Blenheim Park CC vs Iffley Village CC – 17th June 2018

  • They batted first in the 35 over a side game
  • Stan was the man of the moment – 3-17, plus contributed to a sharp run out
  • Yes, you read that right, I know those words do not normally appear in the same sentence in that order!
  • Spearman’s decided not to catch – off their own, or, each other’s bowling – except for one lapse by Spearman the elder for S’man the younger
  • Nigel, a quick learner, opted to take matters in his own hands (seems such a waste of a great pun …) and rearranged the woodwork a couple of times
  • One apiece from Spearman (E & Y) & Gokani and another run-out completing the wicket tally
  • New boy Nick had a great debut – excellent (and busy) in the field, including 2 catches (also see below)
  • Innings closed on 163 All Out in the penultimate ball

Tea ‘service as usual’ with the Return of the Mike – welcome back!

  • BPCC innings started off positively with Rob Kerr settling into his openers’ role (37ish and 7 or 8th wicket)
  • But little other support except – New boy Nick with a quick fire 22
  • Other key events:

o   Coxy turning the other cheek to a beamer – the ball did the slapping on this occasion. And an opportunity for a public service broadcast …. Please (re-)consider wearing a helmet guys.

o   Last 7 wickets tumbled for a handful of runs

  • BPCC 136 All Out in the 30th Over – could and should have been a win.