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Fixtures and Results | Match Reports

Date Against H/A Link Result Captain/Score
Sun 18 / 4 / 2021 Harborne CC Away Lost by 8 wickets. Old Mo 257-7. Oppo 258-2.

SCORECARD

Run Fest in the April sunshine

A 515 run thriller on the postage stamp Harbourne 2nd pitch saw some fantastic hitting from both sides and most bowlers nursing Heavily bruised Economy rates. Invited to bat, Messurs Hall and Jones strode forth to begin another Fit season. Gavlar had been perfecting his cut shot in the nets and transferred this form with devastating effect. The 25 yard boundary helped with a 6 but most cuts for 4 were to the longer boundary. Jones unable to get on strike was out in the 8th over for 5 runs with the score on 40.
Harry in at number 3 continued the excellent start with some sumptuous drives but it was Gav clipping 2 fantastic leg glances for 6 in consecutive balls which got the round of applause for a fine 42 ball half century.
These two kept the scoreboard ticking along nicely with regular boundaries. Gav finally falling just before drinks for a brilliant 74 (12 4’s and 2 6’s), what a great confidence boosting start to the season. 131-2 after 20
The Hawk kit zsar/ bat breaker Sam Moore in next got straight on with it with boundaries and a huge 6. Harry out for a find 37 in 53e 23rd over. Stevie Nicks sporting pads that actually stay on his legs sprung into action with a see ball hit ball philosophy that was quite brilliant to watch. Sam Moore out for 19 and Bice out for 8 after smashing the tiles on a nearby house could have signalled collapse but it didn’t really matter with a Nichols in such imperious form. A 33 ball 50 is some going. Finishing unbeaten on 70 off just 48 balls with 11 boundaries the stuff of fit folklore!
Skipper, Sunny and Waseem tried to press the accelerator but only scoring 47 off the last 8 overs with hindsight probably changed the outcome of game with a 280 score needed to defend such a small boundary and fast out field, still a good score of 257 was posted.
Really can’t wait for normal tea service to resume. This BYOT marlarky just doesn’t cut the mustard.
Most Fitmen had scoffed the choice packed lunch morsels hours ago and were left with remnants of a once was lunch box.
Left relatively un-sated, it was back to the action.
Sunny and Martin opened up and tried to Keep the scoring down and build some pressure. Sunny missed out on a difficult caught and bowled chance of the left handed biffer opener but at least he didn’t go on to make a century. The other opener edged sunny through the 1st slip area with Sam stood at 3rd. The afternoon could have been so different, but this is cricket. 42-0 after 10 a decent start.
The next 7 overs then went for 71 With the left hander smashing anything short, full or on a good length to all parts.
When your bowler of the year goes for 68 off his 8 Overs, it paints the picture.
Some brightness and humour were brought back to the afternoon with a fantastic bowling effort by Sam Lockyer and Chris Jones, who almost swung the match back in the favour of the Fitmen. As others were smashed with disdain, so Lockyer bambozled set batsmen with his unique and extremely effective bowling. Jones supported well at the other end with cutters and variation.
Lockyers gutteral roar when dismissing the centurion was half Wolverine, half the lion from the wizard of Oz and none present will ever forget it. Pure Fit passion.
Lockyer unlucky not to get more wickets with a stonewall LBw turned down and mistimed drives falling agaonizingly away from fielders.
Unlike the BBC on the first team track having their 230 chased down in 23 overs, at least we made a game of it and the target was reached in the 38th over.
A lovely afternoon was had by all although I’m sure we’re all a touch achey today.
Special thanks to Bicey for stepping up and doing the wicket keeping duties. I think the Bicey body part bingo Was a great success.The final count was Swollen right knee, bruised right forearm, left quad and right pectoral!!!
Thanks go to the Harbourne CC and Ian their captain who ensured a great day was had by all....
Didn’t even mention the SS melt down at the end !