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Fixtures and Results | Match Reports

Date Against H/A Link Result Captain/Score
Tue 9 / 8 / 2016 Wavis CC Away Lost by 8 wickets. Old Mo 94 Oppo 95-2.


Commeth the Happy Hour.....

It's a funny old game cricket but sometimes you just have to take your hat off to your opponents and say fair play.
8 out of 8 catches, zero drops and some excellent ground fielding backed up some disciplined bowling by our amiable hosts Wavis at the Solihull Municipal Ground.
The end result was that only 3 Fitmen, Ralphie (19), Sharif (11) and an excellent 23 from Dave Healy were the only double figure scores. Golden ducks from Martin and Biff and a 4 ball duck from Greg definitely didn't help. A spirited innings by Habib was ended by a quite superb catch from someone who hadn't played for 3 months....it was one of those nights.
When Sam Moore was also caught well in the deep for not many the wheels were coming off. Dave Healy tried his best to drag us past the 100 mark, but yet another excellent catch meant that even Biff's last man out stumped histrionics could only result in a 40 short par score of 94.
There were obviously lighter moments of the evening, with Biff taking up the 22 press up challenge followed by necking his 7th pint of the evening. Habib's hilarious changing room antics....but it was with heavy hearts that we went out to try and defend a paltry score.

With the Wavis opening bat wearing the 1st team Solihul Municipal kit, it looked like things might be over quickly. However, some spirited bowling and fielding ensured that Wavis didn't get their required 95 runs until the 19th over. Greg Moore bowled with real aggression in his 1-22 backed up by a good couple of overs from Dave Healy unfortunate not to get a wicket with skipper for the evening dropping a sharp slip catch to compound a dreadful night at the office.
With the Wavis opener smashing numerous boundaries on his way to a very good 50 and retired, it was time to throw on the wild card.
Biff had been in fine sledging form from the boundary following the consumption of pint number 8. Seeing a tanked up Biff running in off 20 paces is surely worth anyone's £5 subs.
Wides, dots and boundaries (and that was just the 1st 3 balls) but then once the run up was shortened and more accuracy ensued, another wicket to the big fella and a sniff of a possible collapse? No chance. Sam Lockyer bowled 3 really good overs to draw the game out longer but in the end it was a defeat by 8 wickets.
So wish we could play that game again (and eat the delicious chilli afterwards), but that's cricket. Onwards to the final midweek game next week with a though of what could have been....