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Outwood CC - Outlaws
South Nutfield CC - Surrey Slam
Wed 20 Jun 18:00 - Surrey Slam - SE3 Start time 18:00

Middleton and Russell Watts Power the Outlaws to the Quarter Finals

Four wins from four 'Slam' outings for the Outlaws

Once again the OCG saw cricket right out of the top drawer in the latest game of the Surrey Slam T20 trophy.

Needing to win to be sure of going to the knockout phase as league winners the Outlaws pipped the Mavericks by three wickets with 2 balls to spare.

Skipper Matt Norman uncharacteristically lost the toss and for the first time the Outlaws were going to have to chase a total.

The Mavericks opened their innings with a powerful display of batting from their top four. Runs came at better than a run a ball with their skipper Jack Bellars hitting a 34 ball 51. Once again the Colts led the bowling attack and despite the rapid scoring took wickets at regular intervals. Lucas Evans was particularly effective taking two wickets for nine runs in his three overs. Michael Stephen took two tremendous catches on the long on boundary at the Dog End to remove the opener Walker and dangerous number three Fayyaz.

Once Bellars retired not out, the Outlaws slowed the scoring. Two run outs (Russell Watts and Ben Cleaver) further checked the runs. The Mavericks closed on 172-6. A good score, but maybe under par on the small Outwood ground.

The Outlaws run chase started inauspiciously with Michael Stephen uncharacteristically holing out to a catch on the long on boundary off the first ball he faced. 7-1.

Middleton and Russell Watts were in sublime form with both racing to 50 not out from 31 balls. Both retired in quick succession with the Outlaws well ahead of the required run rate. However, after Mawer and Malley fell in short order the Outlaws innings began to lose steam. 121-1 became 131-5 as four wickets fell in 21 balls. Cleaver (the Younger) and Tunstall steadied the innings.

Going in to the 20th over Outwood needed 11 runs.

Cleaver was run out off the first ball, both batsmen guilty of poor calling. Lucas Evans took guard and smashed his first ball to the cover boundary where a Maverick fielder was placed to take the catch on the fence. The ball slipped through his grasp - 6!

Five needed from four balls. Lucas drove his next ball to the long on boundary where he was unlucky to pick out a fielder and was caught on the fence. Five needed from three, 167-7

The batsmen had crossed so Dru took the fourth ball. Four! Scores tied.

Two needed from two balls - Umpire Norman signaled a wide. Outlaws win by three wickets with two balls remaining.

Why go to the Oval when the 'Wood can serve up such an intoxicating mix of location and cricket and atmosphere?

Next up the knockout stage and we should get a home fixture against the runners up in the SE4 group.

Big thanks to the lads for doing the bizzo once again, and thanks to the support team who make these matches such a pleasure to watch; Zoe, Simon and Dave on the BBQ, Andrew in the bar and Jason on the music.

Behind every great team there is a great team and at Outwood we have two of the best.

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Scorecard

South Nutfield CC - Surrey Slam won the toss and elected to bat

South Nutfield CC - Surrey Slam batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Chris Walker
ct. M Stephen, b. M Talbot
13
12
3
108.3
Alex Smith
lb. L Evans
24
25
2
1
96.0
Muhammad Fayyaz
ct. M Stephen, b. L Evans
15
12
2
1
125.0
Jack Bellars
Retired Hurt
51
34
6
2
150.0
Chris Wigley
b. D Tunstall
9
11
1
81.8
Matt Lewis
ro. L Russell-Watts
16
14
1
1
114.3
Simon Marus
ro. B Cleaver
0
2
0.0
Billy Saunders
Not Out
2
7
28.6
Mark Pereira
Not Out
4
2
1
200.0
Dylan Campbell
 
 
Glenn Pearson
 
 
Extras
27w, 5b, 4lb, 2nb
38
Total
for 6 wickets 20 overs
172

Outwood CC - Outlaws bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Louis Russell-Watts
4
0
31
0
7.8
4w
Matthew Talbot
4
0
40
1
10.0
2w
Lucas Evans
3
0
9
2
3.0
2w
Dru Tunstall
4
0
34
1
8.5
8w
Ben Cleaver
1
0
11
0
11.0
Matthew Norman
4
0
38
0
9.5

Outwood CC - Outlaws batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ashley Middleton
Retired Hurt
50
31
7
1
161.3
Michael Stephen
ct. M Fayyaz, b. C Wigley
0
1
0.0
Louis Russell-Watts
Retired Hurt
50
31
6
3
161.3
Harry Mawer
b. C Wigley
9
5
2
180.0
Marcus Malley
ct. M Fayyaz, b. C Wigley
0
1
0.0
Matthew Norman
b. M Fayyaz
1
6
16.7
Ben Cleaver
ro. A Smith
18
16
3
112.5
Felix Teasdale
b. M Fayyaz
2
8
25.0
Dru Tunstall
Not Out
17
18
3
94.4
Lucas Evans
ct. C Wigley, b. A Smith
6
2
300.0
Matthew Talbot
 
 
Extras
12w, 7lb, 2nb
21
Total
for 7 wickets 19.4 overs
174

South Nutfield CC - Surrey Slam bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Chris Wigley
4
0
42
3
10.5
Matt Lewis
4
0
29
0
7.3
Alex Smith
3.4
0
39
1
13.0
Dylan Campbell
4
0
46
0
11.5
Muhammad Fayyaz
4
1
11
2
2.8

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# Team Pts
1. Outwood CC - Outlaws 8
2. South Nutfield CC - Surrey Slam 4
3. Oxted and Limpsfield CC - O&L Grasshoppers (Surrey Slam) 2
4. Merstham CC - Merstham Magics 2

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