SJFCC v Park Street Dads

Park St Dads 108 for 7 off 20 overs

SJFCC 109 for 1 off 15 overs.

Thursday 24th June – Verulum School – match reporter Si

Fishers bowled first – Dave and Bungle opened up – enjoying the random high bounce of the strip whilst the fielders enjoyed/endured the random high bounce of the outfield. No wickets for the first pair although Robin did drop an easy chance at point, possibly do u to the ball traveling at MACH3.

So then more things happened a few wickets fell, a couple to Reevo and Matt, Si, Coxy all bowled OK, but by then their proper batsmen had bizarrely running himself out on the 4th run, after he smacked a cultured 25. Ross and Malc finished things off, restricting to an under-par 108 (even for the Verulum minefield).

Robin bowling a variation of the leg-spin, flippers, full-bungers, sliders, top-spin, under-spiners, googlies, chinamen, beamers, long-hops, indippers, wides, arm-ball, doosra and pie balls  – collected a couple of wickets, both held by Matt at mid-wicket. It wont be noted here that Dave may have dropped a sitter, that looped so slowly that most of the team had arrived at the wicket to congratulate the bowler before it was not caught.

So at turnaround Andy W and Dawko looked to make quick work of the small total (well one of them did)

Andy W – in typical penaché slapped 6 fours in a quick fire 27, whilst the skip was playing himself in (ah the halcyon days of a dawko/magnet opening partnership, time to put your feet up for a while..) anyway next in, yours truly, determined to have a slog at everything, which sort of came off, edging 2 just shy of slip and failing to run out the skip, so 2 retired: one on 27 one on 28 and skip safely anchoring (puns pls) on 13 no as number 4 strolled in…  As we watched the skip bat, things moved obviously to more cerebral matters, as in are we St. John Fisher or St. John Fishers? turns out we are singular, but in answer to who the f**k is St John Fisher anyway? question please read on here, meanwhile Dawko was in full nurdle, milking nay eeking out runs and almost carrying his bat his bat for 29 off 29 balls (16 or so off the last 5 balls..) Ross chipped in with 10 before matt (4 off 11 balls, surely a fine!?!?!?) and Robin 2no Saw us home with 5 over to spare.

Man of the match: Master Andrew Watson for his destructive hitting and tidy bowling (not that he brought me a pint had anything to do with this selection i may add)

Quote of the day: Something from Bungle about foxes and children best left ambiguous i think