Taverners Vs. Cosmos Lancers
Aug 1 2018
Once again we were lucky with the weather, sunny, warm & little wind.
I believe that this was a rearranged game to replace a fixture at the last minute for whatever reason. So thanks to Ray for getting the Cosmos crew together.
The Lancers won the toss & batted 1st. but the Taverners opening attack struck early. Chomo getting the 1st wicket LBW then the #2 batsman was run out. A little later #3 was out caught off of Sid’s bowling. Cosmos Lancers 3 for 20.
Then the Patel brothers, Shalin & Kevin, came together & pushed the score along to 80 when Kevin was bowled by Vasu for 25. Next man in Nilay was quickly out stumped by Chris off of Karran. This brought another of the Patel clan in, Parth, & he & Shalin took the score to 135 before Shalin was out for 61 caught off of Chomo’s bowling. With just 1 over to go Lancers added a couple of runs to finish with 141 for 6.
Bowlers Taking wickets:-
Sid 1 – 27, Chomo 2 – 28, Karran 1 – 17, Vasu 1 – 21
Taverners started well with Sid & Hein but with Sid doing the bulk of the scoring putting on 40 before Hein was out caught for 9. The pace boys could not make the break but the spinners Shlok & Sajin got the wickets of Hein, Sid caught for 29, Chomo stumped for 1 & Chris caught for 2.
The only batsman at this point scoring runs was Vasu who was eventually not out 46. The quicker boys Vaibhav & Saif came back & shut down the innings so that after 20 overs Taverners were at 98 for 7.
43 runs short.
Post game was at Chomo’s, only Sajin & Ray from the Lancers was there but we were graced with the presence of Mr. (Grumpy) Pickering, who sadly let us know that a former player Mike Fuller is not in the best of health. As usual Chomo provided a plentiful supply of food enjoyed by all. Plus my prediction of 23 beers being consumed was spot on.
Our upcoming game is the last for the 2018 season. Oh how time flies.