OMW 209 ao, Walsh 3-5

W&H 125 ao, Mattocks 35

by Paul Fortescue

Sunday cricket returned to Brewery Road with an Academy XI taking on half of Old Midwives Saturday 2nd XI. The contest was closely fought until Fortescue lost the toss - an omen of things to come? And OMW decided to have a bat.  WHCC has always been a family club, and that tradition looks to have been passed down to the colts as wuckets fell c Hussain b Hussain, c Woods T b Woods J and c Woods J b Woods T.  OMW looked like they were going to make a massive score at 120+ for 2 after about an hour, but the introduction of the miserly seniors Woods and Dunbar applied the brakes. Some good catches from Mattocks and the devastating final spell of Walsh (3-1-5-3) proved just what a pile of sh*t statistics can be. The customary Walsh beamer sent minds dashing away to the impending league debut for the carnival.......complete
with Couch. Oh dear.

In reply, Walsh continues the cheap wickets theme making 5. Mattocks top scored with 33, almost all of which came from one over of particularly appetizing bowling from a MW youngster who didn't have a 3rd man on the shed boundary. Tut tut. Woods made an impressive return to cricket scoring 19 and reminding all the other bats what 'calling' is about.  Sharaz tested the construction quality of the new changing rooms by landing one his to received balls on the roof - the other went for 4 in a highly entertaining 10* off 2 balls, but the result was never in doubt. Other items. Worgan scored about 6 cakes at tea, impressing that the growth spurt was still ongoing, but was most aggrieved when the skipper relieved him of a cookie for his daughter. The highlight of the day was watching J Woods and Worgan trying to put the ropes back up,  supervised by Charlie.

Need I say more.


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