Taverners v Blues
June 07 2017
We were lucky again as earlier in the week Wednesday was supposed to be cool & wet but we had a sunny warm evening.
Taverners won the toss & put the Blues in to bat. This was the Blues 1st game of the season & most of their 1st team squad played to get ready for their 1st League game on Saturday. They opened with Manoj & Devin & Devin managed to steal the strike for at least half of the 1st 10 overs. The Taverners bowlers apart from Sid struggled to keep the runs in check until Garvin had Manoj caught for 21. The next 2 batsmen in were able to score freely until they were both stumped easily chasing runs, Sukhi for 27 & Johal for 24 both from Alli. Devin eventually retired with 71 & the last 2 batsmen Heera (20) & Jigar (12) played out the overs to register a total of 188
Of the bowlers only Sid 0-18 Alli 2-27 in 3 overs & Karran 0-29 in 4 are worthy of a mention.
In reply Taverners opened with Sid & Garvin. Sid soon succumbed to Happy for 5 & Alli followed soon after with a ballooned catch for 1. Garvin (24) & Nigel ((35) managed to make the score respectable with a 50 partnership. But by this time Taverners were well behind the clock & the result never in doubt. Hein made 11 & Philip 8 before they were both caught, leaving Keith (6) & Ray(1) to play out the overs. Taverners 114 for 6.
A loss by 74 runs.
Not an embarrassing result considering the Blues are a Premier Division side & playing a warm up game.
Post game was at Chomo’s with the food supplied by Sudarshan & his good lady wife. A little later in the evening we were joined by 4 or 5 Cosmos players & as a result all the beers were consumed. The Cosmos guys outlasted the Taverners leaving just Chomo & myself as the Taverner reps.