Saturday 27th May saw a 10 man Ivanhoe CC play Bamville CC. Hot day, skipper wins the toss and chooses to bowl.
A bad opening spell of bowling, still resulted in our guests being 3 down, mainly in part to some good catches. Dancer took over the bowling and bowled a tight line and length, although the odd batsman fancied a wild swing still! Dancer picking up 5 wickets to help restrain the run rate a little! Bamville posted 239 all out, with 5 minutes remaining in the time game.
A good tea followed before Collins and Dancer opened the batting. Dancer fresh from his 1 run the week before went out with the wise words of “it can only get better from here” ringing in his ear. Unfortunately it can also stay the same, as shown by Dancer departing for 1, followed shortly after by Collins (4).
This brought Max out, who with his usual bravado, went out promising a 50. Unlike usual Max did deliver with a quick fire 64. Assisted by Woodcock, who took a bit longer than Max to make a 50 as well! The fall of Max’s wicket followed by Parnell P and Parnell S shortly after saw Ivanhoe restricted, and soon were left with no realistic chance of winning. Still the benefit of a time game is a draw can be played for, so Woodcock and Abrahamson batted through to ensure a respectable draw against a strong Bamville side.
It’s approaching the time of the season when Ivanhoe should be looking for some big scores from the batting line up who all need to start to deliver!