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Match Report - Dove Double

First Team

DCCL Division One

Hayfield 89ao v Dove Holes 167ao

Dove Holes win by 78 runs

Return of the Wats

Dove travelled to Hayfield for their first away trip of the season on what was a scorcher of a day. Grego suprisingly won a toss a Dove batted first.

Opening up Hally and DJ put on a good 44 before both fell quickly to leave Dove 46-2. Eddie and Jack took the score to 73 where both of them fell. Forder and Gilly then looked good moving on to 102 before Gilly picked out mid off. Dove kept picking fielders out and collapsed to 140-9. Carter and Waterhouse put on a good last wicket partnership of 27 to take dove to 167.

A score Dove were disappointed with- a few mini partnerships but we need to be more ruthless throughout the season- the feeling was we were 20 or so short of par but still in the game. Pick of the Hayfield bowlers young Jack cook 4-21.

Dove opened up with crich and Gilly who both bowled well- crich picking up the early wicket of wyatt. Pace on the ball at Hayfield though is always risky with the home side finding the boundary by luck or judgment taking the score to 52-1 before a mix up saw Forder run out Ramsay.

After a rare team talk at drinks Dove were fully on it. The Duke and Waterhouse came into the attack and slowed things up. The duke picking up Jojo who chopped on and then Wats trapping the big wicket of Evans lbw to leave hayfield 68-4.

The duke the picked up the oversea who attempted a big hit before Wats picked up the other big wicket on wood- snicking off to DJ.

This left Hayfield 80-6 and dove were ruthless picking up the remaining wickets quickly bowling Hayfield out for 89. Carter 3-21 and MOTM sponsored by European Evaluations Wats with a superb spell of 5-11.

Second Team

DCCL Division Two

Dove Holes 174/7 v Chapel 166ao

Dove Holes win by 8 runs

Dove Holes 2s beat Chapel 1s

Having survived the Hollingworth warzone the previous week the Dove holes 2s had their first home game of the season welcoming local rivals Chapel. Skipper Gregory lost the toss and Dove holes were put into bat.

Dove holes struggled early losing both openers for minimal gain before Young Roy dug in and Mark turner started to get his eye In. Young Roy departed before skipper Gregory arrived at the crease and started to Tee before being bowled for a quick 23. Mark Turner continued to show his class scoring a brilliant 66 before being caught. This set the stage for an excellent partnership before Mark Vernon and Wayne Collins to get the Dove to very good 174.

The second innings started and apart from an early wicket the Dove fielding was nothing short of leisurely. Dove started to improve but arrived at the drinks break 104-3. After a spirited Team talk from moty dove came out motivated to win. Two early wickets after drink gave dove hope.

The stage was set with Chapel at 139/5 with 11 overs left the warhorse got loose to close the game out. Requiring a wicket Hilly delivered a brilliant bouncer that was chopped onto the stumps. Dove continued to bowl and field tightly before a loose shot from the batsman was snared at full stretch by a diving Ted Johnson. After a potential catch of the year contender the over before Mark Vernon took another stunner putting Dove in prime position to win it.

With the game getting tighter and tighter and chapel only needing 14 runs to win Mark Hill picked up a crucial wicket. With just seven balls remaining in the game the chapel batsmen had a miscommunication between the wickets before Ted Johnson threw down one stump to win it.

Dove Holes win By 7 Runs in a thriller

The Geoff Mycock player of the game was Mark Turner

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