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Fixtures and Results | Match Reports

Date Against H/A Link Result Captain/Score
Sun 1 / 5 / 2016 Coftonians Home (YW) Lost by 5 wickets. Old Mo 165-7. Oppo 166-5.


Fitmen 165-7; Coftonians 166-5 (last over); Coftonians win by 6 wickets

It all seemed to be coming together on the eve of the game. Mo had warmed up nicely with a 58 for Ashfield 2nds, Tom H was offering lifts to the game at 2am in The Hare & Hounds, TC Jnr had shunted TC Snr to the kitchen and the weather forecast was hinting we might actually play.

The morning of the game turned that upside down……………Mo out (twisted ankle), Tom H out (still out according rumours) and Nutt I moved up the roster as part-time kitchen staff. Ashley Wilkes drafted in at short notice made the 11…………just.

A sticky wicket (but promise of rain to come) saw SkipRaj elect to bat and a steady but difficult opening partnership put 50 on. Following Tom (30@64) and Gav (21@64) a mini collapse saw 51-4 on the scoreboard. Re-building by ‘Off the leash/on the lash for the weekend’ Tuckerrrr (who played a MotM innings of 60@97) along with SkipRaj (25@45) who between them posted a century stand.

A flurry of boundaries and wickets towards the end meant the Fitmen posted a competitive 165.

Tea (courtesy of Trainee Tina) saw the welcome first appearance of the season of table cloths ….. smothered in volumes of sarnies (Dave Healey’s Egg sandwiches won that won easily) alongside the customary highlights of Mrs Raj’s Pakora and a new contender with Mrs Lockyer’s fairy cakes.

Coftonians invariably put out a decent batting line-up so when TC Snr (8-2-16-1) Ralphie (8-2-24-0) had zipped through the first 10 overs conceding just 21 runs, the prognosis was good. Dave Healey’s (8-0-19-1) bouncing quickies carried on troubling and restricting the batsmen and suddenly they were at the halfway stage with only 48 on the board. Surely a maiden victory of the season beckoned?

Perhaps it was Bal’s ‘groin tear’ forcing him out of the attack or (more likely) the 4 dropped catches that swung the game. Coftonians took full advantage of the let offs and from about over 26 accelerated towards a target that was now within reach.

Some outstanding hitting from the 5th wicket pair kept some tidy FitBowling honest and despite the efforts of Messrs Wilkes, Sharif and Lockyer the drops were to cost the fitmen…. Dr Death was the only Fitman to hold onto one. Last over required 6 and despite a chink of light with dot/wicket... they were too close by then.