Sunday 9 June -v- Westcombe Parkers at Avery Hill Park
With the skip absent, captaincy duties befell Daz and as could be expected the result was pure farce. Debutants in the side were a strong mid-order trio of Martin Jon John Greasby and Paul Blackwell and the rest of the team was made up of our more seasoned no-hopers.
Westcombe must have sensed their biggest chance of victory since the fixture started and took the opportunity to bat. A reliable service of dross was delivered by m of our attack, with only Nathan, bowling the occasional straight ball, emerging with an honour returning career best 5 for 36. Somehow or other, the side that Kevin Gibson dismissed virtually single-handed, contrived to amass 210 runs and we were staring a defeat equal in embarrassment to the Brasted affair. What followed was a shock to everybody who knows Graham Roberts only for his slightly portly frame and really silly hair-cut. He set about the fiery Parkers attack like a man possessed and with the help of no one in particular amassed a club record 132 and took us to the brink of an improbable victory. Only the incredibly slow-scoring Moyse got in double figures and despite a late flurry the target proved ten too many.
Schultz -Third successive duck - where does he go from here?
Roberts -Enough said already
Wilsdon -Opened his account for the season with a singular contribution.
Probets-Joined the 5 wicket club
Jones -A Welshman
Greasby -Another fat player in the side, cribbed from the Halifax.
Blackwell -A mate of Nathís so heís probably shit.
Moysey -Batted down the order to preserve his average.
Browne -More wickets that must put him high up in the averages
Clements -Why didnít we play with ten
Martin -Bowling not given the respect it deserved.