As editor of the Blog, I receive information about the games from several sources, I apologies to Mike for the changes I have made (the original is on Facebook) but like to provide us much information that I can. My only question is, why do St Aulaye play in their PJ’s! Is it a day night game?
Sunday 8th May 2016
Away to St Aulaye CC.
Start 12.00 pm if you’re Juzzy, 1.00 pm if you’re Remi and 1.15 pm if you’re Paul & Andy.
It was a blustery day in 100 acre woods St Aulaye. Captain Remi won the toss again and decided to have a bowl. Opening the bowling himself he soon had the opening bat making one of several catch chances during his scratchy innings eventually being caught with a fine catch on the boundary by one of our up and coming youngsters Baby Leo. Another breakthrough came with the removal of Tabvir for 5, as the scorebook has no details of how dismissed or who was bowling I will have to make the rest up. Garry was dropped early on 10 and went on to punish us by scoring 50 before finally being beaten.
I took a stunning catch diving the full length of an Olympic swimming pool one handed and blindfolded. Please it was nothing. Well you shouldn’t let me do the match reports!! As for catching yesterday I showed great dexterity I managed to drop the opener with both my left and right hands, I see that as a balanced performance. Belall added 15 before something happened?? Kabul, Danial and Sujon were dismissed for 14 runs between themselves. Old face Tom arrived and hung around, scoring 31 before falling off the final ball of the 39th over. Lacas, Sukdev, Ahsen and Shekh added 27 runs collectively before being all out for 180 in 39 overs. Unfortunately in that 180 there were 31 wides,..ouch! Which equals 5.1 extra overs,..ouch again. Our fielding generally was pretty tidy, Duncan running around in the deep and throwing well into the stumps despite having man flu and having to take un-prescribed drugs, might explain his spritely fielding attitude? Paul took a sharp catch in the gully, Ben hung onto a hot one, he also claimed a wicket when bowling and Andy bowled his full eight overs with a c&b thrown in. Catch of the day goes to Juzzy (WK) diving the full length of an even bigger Olympic swimming pool, one handed,..don’t worry Juzzy no one believes what I write. Bowling wise, Skips first four opening overs were tidy and penetrating picking up 2 wickets but his second spell didn’t work out so well, Leo bowled well again in two spells with no reward, seems to be getting that loop in flight just right. Maximillion son of El Presidenti (leader of the free world) opened the bowling but struggled to find rhythm and consistency, a good net or two would help.I think Maxy took a good catch during the game. Jason bowled Shekh one of two wickets for him on the day.
Our turn to bat started well enough with Paul and Andy giving some foundation to our innings with a partnership of 54 before Andy (22) was dismissed. Ben joined Paul but was soon back in the hut with 1 to his name. Max next up hung around before being bowled by Sukdev for 7. Next in Juzzy “The Slayer of Olde Mansle Town” Juzzy’s attitude to batting is see it, hit it with lusty blows; this uncompromising approach can’t be faulted. It’s not how, it’s how many. Juzzy was still there at the end wielding his mighty sword (made by Slazenger) dripping with the juice of bowlers toil, unbowed on 22 not out. I think Paul must have departed around this time for 42, unfortunately his score could have been higher on another day having played some good shots but not getting the full reward due to lush grass at this time of year. Skip next up only adding two to the scoreboard before falling to Danial, bowled. Then it was me, a vast improvement from my first game of the season against Loire CC, I lasted a full three balls, I now have a golden duck, a duck what do I need to complete the set? Answers please,..except you David. Jason hit a boundary in his innings of 7 before going on his holidays coming down the track and was stumped. If anyone’s in any doubt how far St Aulaye to my house is with dad out for a duck (again) and young son scoring 7, let me tell you,..it’s an eternity! Duncan and Leo added 1 run between them to the scoreboard before we ran out of overs. El Presdenti did not bat preserving his not out in the league status.
St Aulaye CC won by 53 runs.