Top Team Performance, With Bat & Ball!
A great all round team performance resulted in a big win over 6th placed Oakley II this Saturday at a baking Recreation Ground. As the temperature soared so did the effort level from all 11 SMB fielders. Asked to bowl first SMB did a great job of restricting the visitors to 161-8 from their 40 overs. On a good track 200+ look par. Father and son, Dave and Joe Prodger combining to take 5 Oakley wickets.
The SMB openers started positively but failed to convert starts. Skipper Chalky looked very good for a quick fire 30 odd before a good catch ended his innings. It was left to Prodger senior to see us almost to the end with a sumptuous 64. Including some of the most attractive cover drives ever seen at the Rec. Alex Aldridge hitting the winning runs for a big 5 wkt win. Sweat and sunburn being all worthwhile.
The captains vegetable made a return in The George, Swifty the first recipient of the season for his continual moaning of how hot it was!