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.