Except for Tour this must be the furthest we travel for an away game 45 mins away on the other side of High Wycombe. An exceptionally nice ground. The weather forecast was poor and dark overcast but humid conditions prevailed throughout the game and there was always the threat of rain/thunder- WCC thought the ball would swing but it did much more off the seam on a used, greenish but hard track. Luckily, the rain stayed away and Widmer batted first and were pegged back by the accurate Whitchurch attack of Tommo, Grogie, Lyn, Nick Hill, and Francis. They were pegged back so much ( but without losing too many wickets) that Whitchurch had to open the game a little towards the end of the innings to give Widmer a total to defend.
This is where Woody’s "ball of the century" came in. He swopped wicketkeeping duties with Ronnie and bowled a spinning ball that moved a foot and bowled the batter through the gate WUNDERBAR ( not a comment about England going to get beaten by Germany at footy tomorrow I promise) - In the end Widmer closed at 146 -4 off 35 overs. Whitchurch’s' reply started with a brilliant catch - Woody was caught at Mid-off 1 handed - it went like a rocket. but after that Whitchurch were not really troubled and good Knocks by Scooby, Jon S, Nick H and a swashbuckling 50 by Tommo saw us home with 8 overs to spare. With all the rain around we were lucky to get the game in and we had a very pleasant beer with the oppo afterwards who were a great bunch. Next up Exiles game on Sunday - BBQ and Drinks afterwards