Match Report: 20th July, 6:00PM, St John Fisher, Rothampstead Park

Could we improve on our previous total against SJF, 68 for 9 in June?

Result: Lost by 4 wickets

Capt Andy backed our batters on winning the toss, but at 37 for 6 after 12 it looked unlikely. Nic Hale anchored the top half of the innings with a patient 22 but 5 catches and a run out had us in deep trouble. And then their fast bowler came on...
With plenty of over left sensible batting and some excellent shots by Graham Horn 20 not out and Neil Dytham 13 not out added an unbeaten 32 for the 8th wicket and our previous low was surpassed. Would 88 be a defendable total ?
 
Tight opening bowling by Ian &  Ben was followed by successes for Gary & Nic with 2 wickets each, and Fishers were 19 for 5 off 8, all caught, 2 by Graham. Unfortunately then the best batsmen arrived, the bowling got looser and despite Neil's cleverly (?) disguised slower ball, wait for it, wait for it, wait a bit more...... hit it for 4 ! Fishers got home by 4 wickets in the 17th over.
 
Thanks to the Engineer for more good grub and after an hour in the pub garden things didn't seem so bad, there's always next time.

Match Reporter: Chris Horn

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