out losing by 39 runs……….

 

Potgieter and Glanville open the innings and Glanville walking in his shots again was bowled by speedster Child, MCC 13/1. Snyman joined Potgieter and the two started working on pushing the scoreboard before Snyman tried a paddle sweep, missing or playing it onto his stumps. MCC 26/2.

 

Kleinveldt joins Potgieter, before Potgieter got a rush of poo and charged Fourie only to miss the ball and be hopelessly stumped out of his ground, two soft dismissals and MCC now 41/3.

 

The batters following could not master Fourie and fell like flies, Smit 4, Schwerin 1, Petersen survived 17 balls for his 3, Milne run out for 2, Hayes faced 21 balls and fought  hard and  finally Roach being run out by some spectacular fielding, direct hit from deep mid-on.

 

MCC bowled out for 78 in 35 overs giving Bellville a bonus point victory.

 

Sad that after a brilliant bowling and fielding display, the batting lacked confidence and a  match plan……!

 

REPORT COMPILED BY: COACH CRAIG

 

(Well, we seem to like making life hard for ourselves, but we know what is needed with  3 matches to go…….!)

 

 

Res ‘A’ One Day – MCC 2nd Team vs UWC played at MCC ‘A’

 

ANOTHER NEEDLE ENDING, BUT GOES UWC WAY

 

MCC batting first 162/8

 

  1. Hardenberg 43; M. De Vrye 26 and D. Crowley 23.

 

UWC 163/9 after 35.4 overs

  1. Hardenberg 10-4-10-4; W. Schoonraad 10-1-48-4.

 

Defeat by 1 wicket.

 

 

 

(Well done to 10th wicket stand of UWC.)

MATCH CARD REPORT COMPILED BY: COACH CRAIG

 

 

Res ‘C’– MCC 3rd Team vs Brackenfell CC played away

 

MILLIES SHORT OF RUNS

 

 

MCC 129/10

 

W.Cupido 28; E van Noordwyk 26 Brackenfell CC 130/3 after 24 overs.

MATCH CARD REPORT COMPILED BY: COACH CRAIG

 

Res ‘C’ – MCC 3rd Team vs Claremont CC played at MCC ‘A’

 

 

 

 

MCC 263/6

RAIN THE ONLY WINNER – WHICH CONCLUDES SEASON.

 

  1. Swardt 78; S.Pappin 41 and D. Herron 39*.

 

Claremont CC 61/3 after 17 overs No result.

MATCH CARD REPORT COMPILED BY: COACH CRAIG

 

(Well done team on a good season, need to find a match reporter that can play cricket, not a cricketer that can’t match report….!)

 

THIRD DIVISION – SEASON CLOSED 2nd MARCH

 

 

Until next week…………….

From the Boundary Rope was edited by Coach Craig Thanks for the respective input from the roaming reporters / skippers.