Taverners CC Vs Kings #2
Sat. February 16 2018
Due to traffic build up because of the Jubilee Underpass being closed I missed most of the 1st innings where apparently Martin was the hero of the day.
The Kings batted 1st the opening pair managed just 19 runs I guess thanks to Martin’s tight bowling. The 2nd pair improved slightly putting on 24 & the 3rd pair with a few suicidal runs & a lot of noisy calls added 34. Taverners bowlers just contributed 5 extras for a total of 82. I think that Martin should be thankful that David was not the square leg umpire.
With the Taverners batsmen just needing 28 per pair or 4 to 5 an over Captain Sid later explained his batting order as strategic. Opening pair of Daniel (1) & Martin (12) were at one time 4 from 3 overs but they were lucky in having a final bowler who to be kind lacked experience so with 8 extras they finished with 21.
The next pair of Sid (52) & Anil mostly just watching (6) with 7 extras took the score over the line at 87. All Imdad (19) & Garvin (20) had to do was not get out which they achieved quite easily so that Taverners ended up, aided by 23 extras at 133 a 51 run victory.
Post game as usual was at the ‘Bridge which probably because of the road closure & no wake was not very busy. Conversations ranged over a variety of topics none really important except this coming Fridays Poker night which is required so that Imdad can finish paying his fees. Umpire Baney had to be restrained at times to prevent him doing something silly with the Barmaid. Jets were on the TV scoring short handed goals but they didn’t manage to have enough penalties to score the winning goal.
Don’t forget that Wednesday the 20th is practice night at the Heights & maybe team selection meeting for next week.