The One that Got Away
Have lost the toss and been put into the field on Sunday we got off to the best possible start.
Foresters were 5 for 5 with 3 wickets for Graham and 2 for Tony. Foresters rallied with Wardy and Capewell until the former was caught off one of our 3 debutants –Sam Mayes. They did continue to fight though and with Capewell’s well made 59 and some other tail-wagging they made it up to 142.
Graham, finishing with 5-14 and Tony on 2-29.
Our batting got off to a really poor start as well! We were 8 for 2, 20 for 3 and then 30 for 5. Harry was watching the carnage from one end while batting nice and sensibly and when joined by Graham, started to steady the ship. An injudicious shot from Graham saw him spoon a catch to cover with the score on 68 and then Harry went for 64 in a similar fashion with the score on 86. Still a long way to go but a very mature partnership between Fraser and Malcolm started edging us near to the required total. Calamitously, Malcolm played on with the score on 129, Colin was stumped and finally Fraser was stone dead LBW all in quick succession.
The game was up and we’d lost by just 13 runs.
It was a ludicrously up and down game and we really should not have thrown it away but we are lacking match practise so next time we will improve.