Courtesy of Malcolm West
Barton Abbey duly defeated, the Blenheim juggernaut ploughs on…..
We scored 121 for 8 they were 62 for 9 at the end of their 20 overs. Very unusual game when Stan taking three wickets and bowling two wides in an over (incredibly wide when basically the umpires were not giving wides) isn’t the highlight. Instead this must go to 12 year old debutant Jake Spearman. Batting at 7 ahead of his dad and scoring 10 not out including a lofted on drive for four he then opened the bowling and again showed up his dad with 2-20 from four overs and wrapping up his man of the match performance with a confidently taken catch three quarters of the way back at deep mid-on (the sort of catch that most people in our side drop every week). Phil left chuntering and was advised to phone Martin to ask for advice on coping with a prodigal son out performing him. Therapy may be required.
Thanks to our new batting additions from Phil (Ross and Dom) who scoring 70odd between them saved our blushes in the first innings. And Further justifying Phil’s place in the team by bringing them to the game.