By Skipper Alex Smickersgill
2nd XI Away v Walton
13th July 2019
Apologies dear readers. This week’s match report is both late and briefer. The reason for this is that amongst the many calamitous decisions made by the skipper this week was the failure to remember to collect the score book at the end of the game. Given the skipper’s Alzheimer’s, this is an essential aide memoire to the details of what has unfolded.
Faced with hazy memories your correspondent will cling to the positives. First amongst these was an outstanding innings of 91 by Adil. This really has been his season. In three of his last four innings he has made his best score, a heroic effort. He has refined his batting to combine great selectivity with his big hitting. The way he shouldered responsibility to chase down a big score was admirable and the fact we came up Short was despite not because of his tremendous knock.
Other useful contributions came from Zaheer and Paul but ultimately the batting came up short.
The bowling was led by Sam and Zaheer. Sam is starting to get division 3 batters quaking and Zaheer with his nagging accuracy provided the perfect foil. There was also another promising spell from Finn.
In the field Alfie and Finn were both energetic and reliable. The only blemish in the field was the dropping of three catches early in the piece.
A young team went down fighting and there will definitely be more details in next week’s report.
Man of the match: Adil
Fielding point: Alfie