CCC vs Charlbury
1st vs 2nd in Div 8
With lots of 1st team players missing, a young 2nd team put in a spirited performance against a strong Charlbury XI. We won the toss and put them in on a green wicket. Godfrey bowled 15 overs on the reel, beating the bat on many occasions without quite getting the edge. Jack Gotzheim bowled an excellent probing line as was unfortunate to end up wicketless. Cameron Bullock and Ethan Viljoen each ended up with one. Jonathan Marsh also challenged the bat but was unlucky to miss out on wickets. Well bowled all.
Charlbury declared on 197 leaving us 51 overs to get the runs. Godfrey and Gadsby got to 24, fending off some challenging short pitched bowling. When both fell to good Charlbury bowling there was a flurry of wickets until Marsh, and Steve Bulock at no.10 dug in to give Charlbury a scare. We ended up 106 short but with credit in the bank for effort.
Many thanks to Charlbury for playing the game in the right spirit. We look forward to the return fixture in Juky.