Another Sunday and another last ball thriller of a win for Perrott in the semi final of the Somerset Major Cup.
Bridgwater batting first scored 114-7 in their 20 overs with the Perrott boys fielding like demons .Stacy Hawes 3-24 leading the attack supported by Alfie Ogborne 2-36, Gordon Whorlow 1-11 and George Retter 1-21.
After losing Retter for 1 Alex Eckland 60 and Jack Henderson 39 put on 91 for the second wicket.Perrott then had a mighty wobble losing 3 wickets for 17 runs. It was left to last weeks bowling hero Gordon Whorlow to come to the crease with 4 runs required from the last ball, he promptly despatched the ball to the boundary to secure victory.
Perrott now play Frome in the final at the Coopers Associates County Ground Taunton on Sunday 4th August.
Perrott endured 3 losses on Saturday after the euphoria of the weekend before.
1st XI travelled to Bishopston and asked the home side to bat first.At 77-4 it looked a good decision but once the shine went from the ball the home side rebuilt to make 260-7 with number 7 Duffy making 65.A costly 42 extras would come back to bite Perrott.Sam Rowswell 3-62 and Gordon Whorlow 2-53.
Perrott’s reply was lead by Gordon Whorlow with 49,7 players got to double figures but no one could stay to see Perrott home as they totalled 221 all out.
2nd XI were at home to Weston Super Mare who batting first made 220 all out with opener Blamire making 118 of these. Rick Hyett 4-52 and Joe Woodward 3-46 the pick of the bowlers.
Perrott reply never got going at one point they were 43-6 but 40 from Joe Hawkins and 33 Mark Downing enabled them to reach 138 all out.
The 3rd XI were at Wincanton who made 159-9 first up. Alec Hayton took 4-27 and Tegan Furner 2-24. Opener Ed Buxton 22 and PhilMunden 22 did their bit in the run chase but the team were out for 111. The teams first loss of the season but they remain top of the league.
The club will be running coaches to the National Village Cup quarter final against Sarisbury Athletic CC on Sunday 21st July.
Coaches will leave North Perrott.CC at 9.30 am and envisage being bsck approx 9.30 pm (ish).
National Village Cup v Frocester
This was one of those games you only see every 10 or 15 years. The massed crowds of circa 200 had congregated to cheer on the home club of Frocester. The massed Perrott supporters exactly 5 sat in the middle of them !
I can only record the highlights by innings, a match review would be even longer !
16 year old Jamie Baird top scoring with 84 including a six which bounced off a passing car and back in to the ground.
Gordon Whorlow 56 returning to form with drives and glances
Jake Symes 32 a skippers innings
Perrott total 227 all out - For the experienced Perrott supporters a feeling we were 25 runs short of the required total and what we should have scored.
The Frocester innings started too brightly but with the deftest of touches with his boot Sam Rowswell deflected the ball on to the stumps and ran the opener out.
Max Dicker giving 110% to the cause sliding over the boundary and in to a BBQ sending the contents everywhere ( grassy sausage anyone ? )
Lorraine Szczepanski tying the batsman down with her spin, bowling 8 overs for just 26 runs and getting Perrott right back in the game.
Sam Rowswell’s second spell taking 2 wickets with his first 2 balls and a 3rd wicket a few balls later to set the home side nerves a jingling.
And then for that final over……….
8 required for victory and Gordy Whorlow is asked or told to bowl it !
2, 1 ,1, 1
Three required from 2 balls, oh no a leg side wide 2 from 2 required. But why is keeper Jamie Baird jumping around like a man possessed celebrating ? Only he and the square leg umpire have seen the ball has hit leg stump. Umpires confer….Decision batsman is out bowled and no wide 3 required from the last ball.
A straight drive to Lewis Hunt who fields, ball thrown to Whorlow at the bowlers end, 2 batsman now at the bowlers end, Whorlow passes the ball to Symes who removes the bails at the wicket keepers end and Perrott secure victory by 1 run.
It takes 2 teams to make a game like this and hats off to the Frocester team and their supporters who were most gracious and sporting in defeat.
Friday 19th July
Ilminster v U19 Monkeys 6.15 T20
Sat 20th July
1st XI v Keynsham 12.30
3rd XI v Ilminster 4ths 1.30
Sunday 21st July
Taunton Deane Pumas v U15 10.00
Quarter Final National Village Cup
Sarisbury Athletic v NVC XI 1.00