Monday, May 14

Weekend heart failure


The 2s were rained off I believe, but the 1sts are probably all still recovering from collecitve heart failure after Saturday's game with Elton Vale.

We lost the toss (not a bad thing) and Elton Vale batted on a firm but slightly wet pitch. Some great team bowling and fielding saw them shot out for 83 - honours shared (me 3-29, Ash and Scunners both about 1-20 - Scunners bowled particularly well - and then Russ (1-2) and Nelly 3-2 !!! finished them off).

The heavens then opened and we went out to bat on a pitch that wasn't too badly affected, thanks to Dickie P's enormous new black bin-liner, I mean cover. We lost the CDo first ball to his first EVER golden duck, and then some injudicious shots and bad luck saw us completely fold to 22-7. I think I was highest scorer at that point ... with 5!!

Thankfully some tremendously gutsy play from Clive, Duncan, Craig and Pete got us home on 84-9 - the last pair put on 15 in the gathering dark!

With other results very much going our way (Westleigh taking 4 points off Robbies, Fothergills losing, 2 other games abandoned) it was a great result!

Special mention should be made of the latest member of the "showboating 1 hand catch club" - Duncan Phillips - who took an absolute blinding left handed catch on the run at mid-on. Even the Elton Vale team stood and applauded!