Prodger Snr Runs Through Ropley!
Never let it be said that SMBCC do not have plenty of tossers. With skipper Jack White still on the golf course it was left to Vice Captain Phil Fish to toss the coin. A favourable decision ensued and he elected to bat. Quickly dropping himself to no.11. The run rate was thriving but wickets fell at regular intervals 69-3 after 11 overs. Back from the 18th Chalky slotted in at no 4 and batted beautifully for 56. Mark Lancaster marshalled the tail wonderfully for 46 with some crisp boundaries and sharp running between the wickets. SMB ending their 40 over 237-9.
On a warm muggy afternoon Alex Aldridge took over opening bowling duties from absent Brennan Bulpitt picking up two wickets. The addition of Dave Prodger to the attack at the other end brought the prize wicket of the Ropley skipper, Dave dismmantling the middle order with figures of 5-6 off of his 8 overs! A top spell!
A little complacent and faced with some stubborn batting. SMB struggled to take the remaining 2 wickets until the 34th over when veteran swinger Rob King mopped up the tail. Ropley all out for 115. Top keeping too by stand in Paul Bulpitt
Swifty maintained the captains veg for another week, mainly because he forgot it!