2nd X1  v  Reman Services  13th September 2008                       Report from Chris Hodson

This week Madeley 2nd X1 entertained the 2nd X1 league winners Reman Services.

The wicket was wet and the outfield wetter and it is all credit to the effort of Loll and Steve Maden that the game was played at all.
In keeping with this season Oddy lost the toss and was invited to bat. We got off to a good start with some big shots played by Woody who worked hard for his 32 runs. With wickets falling regular no partnerships really happened. Madeley finshed on 125 with Face 44 and Rodders 18 the main contributors. The innings ended after only 36 overs and we were probably 30 - 40 runs short considering the start we had.
Reman started slowly and with Rodders taking 2 quick wickets and Lee "Dudley's Steve Maden" Bowen taking another wicket Reman were 11 - 3. The last recognised batters were at the wicket but unfortunatly no more wickets fell. Madeley threw everything they had at Reman without any success and Reman completed the chase only losing the three quick wickets mentioned earlier.
It has to be said that Reman batters who were not out at the end batted very well and congratulations go to the Reman club for winning both the First X1 and Second X1 leagues.
Quatt next week and we have a theme weekend of LOUD SHIRTS  so all please wear your shirt with pride.
A disco is planned next week so keep the night free and come along to the club for the last night celebrations.
Madeley 2 points Reman 20 points