Dangerous Brothers. Literally brothers (and cousins, uncles and wider relatives) and, if their past record against the Cavs is any indication, quite often dangerous although very friendly too.
The match started with the Cavs looking for a full team however, whilst batting first, enough players were assembled and with a particularly talented 10-year-old fielding loan player we had a solid crew.
The batting. First, the Purnells. Joe his early season golden duck a distant memory with a fine 39, and in doing so wrestled the title of “The Better” off Harry (18). Pleasingly, throughout the scorecard we see a lot of good starts to complement the Purnells' efforts, notably Edward Faldo (20) and Ejaz (31).
Teas: delightful, as always, and made better by the England v India match on at the same time
Bowling against a strong batting side needed the Cavs to be at their best. Step forwards the freshly shorn Hugh Gerlach (who was increasingly starting to resemble a 90s boy band member), whose reduced wind resistance allowed him to bowl full tilt up the hill. A sparkling spell saw him finish with 4-18, ably supported by Tom Dillon.
Although the Dangerous Brothers pushed on, they continued to lose wickets regularly with Captain Hasan managing to clean up the tail and extinguish the chance of a mighty comeback from the Brothers.
Men of the match: Ed Saunders, for very kindly fielding for the Cavs and proving himself to be very good at it and to have an excellent arm. Also Hugh Gerlach for showing - again - that he has the chops to bowl up the hill, even if it makes him a little more tired.
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