Taverners Vs. Blues 2?
(Don’t you just love it when the score book only has half the info)
Aug 8 2018
Another warm sunny but hazy day with a little breeze
Taverners again lost the toss & were asked to field . Even though it was quite bright it was decided to play 15 overs a piece to save the 2nd batting team batting in the dark.
Not possible to give a breakdown of the Blues innings as no bowlers names are listed & the various listings of the scores are all different. So this is from memory & there is no published data to disprove.
David & Chomo opened the bowling & Chomo claimed a wicket with his 4th ball. With the next pair of bowlers Karran took a wicket with his 2nd ball & then got carted around the field. Ossie then took a wicket with ball #1 bowling a batsmen playing correctly with a forward defensive shot & the ball squeezed between bat & pad from an off cutter to remove middle stump.
The next pair of bowlers Anil & Sid kept the runs down but Sid suffered. 1st ball lifted to mid wicket Karran danced around in a circle & let the ball land at his feet. (“You stupid prick”) encouragement from the bowler, Next ball same shot to the same fielded who decided to imitate a crocodile with his hands, ball on the ground via his tummy.
4th ball along the ground in the same direction through the fielder’s (Karran) legs. At least 4 Taverners rolling on the floor laughing.
Change of bowling with Imdad being the final bowler but according to the book he didn’t deliver a ball.
Blues2 scored 83, 87 or 107 depending on which area was looked at.
Bowlers taking wickets. According to the book no one took a wicket but 8 players batted.
Taverners batting started a little slowly to some tight bowling with Imdad out well caught at slip for 4. Next in (& out) Chomo (quack). Anil then joined by Andrew & they put on a number (not listed in the book) of runs for the next wicket until Anil was out bowled for18.
Andrew then took charge supported by Daniel hobbling on his injured foot until he was run (staggered) out going for a 3rd for 9.
Sid the joined Andrew for the final over & Taverners needing 6 to pass Blues highest total. Andrew hit the 1st 2 balls to the boundary taking him to 70 & Taverners to 109 for 4
A win in our final game by 6 wickets.
At the end of the evening a long & interesting discussion concerning the MCA & the future, with Garvin, Anil, Chomo & myself. Anil lending his thoughts of how badminton coped with their growing pains. Garvin gave us some accounting of how local politicians were now coming through with financing for increasing the number of pitches especially when their constituency has a large number of cricketing voters.
Anil suggested that it may be time to rethink some of the MCA’s constitution which as I pointed out was written to run an association of 6 to 8 teams but that now is outmoded with 30 or so teams.
He suggested that we select the various key positions using people with that particular background i.e. a financial professional as treasurer. Before we realised it we discovered that it was nearly 1:00 AM & time to finish for the night.