4ths Game 2 report:
We took on Newhaven 2s again, depleted down to 9 men(skipper lied saying someone else was turning up).
We won the toss and decided to bat as weather was rather hit and miss.
The skipper and Gillie went out to set a target, in fact Gillie set the target scoring his first century for RCC!
With great assistance from Lewis,Nick,Chris and the ever young Cliff we posted 156.
After tea we set about defending our total,with only 9 men and 5 bowlers bowling for the first time this season it was never going to easy.
Nathan bowled a pacey and accurate first spell and bagged a wickets with Callum backing him up admirably swing the ball of great lengths.
Mark came on for his first bowl in 9 months and took a wickets late on after fooling the batsmen with a straight ball.
With Newhaven 80 off for 2 at drinks things were not looking good, but credit too everyone spirits were high with Callum and Lewis ensuring heads didn't drop(you have to love thier spirit).
Experience was ordered, Gillie slowed the run rate and Cliff started flighting balls from way up high.
Run rate kept dropping and Chris had 4 overs of medium pace magic 4-2-9-2.
Cliff ended up with a big smile bagging Ray Wells C&B.
Still up against it with 30 runs to play with but needing 4 wickets it was time to let Nathan loose again, Stumps and Toes were needed, boy he delivered 3-0-6-2 for a final spell.
1 wicket required and 7 runs to play with The skipper and Gillie giggled and whispered surely not!
Over to you Cliff, give him a single we cryed and see what their Skipper can do?
Single taken here goes?
Out of the sky (eventually)came Cliffs delivery, their Skipper played 3 different shots at it, it hit his pad, it rolled towards the stumps, it must hit, IT BLOODY DID.
We won 2 from 2 and joint top of the League!!
Moral of the story: Anything is possible!!