SJFCC vs Crabtree
2004-05-27. Win By Dave Boxer
Any way here goes. Result: Crabtree 109 for 2 from 20 overs, Fishers 112 for
5 from 17.4 overs. That makes it 7 out of 7 for the season – I feel an Arsenal coming on, but that’s enough about Andy.
OK, after agreeing to a few stupid rules, such as no outs first ball and back leg plumb only for LBWs, yours truly won the toss for the second game on the spin and put Crabtree in to bat. Their openers made a very good start, putting on around 40 before Bob finally made the breakthrough, bowling the guy middle stump.
Not much else to report on the bowling really – everybody seemed to have a bit of an off day, with the exception of Julie, who bowled a very nice final over, taking a wicket with her first ball and effecting a run out as well. Everybody else bowled well (except Jimmy) in patches, but never really found any consistency, but in the end we did well to restrict them to 109. A mention for W. G. Warriner is necessary, as he threw himself around like a man half his age, in order to stop several deliveries 3 yards wide down leg.
Opening the batting for us was Tiger Tony Grant and the wideload himself, Mr. Harris. After almost swinging himself off his feet and being bowled with the first ball – which didn’t count (see earlier comment on rules) – Ant settled back down into his flicky down the leg stylie, knocking a well-deserved 25 not out, which included a beauty of a spanked 6 and a couple of 4s. Mao was also going well, applying maximum tonkage, particularly to his first ball which he duly dispatched into the bushes for 6. When the big guy holed out to cover.
Mr. Warriner came in but unfortunately only made a solitary run – we’ll put that down to the lack of nets practice eh John? Captain Pugwash Perchard then demonstrated that he’s most certainly in a rich vein of form, hitting a quickfire 15, including a 6 off his first ball as well. Unfortuntely, just as he was getting going, he had a little nibble outside his stump (bad habit that Nick) and was caught behind. Pat then came in, making a Boycott-esque 20 not out, and was suported by Jim-Bob with 8 and Gursh with 3. Needing 15 or so from the last 4 overs, I came in and, after surviving an extremely close LBW decision off their pie-chucker, knocked off the final few runs.
So, there we have it. Another victory for the Mighty Fishers. And now for the presentations:
Injury of the day: Phil’s pulled leg muscle.
Cake of the day: Chocolate swiss roll – many thanks to Mrs. Mao for laying on the tea.
Man of the match: well, to be honest, I think everyone was a bit pants really, so man of the match is actually going to be bird of the match – no, not Nick, it’s Julie. So, well done to Token Totty, who fielded very well and bowled a quality final over – next time you’re opening.