Overconfident KMCC stuffed by Bolton Abbey
KMCC still suffering from a relegation hangover left pointless and chastened after a 38 run hammering from an elated Bolton Abbey side, who were pre season favourites for the drop. KMCC lost the toss and fielded and a tight early spell from Tufnell, returning from the wilderness, and Duncan restricted scoring on a low poor pitch. However, wickets were at a premium and by the time Hooks entered the attack for his first spell since cruciate ligament surgery the score was 48-0. It wasn't long however before he took his first wicket and settled into the groove. The batsmen never prospered until a late burst before tea took the score past 150 when 120 seemed realistic after 30 overs.
Despite the late setback KMCC enjoyed tea and once new signing and former Galphay favourite Chris "Kiffer" Nattress had struck 4 quick fours victory seemed likely. However, Kiffers demise saw a steady fall of wickets set against a run drought as Iain departed to a chip to leg, Hooks was run out in his prime, Charles struggled to a rusty 14 before holing out and Bradley succumbed soon afterwards. A late burst by Duncan, aided by Rod (triggered LBW) and Shedley (another returnee to the side) raised hopes briefly but it was too little too late and with Duncan last out on 38 KMCC fell 38 short with 4 overs remaining. A dismal start to the new seasonReturn to previous screen