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Fixtures and Results | Match Reports

Date Against H/A Link Result Captain/Score
Sun 28 / 6 / 2015 The Village Home Lost by 111 runs. Oppo 335-5. Old Mo 224-9.


Village 'regulars' punish Fitmen

Fitmen 224-9, lost to Village 335-5, by 111 Runs

There was a Village missing at least 3 idiots this weekend, and they all appeared to be gracing the Graveyard. When even your own teammates are asking for quiet, and apologising to the 'oppo for the childish behaviour of their counterparts, then surely you need to take a step back and look at yourself at some point?? Add to that the fact that you have been thrown out of a reputable club for being unmanageable, then clearly the time has come to pipe down!.

40 overs of incessant, moronic rubbish was hurled down to the FitBatters, who valiantly ignored the childish behaviour and posted a respectable 224 for 9 in reply to a mammoth 335 for 5, helped mainly by the opener being dropped on 16, who then went on to amass 98, whilst his partner hit a ton on an under 13 wicket, enjoying an opening stand in excess of 200.
With the toss falling in favour of the Fitmen, the decision to field first was based mainly on the moist and overcast nature of the day, with the green-top track being initially guarded by the trusty tarpaulin, along with a scattering of road pins and park benches in order to keep it in situ.
Numerous bowlers were tried - Sunny and Sharif opening up, Sharif claiming two wickets and going for only 5.6 an over (the most economical on the day), Ash and Bal bulking out the middle overs but remaining wicket-less, Raj, Nutterrr and Skipperrr all going for >9 an over, Ian also claiming two wickets, whilst Tom H assisted the bowlers with two smart stumpings. Sunny returned and clean bowled the Centurion, before some improvised batting and big hitting helped the visitors score to 335...whilst denting Ash's recent excellent economy rate somewhat. Question of the day came from the batsman with a higher batting average than IQ...sweeping one (a double bouncer) down to fine leg for a two, on returning to the popping crease he asked "is that a dead ball?"...wow...

Tea duties were scaled down to honour those fasting during Ramadan, but included the staple Extra Spicy Wings, Pakora, sarnies and cakes.

The reply started solemnly with Tom nicking one to the 'keeper, bringing Tahir in to join Uncle Mo. The pair batted well putting on a few before Uncle Mo got a low one to be adjudged LBW, for another fine 57 (10 fours @ 114). Tahir was timing the ball beautifully before missing a full toss to be bowled for 43, whilst Tuckerrr "edged" his way to 22. Sunny had some fun smashing seven fours and a huge six into the Covered Wagon car park, before holing out to backward square leg for a smart 39 (SR of 144). With the catch of the day accounting for Tom H, Ash and Bal helped themselves to 21 and 10 not out, ensuring the 'oppo were kept out for the full 40 overs, until 8:30 pm, the length of the game largely dictated by their umpires who, EVERY over, checked with i) square leg and ii) the scorer, to see how many balls had gone in the over...I always thought a pre-requisite of umpiring was the ability to count to six, something which even reception kids are able to do...generally this can be helped by the addition of six counters/stones/scotch eggs which can be passed from one hand to the other...but wait, confusion may ensue when there are three counters in each hand...uh oh...

Enjoy the Rubber Dinghy Rapids, bro...