A great win for the 2s
UWMCC travelled to Worcester seeking to rectify the wrongs of previous years handed down to them by Worcester Uni.
Upon arriving at the ground it was clear for UWMCC to see that this was the definition of ‘village’. This was compounded by the fact the covers had leaked, meaning soggy patches on a length and on the return crease cast the game into doubt. However, due to Worcester turning up late, (and Robinson’s shrewd knowledge of the rule book), UWMCC won the toss by default and stuck Worcester into bat on the dodgy wicket.
Like any high intensity test match the first hour of play is always key, as the game can’t be won but can be lost in this time frame. Dogra decided to cash in on the juicy wicket bowling one of the great swing bowling spells to join the ranks of vernon philander, james anderson and zaheer khan, as he ripped out the worcester top order with some unbelievable deliveries…this included an outrageous hattrick which was met with jubilant scenes. Worcester tried to hit their way out of trouble, but Dogs was well supported by his bowling partners (Birch, Annandale, Robinson and Tails) who all chipped in at regular intervals. Despite poor fielding, UWMCC restricted Worcester to 103 all out.
Williams and Nedmonds banished all of last years nerves with a solid start – the troublesome left armer proving no match to the staunch forward defensive of the two openers. Williams played some gorgeous shots around the park, effectively scoring half the teams runs. Despite a few hiccups along the way (the wickets of nedmonds, anish and thomas), UWMCC were calmly shepherded to the green pastures of victory by wolverhampton wonderman danny williams, who finished on 56*, a welcome boost to the average.
The next two games will be critical, due to the strong nature of the opposition that is to be encountered. I urge you to let me know as soon as possible if your availability changes, as the 2s seek to build on some great team spirit.
Man of the Match: Arjun Dogra / Danny Williams
Champagne Moment: Dog’s hattrick
Dick of the Day: Nedmonds for engaging in chat with those on the boundary whilst fielding…and then dropping one in front of them