Sat 25 May – Cae Glas v Wheaton Aston

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Cae Glas as they entertained Wheaton Aston at Gatacre on Saturday. Having put the visitors in they almost had a dream start when Wheaton Aston danger man Nathan Whittingham edged to slip in the first over, but the chance was spilled and he rode his luck further being dropped twice more as he led from the front for the visitors in making 61, before Dave Edwards introduction to the attack brought a deserved caught and bowled. Despite the dropped catches, in between Cae Glas fielded superbly exempliefied by a briiliant one handed diving catch in the covers from skipper Pete Bowyer and a sharp catch at square leg from Gary Davies, as Whaton Aston posted 118 for 7 in their 40 overs. Pick of the home side’s bowling attack was Matt Coulson with 3 for 14 in his spell. In reply Cae Glas took advantage of the excellent wicket and fast outfield to get off to a flyer, but the introduction of the spinners early on put the brakes on the Cae Glas response, Geoerge Candler batting patiently for his 21 and Gary Davies taking the attack to Wheaton Aston with an aggressive 42 not out. Cae Glas though never really threatened the total, and were happy with a much improved batting performance finishing on 153 for 6 for a comfortable losing draw and a point split of 12 – 9 in favour of the visitors. They will be looking to build on that batting performance as they travel to Church Stretton next weekend for the first game in the win/lose format.

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