Mauled by Meltham Massive.....
By MARTIN CAUFIELD
Oak soundly thrashed at home to Meltham in dress-rehearsal for quarter final on Friday - early bath for the bruised Broad Oak boys.....
The least said about this battering the better but here goes:
Meltham scored 119 for 5 in 24 overs; a pretty good bowling performance with Ryan bowling tight (0 for 22 off 6), Ian an economical stint of 2 for 9 in 4 overs, Brad taking two good wickets but getting a bit giddy and going for damage in his two overs; Ben and Ovais opening up reasonably well and only going for 5 an over each but wicketless.
The effervescent Fraine not unsurprisingly notched another not out against us and finished on 50 bang on but had to work later in the innings.
Scene set - a gettable target - but we know Meltham's bowling prowess and were powerless against it....
Ovais fell cheaply then Ben & Ryan didn't trouble the scorer, leaving Walker to carry the innings through to a disappointing 68 ALL OUT - only Brad and Shaggy notching any boundaries, picking up 7 and 10 respectively. Ian finished om 31 incidentally, by far the best score of the innings.
The tail didn't wag either - it was drooping between its legs - and at 16.5 overs, we were all out - taxi for Oakers, this time jokers!!!
Randhawa finished with 3 for 11 off 3, Clegg 4 for 18 off 4, Fraine 0 for 20 off 6 and Garnie 3 for 20 off 6; his 2 consecutive LB's a tad controversial but probably plumb (!)
We couldn't do any worse on Friday could we?????