Saturday XI – Graveney (H)
Saturday’s game at home to Graveney was abandoned due to rain. After 30 overs TMCC were 172-6 with well made half centuries for Guy Kemsley and Malcolm Tunnicliff.
Sunday XI – Wateringbury (A)
On Sunday TMCC played a development XI against Wateringbury. After winning the toss and batting first, two early wickets had us struggling at 14-2 when Bill Calvert and Alex Coles steadied the ship. Bill would eventually be caught behind for a patient 3 from 36 balls.
Alex then upped the tempo in a blistering partnership with Thomas Lenham. He reached 50 and then went ballistic launching the ball to all parts before retiring on 92. Thomas went on to reach his first 50 in senior cricket for TMCC with some elegant strokeplay, and was caught trying to score some quick runs at the end of the innings for 66.
We finished with 221-7 from our allocated 36 overs, which seemed a competitive total on a good wicket with short boundaries.
Wateringbury’s innings got off to a fast start as Nayan, a name we all recognise, hit three fours in the first over he faced. However, Al Ramsay quickly removed two batsmen from the other end and they were in trouble at 32-2.
Wickets continued to fall steadily throughout the innings with the bowling shared around. Alex Stone deceived two batsman with slower ball bouncers and Thomas Lenham kept it tight with 2-8 from 5 overs. Will Rowlands then took his first wicket for the club and Josh Ramsay rounded things off with a wicket in his first over to bowl Wateringbury out for 154. Speaking of firsts, this was also Richard Sims’ first win as captain of the side.
Overall, a great performance with contributions from everyone involved, with a special mention to Toby, Alex, Izaak and Josh from the under 15s too.