In the baking sun the 1st XI travelled to Churt and confident after our first meeting set out to make it 2 out of 2. With the Sun belting down I decided with a new look side (due to certain individuals deciding summer was a time for marriage and merry making) that we would have a bat. It would turn out to be one of those days, Malcolm Eddington tweaked his ham string at warm up but tried to bat valiantly but we stumbled and stuttered our way to 221 all out with handy contributions from Tom Dunbar (50), Qais Nawaz (45), James Woods (30) and myself chipping in with 33.
We felt quietly confident as at one stage we really were not looking good and thought that 150 would have been our end total. So a great fight back from the lads that definitely seemed to have our noses a little in front. It was just not to be. A straight forward catch was put down in the 2nd over and 100* not out later Churt’s opening bat carried his bat through. Their other opener also put on a 40 odd but their overseas player batting at 3 just middled everything we threw at him. So a 9 wicket thumping. Something we are not too proud of, but at the end of the day it’s catches that win matches. Digby Philip, Qais Nawaz and James Woods bowled wellbut at the end of the day to no avail.
A quiet beer and chat with the opposition was welcome and with pretty much full availability this coming week we need to bounce back immediately and start playing to our potential.
Cheers for now.
Ryan Pogson (1st XI Captain)