Ivanhoe v Chaseville (6 July 2013) and North Mymms (7 July 2013)

Two match reports in one as despite being played on completely different pitches both matches were similar in many respects.
Played on the hottest weekend for some seasons Ives batted first on both days and whilst on an unpredictable pitch against Chaseville with the ball regularly keeping low or lifting unpredictably throughout the innings there was some excuse for only registering 72 with no one making double figures against some good bowling particularly from the Chaseville skippers excellent leg spin, to register only 146 against North Mymms on a perfect batting strip on Sunday was well under par with 200+ always going to be needed to have any chance of a win. Den, Earle & Richard all got into their 20’s and were going well but couldn’t go on to make the big score needed and & it was only with the aid of Andy H’s 22 towards the end of the innings aided by Ciarans 15no that the score of 146 was achieved.

So defending low totals in both matches, only Ciaran on Saturday with 2 early wickets and Adrian on Sunday dismissing the North Mymms opener made any inroads as inevitable defeats followed as, particularly on Sunday, the North Mymms batsmen showed how it should be done and a lesson to all to try and stick in there longer and the runs will come.

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