Valley End 94 ao
W&H 3's 98-3 Mouzoures 34*
by Paul Fortescue
The 3rd XI took on bitter colts rivals, Valley End at the park. The game was never is doubt due to weather and the wicket looked good enough for VE to bat first, Fortescue having lost the toss again. It was to be the only time there were ahead in the game as a couple of early wickets for the skipper, followed by a brace for the emerging v. d. Walt left VE reeling. Some excellent catches, by Allan and Worgan kept the pressure on, and when VE decided to run out their best batsman, courtesy of a v. d. Walt direct hit, the game was really up. Zafar and Woods were left to rip through the lower order - well, sort of gently ease really, and a final burst from Turnbull saw another excellent catch from Zafar to close the innings. Tea saw a remarkably restrained display from Cake boy, presumably as Cake senior was in attendance.
The W&H innings saw all of our batsman score more that all of theirs. Mouzoures crashed a couple of boundaries into the woods on either side of the wicket, and Cheetham played a flashing and dynamic innings, as is his wont. Zafar decided that the polite calling off at the end of the match was a cue for him to do cartwheels (50p), and the Chairman (outgoing) paid a visit to alleviate the pain suffered from watching the 1's and listening to the 2's. Mrs Chairman, as opposed to Mrs Charman expressed her view that the best place for Peter on a Saturday was 'out', which lead inevitably to a fine.