Nottinghamshire Deaf open the season with a T20 Friendly
This was a 20/20 friendly against Flintham who play in Division E in preparation for our first cup game in two weeks time against West Bridgfordians.
Captain Daryl Slater won the toss and elected to field first on what looked like an excellent wicket for May. Full credit must go to the Flintham groundsman for preparing the wicket and the outfield which was immaculate.
Flintham batted first and finished on 144 for 5 off 20 overs. There was some tight bowling from Thomas Platt and Ian Penman but the fielding needs to improve.
NDCC batted for 19.2 overs scoring 120 all out. There was good contributions from Oliver Wilcox, (21) Ravi Hundal, (27) and Daryl Slater who top scored with 33 runs. other contributions came from Jan Cresswell (10) and Jordan Slater (14). It's worth mentioning that James Barnes made his debut last night and got a golden duck. Richard Johnson, Harry Platt and Ian Penman also got ducks.
MOM was Daryl Slater for his all round performance looking sharp in the field, batting and bowling. An excellent performance for the new captain.
Many thanks to Flintham CC for being the opposition and providing an excellent pitch. Also many thanks to Les Townend and David Morris for umpiring.
The serious stuff starts this Saturday 5th May v Great Dalby at home, 1pm start. This will be our first game in Division L.