Bentworth vs East Woodhay Match Report – 10th June 2017

Another game, another chase.

Winning this weeks coin toss, skip (through judgement or hope) decided on putting the opposition in first after absorbing the conditions at Holt End. Just like previous weeks, the upper order of the opposing team played with fire and won. Mr McGrath provided his usual rhythm with his usual homogeneous figures. Propping-up the other end, brother to be, opened for the first time in the short season providing his usual array of assorted but dangerous deliveries with the new ball. The chairman and doctor were soon on displaying their wisdom to halt the onslaught with Dr Cole taking the first. Next up, the youth policy with myself and middle-Ben both taking two wickets in what could be deemed as difficult conditions for all six bowlers. A typical British summer. Junior Cole and Senior Cole curtained the East Woodhay tail with the Dr returning for his second and the later taking his first wicks of the season. An obvious shout out to Mr Phillips for his obligatory moment at mid wicket.

Next up, the teas. After a very enjoyable but eggy affair, smiles returned to the faces of the opposition. Through fear of being dropped for the remainder of the season, the cakes have to be mentioned with 8/10 calls being made.

The chase, as usual, got off to a bad start with titanium Trevor seeing red. Mr Phillips, Mr Gay and Mr Hillscored quickly but failed to stay for the duration. Mr Mitten saw his £50.00 lessons rewarded with a big 62 but with the trusted tail failing this week, (albeit for middle ben’s camio) B.C.C fell short.

Bring on Ashford Hill.

Harry

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