Report by Glyn Bartholomew
As part of this years NatWest Cricket Force Weekend a Kwik Cricket Tournament was organised. The day was surprisingly sunny given inclement weather preceding. Due to the reduced numbers on the day it was decided to have a Twenty20 match and the sides were selected with Clark and Floyd Wellington as captains.
Clark’s Crusaders batted first and had the partnership of the defensive Luke and big hitting Dan separated by a run out. Richie came in and scored a cheeky 15 which included a deliberate strike over the wicketkeeper's head. After Richie's departure there was a collapse which was shored up at the end by 11 from Coach Neven. The total was kept to a modest 45 by probing bowling. One of the highlights from the bowling side was a bouncer bowled by Matty which was well played by Dempsey Junior and Chalky beating Neven with sheer pace.
Floyd’s Fandangos opened with a Boycott-like innings from Laws with the captain heading back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers. The middle order then struggled with Matty being caught at square leg by Dempsey Senior. A partnership from the senior tail-end duo of James Male and Jon Dixon managed to bring them through to draw the game in the last over.
After the match the cup was presented to the Wellington brothers with man of the match going to Dempsey Senior for his important catch. The Wellington family also won the raffle prize, a bat signed and generously donated by Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.