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Fixtures and Results | Match Reports

Date Against H/A Link Result Captain/Score
Wed 27 / 4 / 2016 WMD Home (YW) Lost by 8 wickets. Old Mo 123-6. Oppo 124-2.

SCORECARD

Junior Doctors strike Fitmen where it hurts.

Well it had to happen. For the first time since July 29th 2014, the Fit Mid-weekers lost a match.

Shock horror? Well not really. Our friendly foes, WMD, are a good team who over the past 7 years we have only beaten twice in T20 format or as it was in late April a F15 format. Toss won, with ever darkening/freezing (3-5oC) conditions, Fitskip for the night decided to have a crack at batting. With the doctors having to evade flying pickets’ en-route to Ashfield, an emergency call was made to fill holes in a 7 man field.

A 15 watt fan heater blaring away in the home changing room offered minimal resistance against the evenings chill but reluctantly R. Harris and the pinch hitting Greg Moore were asked to open. Against accurate bowling the pair moved the score steadily along however the 15 over (90 ball per team) format meant that both had to get on with it from the off. Greg swung and missed out for 9 forcing Tuckerrr to brave the Antarctic conditions.

Bacon and Eggs is a top combination but Tucker and Harris in a mood together is irresistible. Tucker cracked 5 fours and 2 sixes in a sizzling 39 off just 28 balls. Good running and a bat worthy of our Cumbrian ‘keeper lead to a potentially match winning 90 partnership. Harris finally allowed on strike smazzed a phenomenal 22 off one over on his way to 44 before selflessly running himself out for the team cause at the end.

Habib, sporting a full bobble hat, ski mask and gloves supported by Dave Berman were then thrown out to the elements. A leg spinning surgeon then proceeded to examine both players technique to the extreme. The normally ebullient Habib subdued to just 4 off 8, skipper Martin bowled 1st ball for a nightmarish Golden duck and Dr Berman finally hitting his ninth ball for a splendid nought (the traditional 9th wedding anniversary is willow and the modern alternative is leather – I kid you not )

Only 3 runs were scored in the last 12 balls and that in the end did for the un-beatables. 123 for 6.

Defending the target, pick of the bowlers was Greg, at all times unplayable. Sharif grabbed the first (of many) mid week wickets with a smart catch from the flying Golden Orville. There was still a sniff of a chance with a great throw from Raj and gather from tucks to run out the 3rd bat.

Sam Lockyer bowled bravely but WMD had 2 batsmen who took advantage of any wayward balls to the short boundary. Uncharacteristic poor fielding and dropped catches meant that with an over to spare WMD closed the game out. The Devonian left hander played really well in his match winning innings and fair play to WMD staying behind for a drink.
Footnote – Where's Ralphie when you need him?