With Kilve having avoided the showers plaguing the surrounding villages, the match started on time with Kilve losing the toss and being put in to bat. Jay Darrell and Will Munro got the innings off to a steady start before Jay attempted to dispatch a ball into the cornfield and was promptly bowled.
In walked Alex Rees – ’nuff said, Alex – that’s a £1 fine please!
Rocky and Will then proceeded to notch up their fourth consecutive 50 run partnership before Will drilled the ball like a bullet straight into mid-off’s hands and was out for 27.
Ian Head kept things ticking along nicely whilst Rocky sized up the square leg boundary but promptly found the only man on it, and was out for 46. Chris Blazey then blazed away for 31 followed by some aggressive batting from Sam and Martin James with Kilve’s final total sitting pretty at 180.
With some tight bowling from Munro and M. James, followed by debutant Dr. Dan Sefton and Alex Rees, the Ilton reply was kept at under 2 runs an over for some time until B. Roberts started to hit out. With momentum beginning to swing towards Ilton, Kilve needed a piece of magic. This was provided by turning wicket keeper Jay Darrell into a makeshift fast bowler – he promptly went on to remove Roberts middle stump in his first over! Inspired captaincy by ‘The Rock’.
Kilve then started to turn the screw with Rees picking up 3 wickets, and with one final wicket remaining, a Munro bouncer sent N. Watson to hospital – he wasn’t that keen on having stitches but Dr. Seston insisted with the immortal words “Trust me. I am The Doctor!”.
Ilton were all out for 108. Nice Work Kilve, more of the same next week!