Match Report for your perusal:
Hope you all enjoyed last weekend. One one sided game followed by a far better game, runs finally being scored and Vishy not destroying the first innings batting order again (in the second match that is). Hats off to Vishy through great nagging accurate bowling a lesson to all and sundry but much aided by wayward and abject batting, sorry if I offend anyone here. Another Hat trick for Vish, two in two weekends. Is this some kind of record? Should we be submitting this to Wisden? Nuk Fitzpatrick also showed promise with the ball. Viv's team scored 53 runs, Tom Jolly and Chris Mahoney the only ones I think who can hold their heads up proffering some defence, though that man/machine Vish swooped to illustrate why he is also a premier fielder in Lima to snatch Mahones cm's off the turf. In response, Louis RunMachine Grandjean showed why he is a promising new signing for the 20/20's ahead, battering everyone, assisted by Matt Terminator O'Connor who was able to partner Louis admirably. Skipper Gav Breeze, whose birthday we celebrated, also came in and assisted in the 9 wicket debacle.
A Second match was rapidly scheduled by the skippers with Viv suggesting to Vish he should sit out the match as this would balance the affair! This rebellion was quietly and quickly quashed and Vish was then handed over to Viv's team like the Black Prince's favourite horse lent to appease the Dauphin in the 100 Years War. It was a better game overall, Vish took wickets again though not as many this time. Gazza was on target this time and quickly swept through a rather brittle lower order with 3 or 4 for not many, until Sonnu and Walter came together and put on 40odd runs and with Saffer Sanford the score was lifted to 117. In response Nick Barsby proved he like smiting the ball lustily, people were whispering on the boundary "ooooh he's a lusty swiper!". He hit a quickfire 37, quickly followed by Kamlesh who's stonemason blows carried the game on until he was caught behind by Gav off Louis GJ's bowling. Hodgson played a great holding innings (36*) he and Gazza wrapped up the match with two overs to go, but not before this happened....... (imagine you are watching A Question of Sport)