When we gathered on Saturday morning to take on Bromley Common, we discovered a wicket that was a bit damp at one end but not at the other. That made for an interesting toss – but we lost it, and were not surprised to be asked to bat first.
Alex Moen and Ollie Robinson gave us a reasonable start, but 24-0 soon became 25-2. It got steadily worse over the next hour, and after 18 overs we were 56 for 6. Mitch was still there though, and he was now joined by Adeel. That pair added 72 in ten overs before Adeel fell for 45 including three sixes, and gave us back the initiative. Mitch, Philip, Gordon, and Xav all helped us to keep that initiative, and a useful last wicket stand of 25 between the brothers Darroch took us to a total of 211.
We’d have settled for that at the start of the game, and Bromley Common were clearly a bit deflated by our recovery. Ollie struck an early blow with the new ball, but the second pair took the score to 45 before Warren took the second wicket. Warren and Dan soon made that 63-4, but again a stand developed and the next pair had taken the score to 91 before Adeel had the New Zealander Taylor lbw. Once that wicket had fallen there was little doubt that we would be the winners, especially once the Common had forgotten that you should never run on a misfield and been beaten by Xav’s throw. Michael and Adeel took the last four wickets in the space of 22 balls as we ended up comfortable 80 run winners.
|2 June 2018||12:00 pm||Premier 1st XI 2018||2018|