Damerham cricket club is situated in the Western downland village of Damerham on the Northwest edge of the New Forest. Read more >
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Boy meets girl and they fall in love. That’s the simple version. Here’s another: she’s from money, he’s from the wrong side of the tracks. Their parents don’t approve but nothing can stand in their way. And another: at first they can’t stand each other. She thinks he’s an oaf, he thinks she’s a stuck up cow. Or she thinks he’s a spoiled brat, he thinks she’s trouble. But in the end, over the course of a series of adventures and mishaps, the details of which are inconsequential, they realise they can’t fight against their mutual attraction any longer. No wait. Their eyes meet across a crowded room. It’s electric. Love at first sight. But look at the challenges they must overcome to be together. Can they succeed?
Any way you cut it up you’ve heard that story a thousand times, but it doesn’t stop you going back for more. Why? Because we’re suckers for it that’s why. We can’t help ourselves. Same old story.
Sway haven’t lost all season and that story was not changed today. They’re a big club with excellent home grown talent. Their 14 year old century maker and his leg spinning twin brother were playing for Hampshire under 15s the next day down in Cornwall, which is why they didn’t play for the firsts, who were away. Same old story. Without that underaged ton, the rest of their side made even less than we did. Same old story. We bowled and fielded pretty well to restrict the top of the league side to 200. Then we batted like we’d never tried it before, throwing wickets away with reckless abandon on a decent batting track. We collapsed from 60-3 to 71 all out in a despondent heap of seething frustration. Same old story.