Taverners CC Vs Punjab Warriors
Saturday February 23rd
A day that felt like the 1st day of spring even if it was only -10 but a complete contrast to the past few weeks, was a good day for cricket.
Taverners batted 1st with what looks like on paper a lop sided pair with Sid (63) & Chris (2). Looking at the score sheet Chris only apparently only faced 3 balls. The pair were gifted a goodly number of wides. I saw one over where Sid faced 7 consecutive wide balls, with the pair ending up with 87.
After 1 over the 2nd pair had brought the total to 83 but David (15) & Chomo (14) then set about scoring a few runs but the bowlers contributed fewer wides the pair taking the score to 131.
The final pair of Garvin (31) & Daniel (14) looked set to take the total over 200 until Garvin decided to attack the ceiling, but they did reach 189. This score was aided by 47 extras.
The Punjab Warriors were unlucky to come up against a Taverner side on top of its fielding form with Daniel diving around like a 10 year old, Sid getting some part of his body in the way of well hit shots & Chris keeping the batsmen honest with some great keeping. In fact one of the last pair after having good potential 4 shots stopped by Sid & then having the bowlers end stumps stopping the next one, remarked “I can hit everything except the back wall”.
The 1st pair put on 35 the 2nd pair amassed 38 & the final pair reached 37 for a total of 110 of which 23 were wides with Sid gifting 10. A victory by 79 runs.
Sid 2 – 18, David 4 – 27, Garvin 0 -35, Chomo 1 – 20 & Daniel 0 – 24
Post game as usual at the Bridge with one of the topics being where to go with the bus during the Tour. It seems that a return to Bath is a near certainty & the 4 town trip down the coast also rating highly.
What I couldn’t understand is why we were subjected to this late evening drinking when Umpire Baney is swanning around in Phoenix. It was a good job that he wasn’t there as our barmaid had a particularly tight sweater. I am afraid we might not have been able to restrain him