Taverners Vs Blackhawks
Wednesday Aug 5 2020
Taverners won the toss & batted first with Imdad (42) & Sid (88 NO) putting on very quick runs until Imdad was out LBW. Ravinder (41) then joined Sid & the run pace continued with many of the runs coming in boundaries until Ravinder was also out LBW. For the final over Sudarshan (9 NO) & Sid took the Total to 176 for 2 leaving the Blackhawks to score at 9 an over for victory.
Taverners opened the bowling with Chomo & Caleb both restricting the run rate & taking wickets Caleb taking 2 wickets in 2 balls one bowled & one caught high up at a 2nd attempt at slip by Sid with another wicket being caught behind by Chris. Chomo got 1 wicket well caught by Ravinder. The #5 batsman swung & missed a few time & then retired hurt
A change bowling at this point with Andrew & Nigel taking up the attack this gave the #6 batsman Zahid the confidence to go for the diet of full tosses & long hops served up by Andrew & the slower but more accurate ball from Nigel to quickly score 46 before holing out an Andrew long hop to Caleb. The #7 batsman put on 17 before being well caught on the boundary by Keith off of Andrew. The #8 batsman was stumped by Chris about 6 yds down the wicket from Nigel. At this point Keith was introduced to the attack with his high lobbing deliveries & the accompanying grunt & in the last over of the game taking 2 wickets with his last 2 balls. Blackhawks all out for 112 a Taverner win by 64
Bowling: – Caleb 3 – 21, Chomo 1 – 19, Andrew 2 – 22, Nigel 1 – 34, & Keith 2 – 14
Post-game meeting was at the Emery residence with some over spiced chicken left over from the Grumpy Golf. Apparently, there was also some Pork but I didn’t see that as I was busy monitoring the beer consumption. For the 1st time this season I guessed correctly the beverage requirements with the last bottle being split between 3 of us as we were packing up. I did some checking later & discovered that we have made over $400 more in profit to date than we did to the same point last season, & this despite making less profit on the store-bought beer that we have had to resort to. For the information of the newer members all this profit comes back to the players except the small amount spent by the Social Sect.on checking out the grass at Pebble Beach