Sunday, 19 July 2020

Back to Earth

Northolt Manor CC from West London were the oppo on a sunny Saturday at Whitchurch 23 degrees - very nice! The oppo won the toss and batted- it became an innings of dropped catches - 9 in all, and this allowed their good batter to get away and score 100- their final score of 289 would have been more like 160-170 if we had taken our catches ! However Jonny G Bowled well and took a brace (his first wickets for the club well done Jonny) and Francis and Grogie also took a brace - there was a gazelle like run out facilitated by Tom Chappers that was  special. Our reply stuttered and we regularly lost wickets finally being bowled out for 120- good knock of 49 by Tom and a cameo of 20 odd were the highlights- really nice opp and we all enjoyed the game.

On Sunday, we hosted White Walkers C. A nice sunny day after overnight rain that didn’t have an impact on the wicket - lovely set of Sri Lankan lads - they batted first and scored 202 all out - good bowling from Tom and Lyn and Ronnie snook in with a  3fer. Max and Corm also bowled well with Max taking his first wicket for the club. Some great catches today from Corm, Lyn and Grogie- Fielding was a bit different from yesterday’s game! Enough said!!! Whitchurch’s reply was interrupted by the unfortunate regular clatter of wickets - sid played a great knock of 40 and Jon S chipped in with 24- we fell about 50 runs short-nice game, nice oppo and a nice beer after the game on the ground.

Grogie

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