Remnants vs. The Woozlers

18:00, Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Fitzwilliam College

Remnants (102/7 in 15 8-ball overs)
lost to
The Woozlers (104/2 in 13.2 8-ball overs)
by 8 wickets.

Report by John Young:

After a smattering of showers earlier in the day, the weather decided to cooperate for our match against the Woozlers. When I arrived at the ground, Remnants were preparing to bat. Hence whatever drama accompanied the toss will have to go unreported here.

The drama of the match proper began immediately, with three cheap wickets falling inside the first three overs. This left Ed Pyman (31* retired) and soon after captain Joe White (30*) to hold the innings together. They did this admirably, minimising risk while scoring at a decent rate. Unfortunately the rest of the team wasn't able to offer much support after Ed retired, the next highest score being 6 by Anand Kairamkonda. It could be argued that we tried hard to get Ed back in after he had retired on 31*, but Ed scuppered this plan by removing his pads, hence when Joe reached the retirement score in the final over, it was decided that he should continue batting.

Remnants were thus left defending a score of 102. This looked insufficient at the start of the Woozlers' innings, and so it proved. The bowling was generally tight, especially a spell of 1/15 from Faruk Kara. However, the lack of scoreboard pressure meant that the Woozlers could afford to play out sequences of dot balls whenever the bowling demanded it. In the end they reached the target at the beginning of the penultimate over, with a six off the unlucky Naveen Chouksey (0/20).