Innings of: Harlestone II
Innings of: St Michael's
St Michael's brush aside weakened Harlestone II
A weakened Harlestone side were no match for St Michael's in the club's latest Div 9 encounter. Hero of the day was captain Will 'Grandfather Clock' Kingston, who showed an assertive and resolute character to ensure the game went ahead after a morning's rain.
With the clouds clearing and the pitch still firm, Harlestone won the toss and chose to bat. Mick 'J' Lowe and Tom 'Tony Barlow' Marlow quickly got amongst the wickets to leave Harlestone reeling. Ian 'Steve Sidwell' Geddes then popped up to grab the final 3 wickets, with Messrs Baker and Lambert watching from the sidelines green with envy.
A quick turnaround left the Mick's needing the 40 required in 9 overs to claim maximum points, and this was duly completed in less than 6 overs as Dale Harrison and Kitty Collier boosted their averages with little not outs, the only casualty was makeshift opener Simon Cannell who failed to trouble the scorers.
With the game over so early, the lads retired to the Brampton Halt public house where a couple of jars were taken by the team. No football card this week as Big Al was at a burger convention and Malc Swann was forced to leave early as Mrs Swann had not stamped his pass card to beyond 5pm.
The lads have got to dig out the passports again next week as they take the trip to the badlands of Daventry for the next installment. The word on the street suggest Dangerous Dave Harrison is line for his St Michael's debut...
The cavalcade of chaos continues.....The Brixworth Bystander