Courtesty of Dave Hughes
The visitors won the toss and surprisedly decided to bat on a bowler friendly wicket – they then hit the friendly bowlers to all parts and scored 292 – 6 off 35 overs – there was a tight spell of bowling from the little lad behind the sight screen. Their Overseas player scored a hundred and then retired – he was not an Aussie obviously. We dropped some catches and some more but former Mock Mayor Stan was faultless behind the stumps.
Blenheim got off to a rapid start through Lee Keyes with a firmly hit 69 and Omer with 38 before Lee was caught in the deep off the bowling of a 12 year old leg spinner (A good one though) as he attempted another big hit. There were good contributions by the new Mock Mayor James Talbot with an unbeaten 31 and Gorgeous George Talbot with 18 whilst the skipper Marc Canham smashed another half century in prolific season but once the skipper was out the inning subsided to 254 all out.
A fine day out and compliments to the Spearman’s for a fine tea and appreciated Helen’s tactical cricket observations about running the bat in and Hubbie must get a wicket this season etc.