-- BillHewitt - 23 Jul 2007

Thu 19 July - Eccentric Flamingoes vs Informatics (Inverleith - 6pm)


  • Bill
  • Amjad
  • Shri
  • Sujai
  • Sethu
  • Ravi
  • Matt F
  • Shehzad
  • Binu
  • Jon Gorringe

A bit of a curate's egg this game. Firstly, we ended up with only 8 players after Binu (went to Peffermill?) and Shri didn't show. Also Mike (What he lacked in reading mails telling him where the game was being played, he made up for in application in doing a tour of Edinburgh loooking for the game) was rather late.

Undeterred and after borrowing a player (rather good as it turned out) and a couple of fielders from Flamingoes, we made an inspired start on a very wet and slow wicket. Thanks to a bowled and run out from Amjad (with a direct hit) and a stunning caught and bowled from sujai, we soon had them struggling on 19-4 with their biggest hitter back on the touchline. From then on howerver despite further wickets from Gavin (on loan from Flamingoes) and late on for Shehzad and sethu, they managed what looked like a none to daunting 82 from their 20 overs, which in hindsight was a few too many.

In reply Bill and Mike, profitting from slices of luck being dropped and with some near run outs got the score (perhaps rather too steadily) to 30 for no wicket. Unfortunately, what followed from there wasn't the needed acceleration, but a spectacular collapse, finishing pretty much in the dark with Sujai being caught at cover having hit the cover off the ball. I don't know how the fielder saw it let alone caught it. Everyone struggled to come to terms with the pitch and get the bowling away and eventually people perished trying to get on with things. Both Bill and Shehzad perished trying to heave a slow bowler over the top to be horribly caught out by the lack of pace on the ball after it pitched and embaressed frown

Oh well, we are still up for the season and at least we are playing some cricket now, albeit in the cold, damp and dark on this occasion!

Topic revision: r1 - 23 Jul 2007 - 16:20:12 - BillHewitt
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