Ivanhoe v Rivetts – 19 May 2012

First game of the 2012 season, on what could be described as soft wicket and outfield.   Ives win the toss and ask Rivetts to bat in a 40 over game. Opening the bowling, Richard and Andy ccc. It’s not long before Richard strikes with a fine catch from Sid who kept busy in the field. Not to be outdone Andy cc strikes, not bad a wicket in the first game and a catch for Tim. First change sees Andy H picking up a wicket, this is backed up by Tim at the other end picking up 2 wickets . Rivetts score is boosted with two 50s from Amer and Shomas. Bowling continues with spells from Phil P , having a workout and a wicket, also Den with a wicket as well as AD from a Quick stumping from Phil K. Rivetts score ends on 162.

After tea, opening are AD and Den. AD soon departs for a duck and Den is joined by Bob the Batsman Collins. Ives score reaches 34 before Den departs for a 20 which brings Richard to the middle. Richards positive start helps the score along, and is backed up by Bob. Rich falls for 26, and the game is still in the balance . With the middle order and the departure of Bob the Batmen for 55, carrying on from his last game last season , the innings slows . A few boundaries are needed to keep the target in sight. With wickets still falling this brings the last pair of both Andys to the middle AndyCC hits a 6 then is bowled. Ives score ends on 141.

Looking forward, all bowlers picked up wickets, a solid start from Bob with a 50, a target for all of us in the top 4 to do?

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