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June 15 2019 - Bramshaw II - Home - 1pm

Scorecard

Damerham 00-0 / Bramshaw II 00-0 (Game Abandoned)

Si White

Andy Thompson

Victor Parkin

Alex Pardy

Henry Gilbert

Jude Carroll

Lewis Tapley

Ben Colbourne

Tom Parry

Dom Carroll

Mark Matthews

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Dom & Pards  30-4 = 6

Vic & Waz       14-1 = 7

Ross & Lew    24-0 = 24

Si & Andy        30-3 = 7.5

Jude & Ben     33-5 = 5.5

H & Clive         38-2 = 12.7

 

After a filthy wet week, chance of play was definitely in the balance. But Joel had done a great job on not only the square but the whole ground, and the wicket had been covered all week so was dry and in a perfectly playable state.

 

Overnight it rained heavily, and then drizzled persistently throughout the morning. The strip itself was fine, but the square and outfield were pretty soggy.

 

Most of Bramshaw II, especially the captain, were keen to play. But they had a couple of older guys who either a) have general happiness issues, b) really don’t like cricket, or c) considered the unremitting rain to be something DCC had organised specifically for them, and they didn’t take kindly to it at all. 

 

So Bramshaw left about half one. (They were not alone – only one game was completed in our division this week.)

 

By two the outfield was playable. By three the sun was out, the wind was up, and it was almost completely dry.

 

So we had a game of pairs. Sadly Tom had already left, but happily Clive was at a loose end, having also been rained off, and with Tappers along as 12th man we had six pairs, chosen by the traditional names in a hat (box) method.

 

Each pair batted for five frenetic overs, their total score divided by how many times they were out (+1, obvs, arithmetic fans).

 

The Tapley brothers won at a canter, employing the time-honoured and much overlooked ancient tactic of not getting out.

 

It was an entertaining afternoon, with some good, fun, pressure-free batting, some decent catches, and a short spell for all bowlers (including an over to Jude that I’ll be reminding him about until he’s my age). Quick, relaxed, enjoyable and effectively consequence free, it was a reminder of what we’ve lost by not playing Wednesday cricket.

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