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Fixtures and Results | Match Reports

Date Against H/A Link Result Captain/Score
Sun 23 / 4 / 2017 Old Moseley Arms Fit Men XI Home (YW) No Result

RAF Kings XI Norton 155-6
Dark Lord’s XI Trittiford 147-6

After the disappointment of the visitors cancelling the first home game of the season, an undaunted pack of about 16 rocked up for an 8 a side warm up at The Graveyard.

Perfect weather, 7% Aspulls and traditional fayre for the tea table welcomed in the new season.

After an hour of hanging around for Ralphie to fly in and for Bal to make an emergency purchase at the offy to top up the dwindling apple based reserves. Whites were dragged on and battle commenced.

Two well balanced sides brimming with pre-season confidence eventually wised up to it being a T/20 as opposed to a 4 day county jobbie and a fairly spirited 135 was set for the Dark Lord to chase.

25 and retire saw Chas’s bat get another 20 first up along with a 25 and out from Shariff, supported by 20 odd from The Chairman (mainly off The Admiral’s pies) before Ralphie saw off all the competition and bagged a 50.

Only a handful of wickets went down so can only assume there wasn’t much in the way of intimidation other than Sunny’s usual good spell.
The tea-Wings were particularly popular and are forecast to increase in strength as we approach the summer solstice.

Enter the reply from The Dark Lord’s XI………………Chris Tavare opened with Admiral Geoffrey and nothing much happened for half the game other than ‘getting some quality time in the middle’.
Staring a humiliating thrashing the score board started ticking in the second half with the skipper making a game of it.

35 odd from the last 3 overs was the arithmetic as DD made a late late return after an earlier ‘25 and retirement’ but it wasn’t to be……………..12 off the final 2 balls with golfers in his sights couldn’t quite be executed.

An outstanding day – and perhaps we’ll just play one of these each week?
'Insect Bites of the day' award to Tuckerrrrrr...........gross
Or the 5 changes to wicket keeper due to crapness/bowling shinanigns....