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Match Reports: 13 May 2023

Yesterday we were 2 from 3 as the 1’s and 2’s won emphatically and the 3’s were undone by the accuracy of Didcot’s bowling attack. After only one match played, this makes the league tables pretty binary with teams falling into the top or bottom half depending on this result alone.
At Cutteslowe, Wolvercote lost the toss and predictably Abingdon opted to bowl first. Despite long grass and longer boundaries, we got off to a spritely start, reaching 50 for 1 in the 14th over.  Muaz (32) accelerated nicely, hitting a six as the first boundary in the 20th over, before Richie and Sahil went through the gears to add 138 for the 5th wicket, with some dashing at the end, and 39 wides, we posted a daunting 268. Abingdon’s reply was stymied by a magical 5 for 14 from Barkat, including a double wicket maiden in his 10th over. There were wickets for Uzzie, Muaz and Samir and Yatish bowled excellently without luck as most the catches stuck and Abingdon were dismissed for 117. The 1s were cheered over the line by the 2’s, who had returned victorious from Middleton Cheney where Kalpa had taken a remarkable 6 for 6 and been involved in 8 opposition dismissals, earning him Wolf of the Week.
As part of moving the club into the 21st Century, here’s the match reports as generated in verse by AI, with some supervision by A Rennie:

In Cutteslowe Park, the scene was set
For the 1st XI to give their best
Rich and Sahil hit fifties each
Their shots were strong, way out of reach

Barkat bowling took five wickets with ease
His accuracy made Abingdon’s batting look diseased
Wolvercote’s fans were cheering with glee
As their team won the match quite easily

At Middleton Cheney, the tension was high,
The 2nd XI, determination in their eye,
Kalpa took six wickets with a roar,
The opposition collapsed to the floor

The Thirds faced Didcot at Kennington
But the opposition bowled with steady hand,
Our boys missed the ball and made some errors,
And soon their fate was sealed in terror

The teams gathered at the White Hart to celebrate
The triumph of the day and a pint or eight
All exchanged a pat on the back
For a job well done by our Wolf Pack

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