Established 1891

2nd XI v Clyst St George — 1st August 2020

The club’s 2nd XI went down by 15 runs in their game at Clyst St George 2nds.

To be fair to the ‘Ninch’ second string, they did ever so well with a patched together side and, had they not conceded some 30 runs ‘too many’ when the home side batted — the Bohea Field outfit closed their 35 overs with the bat on 205-9.

There were some extraordinary ‘moments’ for the 2nds in this game. None more so that the stunning throw to hit a single stump by Luke Bomsomworth on his debut for the club.

The throw sent one of the home openers back to the pavilion after he had set off with some crisps shots to the boundary.

We were then treated to a first ever BCC wicket for our new leg-spinner Jovi Jenkins before a ‘worldy’ catch held in the deep by James Mills and the Jordan Biss held a another ‘stunning’ catch on the boundary.

We also saw a debut wicket for Luke Bosomworth during the first part of an afternoon that, while it belonged to the home side who cleared 200 runs — but gave rise to real hope for the future of the ‘Ninch’ seconds.

The Ninch run-chase was given an 82-run start by skipper Will Birley and Ryan Shrewsberry, but both fell and will both certainly feel they ought to have stayed out in the middle — Ryan holing out and Will being run out!

Chris Acton joined Luke Bosomworth, but, and crucially to the run-chase, Chris was bowled when a ball hit his trailing leg before deflecting the stumps.

Nick Acton put bat to ball with great effect and James Mills also played his part, but the run rate of nine an over across the last eight overs proved just too much as the Ninch 2nds came up just short.

But, as one seasoned Ninch watcher said:

“Given the patched together XI they fielded at the Bohea Field it has to be considered a seriously good effort.”

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