Match report Taverners vs Five Rivers
The day started for the captain in the morning when he read an e-mail from Sid at 3.30 in the morning saying that he was sick. Was he really sick and woke up at 3.30am and wrote the e-mail or did he just return home from a great night out at 3.30 in the morning? Garvin stepped up to replace the sick player. Then, at about 12.30pm, I received a call from Martin inquiring about the game – he wanted to come watch the game and go for a beer with the guys. As my ankle is still an issue, I ordered Martin to come out and play the game. When I got to the gym, I came across another taverner who was really sick and wanted to sit out. So, I had to step in for Rene.
The captain lost the toss and we were sent in to bat. The first pair of Chris(23) and Chomo(20) scored a total of 43 runs. The second pair of David(19) and Martin(21) scored a total of 40 runs. The third pair of Nigel(13) and Garvin(22) scored a total of 35 runs. There were 34 extras. One bowler bowled 14 wides in an over.The Taverners total was 152 runs. This is the first game that we scored over 150 runs this season. So, we (I) thought we could defend this total. We were wrong once again and lost by 2 runs. Taverner’s bowing figures were, Chomo – 4 overs 2 wickets for 38 runs, David – 4 overs 1 wicket for 42 runs, Martin – 4 overs none for 50 runs, Garvin – 4 overs 1 wicket for 25 runs, Nigel – 2 overs none for 21 runs.
As usual, we gathered at the Cambridge and enjoyed few cold beers. Six down and one to go. Hope that this will be the lucky seventh.