May 31, 2017 Outdoor Game report VS Cosmos Lancers 

Match Report

Taverners Vs Cosmos Lancers

May 31 2017

Cosmos won the toss & decided to field on a warm sunny May evening. Taverners opened with Sid & Hein but with no greater success than last week.

Both were gone in the 1st couple of overs Sid Again not bothering the scorer & Hein for 6. This brought Chris & Andrew to the wicket. Andrew spent more time taking guard than his time batting, gone for a “golden”.

This brought Mark to join Chris & it looked as though they might stage a comeback until Mark misunderstood a “No” for a “Go” & Chris ended up taking the penalty. Run out for 4.

Next in was Daniel & he managed to get the ball through the field & score a few runs with Mark until Mark was bowled by Rawle for 6. Daniel was joined by Sudarshan who ignored Rawle’s history & almost doubled the score in 1 over hitting 2 big sixes. Daniel finally was beaten by Rawle, being bowled around his legs for 11. Sudarshan continued his onslaught until he was LBW for 26. All that was left was a steady innings of 13 N.O by Keith bringing the Taverner total to 83 aided by 12 extras.

Taverners bowling was tight & accurate & Lancers for a time found it difficult to score, with Sid getting one of the openers bowled for 2. But then Dhillon & Ramya played each ball on its merits & slowly pushed the score along. With only just over 4 an over to score there was no panic & the runs came steadily with Dhillon finishing with 51 N.O Ramya being LBW to mark for 31, Kevin bowled by David for 2 & Vaibhav finishing N.O. 13

The game finished with the Skipper bowling a wide for a Lancer victory by 7 wickets.

A number of catches went to ground & misfields let a few runs onto the score board.

Bearing in mind that the Lancers are Cosmos’s 2nd or 3rd team we must show a lot of improvement if we want to get the “Bragging Bat” back

The evening finished at Karl’s for beer & “Pepper Pot” with rice. Unfortunately way too many Taverners stayed away with 4 of the 1st 5 batsmen M.I A. No skipper & no President. In fact the players were easily

outnumbered by the non combatants, the umpires, Karl & Jon, supporters, Presanthi, Joe & Chomo, & a small contingent from Cosmos.

The liquid consumption took a beating just 23 bottles consumed against the average of 36. If this continues it will make my life easier as I can cancel the next 2 brew dates as not required & I can cut back on those beers I have to load to bring to the games.

May 24, 2017 Outdoor Game report VS Lions

Match Report

Taverners Vs. Lions

May 24 2017

This was Taverners 1st game of the outdoor season, which soon became apparent when Taverners batted 1st.

There was much swishing of the bat but little connection by the openers Sid & Imdad. Sid was soon put out his misery being bowled by Belal for 0

Hein joined Imdad but the scoring did not pick up much pace. Imdad went next for 9 LBW to Belal followed soon after by Hein for 3 bowled by Belal.

This brought Garvin to the wicket & he tried something completely different, he hit the ball often to the boundary, eventually being caught going for the boundary for 37.

His partners were not as successful. Philip, visiting from the wet coast, seemed more interested in loosening up his shoulders for golf ignoring the ball, until he was bowled for 0. Daniel made contact but couldn’t get the ball through the field eventually out for 2. David was next in & picked up on Garvin’s idea until he was unfortunate to be run out when Garvin drove a ball straight the bowler who quickly broke the wicket leaving David stranded with 18.

The final batsmen hardly troubled the scorers until Taveners were all out for 89 thanks to 10 wides.

Lions did not start any better than Taverners losing both openers LBW to Sid & Sudarshan for 0 & 4. The next 2 batsmen in had obviously been watching Garvin & scored quite freely until they both retired for 41 & 34 leaving the next 2 players in to clean off the rest.

The result a Taverner loss by 8 wickets.

Most of the squad retired to Karl’s for beer & doubles cooked by Anne in our honour.

I suppose all the effort in scoring runs laid the team to waste as the evening wrapped up quite early. Another strange thing for the evening was the fact that there was more money in the pot at the end than beers drunk.