TCC 190-6 (40)
Old Leo’s 106-6 (40)
Scooby scooby do, where the hell is Phil?
On a cold wet windy day a massive credit goes to the groundsmen who got the game on, on a wet outfield we didn’t quite start on time but settled on 40 overs a side…the captain duly lost the toss and we got asked to bat on a soft one.
Thankfully one bowlers idea of a good length is exactly the same as Aston Dalladays, however it just plugged and felt like a eternity to wait for it, pratt (18) and gibson (25) got us of to a solid start having 30 on board after 7 overs when the fat Daniel was out, the dwarf Daniel would stay out their for another 20 overs for his 18.
Patty came and went and valiantly fell on his sword when he walked, stood their for another minute before thinking about walking and finally came off. A special mention to him losing his mind when he had to chase a bowl-twice.
CV had started to look good for his 19 but lost his head when he’d already taken their best bowler for 10 in the over tried to smash him to the football club to get invovled in the local derby.
Then cometh the hour, cometh the man, arise sir Gareth Teasedale, who started the innings on a potential hat-trick of 3 golden ducks at home, was reminded of that on his way in, prodded forward, saw it out, then went about his business of quite literally smashing a 12 year old to all parts of the ground, he hit some huge sixes to be fair, got floppy (15) running quickly between the wickets in their stand of 70, gaz ended on 81no, as well as making a 12 year old cry- Jack Mills would be proud. Class Gaz, pure class. A mention to not so little Tom for his vailiant duck caught down cow corner, Rob Gibson would be proud to get out that way early doors, but head on young man- your meant to be middle order and need to use that brain of yours as such-give yourself chance to play yourself in. Basa got to face a few in last few overs for 4no, and we managed to get to 190.
The young 12 year old who had to go off with 4 balls to go to protect his bowling figures- came out to open bat and he batted all the way until 2nd to last bowl for 48- Mr Naylor must have tears in his eyes at the thought- someone following in footsteps.
However in reality it did cost them a game, and after speaking to a lad after the knew they were always going to chase 190 so went out to bat for pride.
Henry bowled well and only got angry about 10 times for his 9-5-11-2. A welcome return to Lurch and a brilliant last minute replacement for the magic man doing his latest disappearing act.
Sir Gareth of Teasedale should have had a wicket, but the 6ft2 frame as his suddenly became 3ft1 as he managed to go full on matrix to get under a dolly what was driven back to him. (6-2-11-0)
Then arise young sir Harry Mills , beginning to look a lot more comfortable at senior cricket and a lot more relaxed bowled a lovely spell and was unfortunate not to get a wicket, but he managed to get on before the end whete he got his well rewarded 1st wicket in senior crickey(with many many to come) caught by Craig Verity, ended with very respectable figures of 8-3-22-1, beginning to firmly assert his claim of the best playing Mills in the family. Well done young man.
Then arise master Meredith, who firstly had managed to keep on the good side of his missus by asking her not to wash is whites this week, had so far only managed to have a go on the slip and slide and nearly getting us brought off when he couldn’t be bothered to chase the ball, fell flat on his face after a losing battle in the mud bath- for this Jay- yes, yes you can have the mule of the week. Finally got a ball after his hard work in the nets, and firmly impressed for his 4-0-17-0, keep going pal- a lot of good stuff in between the wides and no balls.
Gibson came on to ball hand grenades and snapped up 2 stumpings(6-1-26-2), cv finally getting over his match bowling yips for 4-0-9-0 and also pleasantly surprised by young Tom (3-0-10-0), kept them at bay and a non-starter really (I do think Henry got their main 2 batters out if they were going to have a chance early) to 106-5.
Fielding was good, we kept on all way through- besides Danny Pratt god knows what he was doing.
Roll on the challenge next week, well done lads.