Openers Run Riot At Berrydown!
After the euphoria of Sundays World Cup win 🏏🏆🔥 for England Cricket trying to write up Saturdays fixture against Overton II’s pails in comparison. But I will try anyways.
Loosing the toss skipper Phil Fish was asked to bowl which seemed quite a suprise as the pitch looked very green and pretty uneven. An early assessment was that it would skid on do a bit. So being asked to bowl was perfect as Overton slipped to 18-6. 2 early Wickets for Clay as he found good pace and swing with the new ball. Brennan Bulpitt (4-21) was back from her ‘girls’ weekend and continued where she left off the fortnight earlier. Opposition batsman tempted in to big shots and caught on the edge of the infield, no matter how much they try their eyes still light up. Some good catches held from Swift, Mark Lancaster and Martan. The Overton lower middle order offered some resistance with a flury of boundarys, Alex Aldridge picked up a couple and Dave Prodger 1, Martin Clay (3-18) returned to end a stubborn 10th wicket partnership and bowl the hosts out for 74.
New boy Alistair and Swifty opened seizing on anythign short and wide to get us off to a flyer 39 on the board at the end of the 5th over. A change in length from the Overton seamers slowed the run rate a little and saw off both openers. With Prodge and Alex seeing us home for the loss of 2 wickets. 6 in a row now for SMBCC.
Swifty forgot the Captains veg🍆 again so kept it for another week!