Match Report: 11th June, 6:00PM, Manland, Rothampstead Park

Result: Win by 6 wickets

Before we get to the interesting stuff we need to get to the match report.  Manland elected to bat and for one over it looked like it was a good decision. A maiden from Nick (T) firmly put Crabtree in control. We used eight bowlers, everybody bowled extremely well, Manland could not get to grip with the swinging, seaming and bouncing of our youthful attack.  A target of 104 was set.  In the past we might have wobbled, wavered, panicked but not the 2009 vintage.  Ali and Nick (still more to come about Nick) put on a 60 plus run stand. Despite one or two batsmen wanting the match to go to the last over Chris Horn hit the winning four with 11 balls to spare.  An excellent result against the ‘old enemy’.  

We have a couple of new awards that might be considered at the end of season bash.  The ‘I am rubbish in disguise’ award to Nick Threlfall for fooling the opposition into believing that he was a @&$% fielder and  getting cramp in the 4th over before running out Manland’s number three batsman.  The ‘I am nearly a good wicket-keeper award’ to Fred Evans, which was one catch away from the ‘I am a good wicket-keeper’ award.  There were more but at this stage in the season I’m sure there is more to come.

Match facts.  Manland 103 for 6. (Horn 2-22)  Crabtree 105 for 4 (Rawlinson 29 no, Threlfall 28 no);  Crabtree win by 6 wickets.

Match Reporter: Ian Blanchard

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