Match vs Talygarn, Llandaff

Author: Dave  |  Category: Matches

Northern had to play second in the table Talygarn who had been making big scores for fun.
With Jimmy Vaile once again late, this time due to getting the day wrong, Barrie Willacott was promoted to open alongside Russell Palmer but his opportunity came to nought as he was LBW facing his first ball. This brought Gareth Jones to the crease who was determined to seize the opportunity and he and Russell started well against the openers and the runs ticked over. Unsurprisingly Gaz was setting the pace. The first controversial moment came off the last ball of the opening bowlers spell when a full toss clipped Russ’ bails but following a short delay Brett Clarke umpiring called the no ball.

This led to a bit of needle for the next few overs and Gareth smashed Northern’s first six of the season before chipping a return catch back to a bowler for 34. Ashish Chatap came in determined not to hole out cheaply and he set off where Gareth left it before Russ was bowled for 20 by a great delivery from the wily Talygarn bowler.

Steve Norman came in and proved a useful foil to Chatap before he holed out and Jimmy saw the innings to a conclusion as Northern posted their biggest total of the season clinching maximum batting points on 121.

Talygarn would have gone into their innings undaunted as they’ve hit bigger scores in almost every game this season but Northern had a full bowling attack to try to counter. The reply really was an innings of two halves as the score was around 75-0 when sixth bowler Ashish Chatap finally broke the partnership as he bowled the opening batsman Palmer for 41. From here he and Clarke really turned the screw and some economical bowling pushed the run rate up and up. When the score rose to 44 with 4 overs remaining, 2 from Ashish and one each from Gareth and Ashley Chedzoy made the task look impossible. Northern took a safety first approach spreading the field and Baz picked up a direct hit run out and shared another with Gaz. Gaz also held a catch from Ashish and Chedzoy completed his spell with a wicket last ball. It was left to Gareth Jones to bowl the last over with 26 required and despite a slogged four getting them past 100 Talygarn fell 18 runs behind.

An excellent performance from Northern both with the bat and ball and in the field and a lesson that one wicket can change an entire innings.

  R Palmer       Bowled        Young       20
  B Willacott    LBW           Rosenberg    0*
  G Jones        Caught        Griffiths   34
  A Chatap       Not Out                   22
  S Norman       Bowled        Griffiths    6
  J Vaile        Not Out                   11
  A Chedzoy
  D Jones
  D Perkins
  D Manley
  B Clarke
  Extras                                   28
  Total                                   121-4

                     O   M   R   W
        Rosenberg    4   0  23   1
        Young        4   0  13   1
        Prosser      4   0  15   0
        Fry          1   0  11   0
        A Griffiths  4   0  35   2
        M Morant     1   0  19   0

  Palmer         Bowled        Chatap      41
  Marant         Ct (G.Jones)  Chatap      23
  Evans          R/O (Willacott)           10
  Prosser        Bowled        Chedzoy      7
  Rosenberg      Not Out                    7
  Griffiths      R/O (G.Jones/Willacott)    3
  Williams       Not Out                    0
  Extras                                   12
  Total                                   103-5
                    O   M   R   W
        G Jones     4   0  20   0
        A Chedzoy   4   0  23   1
        D Perkins   2   0  18   0
        R Palmer    1   0  14   0
        B Clarke    3   0  12   0
        A Chatap    4   0  13   2

                 bat bowl catch runout stumping play TOTAL
  G Jones         49  12    5      5             10    81
  A Chatap        27  32                         10    69
  R Palmer        25  -5                         10    30
  J Vaile         16                             10    26
  A Chedzoy           10                         10    20
  B Clarke             9                         10    19
  S Norman         6                             10    16
  B Willacott    -10              15             10    15
  D Jones                                        10    10
  D Perkins            0                         10    10
  D Manley                                       10    10

Man of Match - G Jones

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