Words: Joe Purnell
Short match report this week for what was a very short game.
This weeks Fullers County League 1st XI Division Three fixture took Roeys to Hook and Southborough. No excitement to match our two’s or England here I am afraid. A top plays bottom clash. Things didn’t start well for Roey’s when we couldn’t find the football. Made worse when we got there and found that the ground had goals set up. That’s about as good as the ground got unfortunately. There was more grass in the Sahara than on the wicket. Surprisingly, Dharms won the toss. Unsurprisingly, we bowled first.
We opened up with Mo and JP. Now to be honest. This report has been written three days late and there was the whirlwind that was Sunday afternoon in the middle, so quite frankly I don’t really remember what happened. At one point Max came in, broke a stump (may have already been glued back together a few times). He also got a hat-trick. Well done Max. WG (AKA Rich Else) nearly pulled off a wonder catch. Saved 4 though, thank god we weren’t chasing 4 more. Hook provided limited resistance.
We skittled them for 80 quite quickly so tea wasn’t taken. JP and Harry Purnell opened up. JP getting exceptional value for his match fee as one of the few who got to do anything. Harry spooned up some catching practice on 13. Max came in at three. We knocked the remainder of the runs off before tea. Even the change bowling of ‘man on fire’ Assam Ali could stop Roeys from making the runs.
We took tea after the game. There were no ham sandwiches, they opted for corn beef and piccalilli instead. We were back in time to watch the 2’s second innings in what was a far more thrilling game than ours. In extra curricular news, I lost my house keys and slept at the clubhouse. Well done me.
Man of the match went to Max
Several nominations for thanks for coming this week.
Joe Purnell, Dillan Hanna, Rich Else and Jono Robinson, take a bow. They probably would have won without us.