Tetsworth 2nd 104 (32 overs)
Tim Jarvis 7-18
Charlbury 2nd 85
On a sunny afternoon Tetsworth batted first. Ellie and Carla opened the bowling for Charlbury and got them off to a good start. Early on Carla wrapped a batsman on the pads and he was given out adjudged LBW. Carla was bowling a good spell, making the batsmen play and miss and getting some movement off the pitch. Ellie too was bowling and had quickly settled into a good line and length which was making run scoring difficult. The runs started to come although it as slow going as Charlbury were bowling and fielding well. Then Carla grabbed her second wicket when she clean bowled the new batsman leaving Tetsworth two wickets down early on. After bowling six overs Ellie came out of the attack and was replaced by Tim. Tim quickly dropped into a great line and length and started to cause problems for all of the batsmen. A couple of overs later another change in the bowling was made as Carla left the attack and Dean entered it. The batsmen now started to play a few more shots as they grew in confidence and they managed to find a couple of boundaries. Then Tim got the breakthrough when he bowled one batsman. Things got even better for Charlbury as the new batsman did not hang around long with Tim clean bowling him as well. With little turn on offer Dean left the attack and Paul entered it. The new batsman went on the offensive and hit a couple of early fours. Tim was bowling magnificently well and all of the batsmen were having great problems even scoring a run off him. Paul had dropped into a good line and length and was starting to cause some problems for the batsmen. Slowly the runs started to rise, but just as it seemed like Tetsworth might be coming back into the game Tim grabbed another wicket when he bowled one batsman. The batsmen now just tried to keeping the scoreboard ticking over for a few overs and tried not to lose any more wickets. The running was hard as Tetsworth continued to try and reach a score they could defend. One batsman had been scoring the bulk of the runs and Charlbury were going to need to get him out if they were to win the game and it was Tim who got him when he clean bowled him. Next over Paul got a wicket when Carla took a catch off of his bowling. Charlbury were completely on top and were looking like getting a wicket every over. Tim bowled the new batsman and then soon afterwards bowled the next batsman to pick up his sixth victim of the day. The end was not long in coming when Ellie took a catch off Tim’s bowling to leave Tetsworth 104 all out.
Charlbury went out to bat with Charlie and Neil, but things did not go to plan. In the first over Charlie missed one and was bowled meaning Andy had to make an early appearance at the wicket. Andy was not there long as in the next over he was wrapped on the pads and given out adjudged LBW. Ayan now entered the fray. The Tetsworth bowlers had settled into a great line and length and were making run scoring very difficult. Things got even worse for Charlbury a couple of overs later when Ayan was wrapped on the pads and given out adjudged LBW. Tim now strode to the wicket and he and Neil had to try and re-build the innings. Slowly the runs started to come, although some of this was being helped by a plethora of extras. Neil edged one and was caught leaving Charlbury four wickets down. Paul now strode to the wicket. Both batsmen now played very cautiously, trying to make sure they did not get out, but still looking for ones and twos. Paul started confidently pushing the ball around on both sides of the wicket for singles. Tim was looking good as he stroked the ball around, but mainly playing defensively against the many good deliveries that were being bowled. The overs were ticking by and the score was moving along albeit slowly. Both batsmen now looked as if they were intent in seeing off the opening bowlers and then seeing what else Tetsworth had. Just as it was looking like they might manage this Tim was wrapped on the pads and given out adjudged LBW. Dean now entered the fray and he and Paul saw off the opening bowlers. Charlbury were more than half way to their target, but had lost half of their wickets. A double change in the bowling was now made as both opening bowlers had finished their allotted twelve over spells. Both of the new bowlers dropped straight into a great line and length from the off and both batsmen struggled to get the ball away. Paul hit out at one, but the ball flew straight to a fielder and was caught. Carla now came to the crease. Then Dean hit out at one and he too was caught. Martyn now came to the crease, but was not there too long as he was quickly bowled. Ian now came to the wicket. The wickets were falling quickly, but the runs were not coming quickly enough. Carla hit one straight at a fielder and was caught meaning Ellie had to come to the crease. Still a long way from victory, but edging closer every over. Ian hit a few runs, but the game was over when a quick single was called and Ellie did not quite make her ground and was run out leaving Charlbury 85 all out.
Charlbury 2nd 6 points