Men’s Weekend Review – 5th and 6th September
Saturday XI – Bells Yew Green 3rd XI (H)
On a bright and sunny day at the Old County Ground, Bells Yew Green 3rd XI were the visitors. After winning the toss and batting first, a fifty partnership between Richard Sims and John Paton was ended when the skipper was bowled for 13.
The pitch was slow and it was hard to read the pace of the ball. This combined with the grass being slightly long in the outfield, scoring was difficult. TMCC had battled to 82 when Richard Sims was stumpted after missing one of the few wider deliveries whilst half way down the pitch.
Steve Marsh added 29 and Guy Kemsley 35, before Guy was run out in the final over going for a quick single. TMCC finished on 170-6, which seemed a good score considering the circumstances.
Bells Yew Green started slowly and lost wickets at regular intervals. Al Ramsay kept it tight with one wicket for ten runs early on, but Malcolm Tunnicliff bowled beautifully with his usual variations, ending with excellent figures of 3 for 16.
Harry Kemsley was unlucky to go wicketless with a tight spell of 5 runs in 6 overs, but it was Simon Uttridge who removed some late resistance with three excellent catches, one off his own bowling, and another, a one-handed effort that looked like it was sailing over his head. Bells Yew Green were eventually bowled out for 114 in 38.5 overs.
Sunday XI – Cobham, Kent (A)
The game at Cobham on Sunday saw us set them 205 off our 40 overs, with Smyth and Kemsley both hitting beautiful half centuries.
Cobham managed to see off our total with 4 overs to spare, but it was a good game and played with a great spirit.