Taverners Vs. Cosmos
May 16 2018
It was a sunny but windy & cool evening for the 1st game of the season. As we had a surplus of players skipper Hein stood down & let Sid run the show.
Cosmos with a mixture of players but leaning toward their Premier side batted 1st with Mikhal & Monty but they only made 12 before David struck getting Mikhal LBW. Next to go was Monty bowled by Sudarshan, but that was the end of the cheap wickets. Shalin retired with 29 & Sunny after some big hits & some mis-timed shots was bowled just before he could retire with 42. Tezi, Manoj & Maninder kept the score ticking over till the last over produced just 4 to give Cosmos 164 for 5.
Bowlers that took wickets:-
Su 1 – 14, David 1 – 11, Andrew 1 – 14, Karran 1 -23, Ozzie 1 – 14
Sudarshan showed us that he had been very observant last year & had learned to field like a Taverner.
Taverners opened with Imdad & Daniel (0) but Daniel succumbed to his 1st ball caught behind off his glove. Sid (1) next in swung his bat a lot but only connected a couple times before being bowled. Sudarshan (24) joined Imdad & they pushed the score along until Su going for another big hit was bowled.
Philip (4), David (5) stayed for a while & Andrew (3 N.O.) helped Imdad (71 N.O.) take the Taverner score 118 a loss by 46.
Best bowling for Cosmos Sunny 1 -2 & Maninder 2 -6. All 10 fielders bowled
Just as an observation I wonder why with a dozen or more players hanging around in the Pavilion nobody has the sense to update the scoreboard.
Post game was at the Emery residence where there was some kind of shinny game on the TV although I managed to spend the evening in the kitchen so can pass no comment on the spectacle. Despite the apparent importance of that game beer consumption was quite low.
For the next game temperatures are forecast to be close to 30.
An interesting email from Chris timed at 7:15 PM Wednesday asking if I was bringing the beer I saw on Thursday morning & answered in the affirmative.