Great fun was had at Thame Cricket Club last Friday after a chance conversation with myself and TCC Treasurer Matt Swain at reception saying we could get a team up for a friendly 100 ball a team format.
Racquets cobbled a mixed team of ex players, new players and even people walking their dogs in Thame! We also borrowed a couple of TCC players after a couple of inevitable no shows and went about their task.
The was great bowling from Jonny Vaughan with a intimidating I pace run up, Tim ‘Run up like Bob Willis’ Wright in between running his Funeral services and Beth’s left arm over kept the home side to 128 for 3 with wickets from Tim Wright, Simon ‘Dodgy Knees’ Martin (bowling the last 10 ball over uphill) and new, promising cricketer Beth!
Racquets Openers Neal’Tank’ Waters nurdled his way to a beautiful 30 odd and wore a nasty bouncer into the ribs for his troubles and Matt Swain showed his loyalty to Racquets ducking and weaving his way to 30 odd also not out retiring to give Paddy Harris a bat who we claimed to keep wicket and drop catches. But he smashed a few fours which he did with pleasure against his team mates before he and Matt retired to give Beth and Jonny a bat.
Beth got a really good ball early which brought in Steve ‘The Blocker’ Blackwell who was intent on showing the bowler the makers name on his bat and After Jonny retired gracefully after a couple of cultured smashes through mid wicket we needed 4 off the last over.
This is where Steve ‘The Closer’ Bridges was released to smash the 3rd ball of the last over for the winning runs after Steve had nurdled another single.
Well played Racquets and thanks to Thame Cricket Club for looking after us in the bar afterwards! We all look forward to the new Club house opening later this year.
We’re happy to organise another match, so if people interested speak to Simon.