June 6 2018
Taverners Vs Blues 2
Although the new schedule showed we were to play Lions 2 they also had a T20 game scheduled at the same time. Fortunately the League Sec. was able to get a team from his club, Blues to play.
Unfortunately I was only at the Park for the 2nd half of the game so the report is based on the score book which has more stuff missing than is recorded.
Blues batted 1st & amassed a total of 158 for 8 how any batsmen was out is unrecorded & the batsmen’s total scores along with extras only total 122 so where the other runs came from your guess is as good as mine. Runs conceded by the bowlers amount to 151.
Bowlers taking wickets
Vasu 1 -19, Nigel 2 – 20, Andrew 2 – 18, Ossie 1 – 7
Taverners opened with skipper Hein & Vasu. Vasu was out caught for 2 in the 3rd over & Hein was joined by Andrew. Andrew was seeing the ball like a football & proceeded to add runs with ease with Hein in a support role. Hein was eventually caught behind for 17 & the score at 88 for 2. David & Daniel then joined Andrew but did not trouble the scorer both out caught off little lobs to mid wicket. Chris then joined Andrew & added 4 to become the 3rd highest scorer. He also was out caught.
I think that Nigel then came in as support but the score book shows no reference to that. In the last over Andrew hit a 4 & the Blues concede defeat but someone in the Pavilion said that Taverners were still 3 short. So we reset the wicket & Andrew hit the next 2 balls to score 4 & to bring his total to 118 & Taverners score to 159, a win by 5 wickets although my old fashioned math cannot find more than 153 runs in the book.
Post game was at the Emery residence & getting in was easy, as Chris was there 1st with a good supply of Pizza & chips. Even though this was the Taverners 1st victory of the summer, celebrations were very muted & beer consumption was amongst the lowest on record, but we did have an extra $2.00 in the pot for a total profit on the evening of $43.00, bringing the social fund enhancement to over $200.00 for the summer.
Given the poor consumption by the team after a win I suggest that we concentrate more on imbibing than on winning as wins do not pay for BBQs etc.