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Fixtures and Results | Match Reports

Date Against H/A Link Result Captain/Score
Wed 27 / 4 / 2022 Kings Heath C.C. Away Won by 46 runs. Old Mo 202-3. Oppo 156-3.

SCORECARD

Strong Start to the T20 Season

The first T20 fixture of the season was a short away trip south down the A435 to Kings Heath.

Being still early Spring and a wind chill feeling like a Reykjavikian mid-winter the game was pushed forward to a 17:30 start. Most fitmen assembled on time, (Billy got lost ) to find Pavillion bar sadly closed, as it remained for the length of the game.

Unperturbed, sober and a bit parched the fitmen won the toss, with a random panic call of heads against all logic (Welsh and geographical madness) and elected to bat.

Gavlar and Stevie Nicks strolled out to what looked like a green seamer. It did a little bit early with the Heath’s opening bowlers finding both swing and seam. This accounted for Stevie who fell for just one to a good one.

In walked Sam Moore at 3 - Now there’s been some good partnerships over the years, Dravid/Sachin, Greenidge/Haynes, Turner/Hooch. We can add Hall/Moore to this exclusive pantheon.

They put on an Old Mo T20 Club Record (citation needed) partnership of 147. The belligerent, bludgeoning cuts and smashes over the field of Dr Gavin Hall were complimented by the more cultured stroke play of Sam Moore.

Both men passed 50 in no time, both raising their bats to show their respective bat sponsors (Advance Hair Studios /Carling Black Label).

Being proper club men and not playing for averages they pushed on in the final overs. Gavlar making 78 off 44 balls was out stumped. Sam is top-scoring with a massive 86 off 47 balls being caught in the deep. That just left Brother Nut to cameo with 10 off 7.

202 -3, not a bad effort that.

With a tall total ahead, Kings Heath certainly started with the intent of chasing it down.

Nokia took a bit of stick early. so, captain, Jones rotated his vast arsenal of medium/fast (it’s all relative) bowlers to try and suppress the run chase. All 4 had three overs with about the same results Jones 1/27, Mould 0/24 Timmys 0/28, Jack 0/20.

Whilst scoreboard pressure was still a factor, the game was still in the balance going into the 14 over, two Heath batters were well set and seeing the ball well against the sightscreens. In comparison, fielding was getting very difficult with the sun now set. But the game was sewed up with spin twins Dave Moore and Billal each bagging a wicket.

Fitmen win by 46.

We retired to the main clubhouse for HPA, Carling and Butty Bach knowing that this was a good victory again a strong side. Always good to have even games played in the right spirit, so looking forward to the return fixture in August.