After bowling last weeks opposition for just 49, and with some nasty weather presenting itself, the skipper decided it would be a good idea to put the opposition in. This week however the bowlers struggled to get their lines right and the theoretically weaker opposition began piling the runs on. Ty, John and Telfer did the bulk of the bowling and despite some good balls, and a wicket each, every Chats batsman got at least a start
Towards the end of the innings, the boyfriend of the Chats Palace skippers daughter(!?) did a fine job of endearing himself with the in-laws, launching some crunching sixes, and only some nonsense in the last over allowing Chris and Jason to engineer a couple of run outs added to the wickets column.
So to the Fields turn to bat and our dynamic opening pair of Jason and Paul Teasdale (recent destroyer of the club batting record) lasted just 2 runs. Chris then joined Jason and despite their excellent communication in the field, the pair YES, NO and MAYBE’d their way through some shambolic running before Jason ran Chris out of his misery for 7. Facing certain defeat, Robin(30) and Jason then built a steady innings, and thanks to some generous bowling, put on a fine partnership of 74. The loss of Jason for 47, followed by Nick and John, trying to force the issue, plus some solid late bowling saw us fall 25 runs short.
The evening then continued at pace in POTP before a stealthily planned game of ‘bendy bus cricket’ was stopped by a killjoy bus driver. Oh dear, we’re probably only a handful of defeats from getting ourselves ASBO’s!