SJFCC v Roadrunners

Match Report May 10th 2013 Napsbury Park

Fishers won by 8 runs, SJFCC 206 for 7  v Roadrunners 198 for 7


After a few shenanigans with the changing room remaining locked until 2:15 and removing the two turds from the strip next us (joke option here: just fill in your favourite two fishermen…) Bungle won the toss on a wind-swept cloudy afternoon (green and variable wicket) and decided to bowl – good choice, but 2 seconds later decided to bat…

So in went Dawko and Walmsleyweyaye, conditions were bowler friendly and the first wicket came after 7 overs with the score on 15 – fishers then scrapped around for a fair amount of time – a brief interlude of the Chairman buffing a few fours interrupted some stodgy batting against a good bowling attack (the best we have faced against the Runners).

So at 89 for 6 off 27.5 overs, the skip stated he’d be happy with 140 ish, in stepped Dave with Watsons proper cricket bat (the short fat one, the bat this is not Andrew). At this point I lost track a bit as I sat down to have a chat with the Dawkins family but 5 minutes later Dave had reached his 50.

In the end he reached 88 off 43 balls (8x4s and 6x6s) to bolster fishers to 207 (a partnership of 106 with Nigel).

Suitable shocked we settled in for tea and to warm up (nice lemon cake by the way)


Lazily Dave didn’t want to open the bowling, so John W and Bungle had the honours, both started well – especially the skipper who generated some pace and JW bowled well having not playing since August.

Unfortunately after about 10 overs Ross tripped and fell somewhere in the deep of Napsbury park and broke his collar bone. But after a brief Ambulance interlude and some inappropriate photography (Mr Watson!) the game resumed, Ross replace by a girl from the oppo (insert joke here if you wish).

Anyway some more batting happened and some bowling, a guy who batted like peter wilily got 76 through the ‘bungle scoring zone’ much to everyone’s enjoyment and in the end we won by 8 runs.

We repaired to the Green Dragon for some deep-fried stuff and to watch the local drunks.

[box type=”info”] Man of the Match? should got to Ross as he hurt himself but in reality he didn’t bat or bowl so Dave gets it for a great bowling spell, removing their top scorer and getting a few runs [/box]

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