BPCC vs The Cricketer’s Club CC – 28th July 2019

BPCC won … the toss and choose to bat and immediately had second thoughts when Lee was caught to a stunning catch in the second over! However this set the tone for fielding in both innings. After Phil B’s early departure BPCC slowly rebuilt the innings with Simon Parker (58ish) and Martin Cox (46) to take the score to 146 for 6 from the allocated 40. In reply the Cricketers were soon in trouble with some fine bowling from Tom W and Nigel … and finer catching – most notably a driving one-handed grab by Simon P fielding at short mid-on. First change Phil S promptly hypnotized the batsmen with his soporific bowling and claimed 3-12. However, with the introduction of the ‘spinners’, the scoreboard started ticking … and Cricketers comeback. However, they had been pinned down for too long and with an asking rate approaching 10/over from the last 3, their last batsman found the juggling man-mountain Martin C patrolling the long-on boundary. Great ‘knuckle-ball from last-minute addition Josh … the man-of-the match goes to Tom for his on and off-the field performance i.e. 2pm mercy run to Oxford to get Josh!