Monday July 17 Sharks, at Fen Ditton
Sharks won by 45 runs
Entertaining, run-filled match last night against very strong opposition, who batted and bowled really well.
We seem to be a bit like Burnley – capable of getting the odd cracking result at home but struggle away.
Plenty of positives though – Simon’s opening spell garnered three wickets (and a run out) and although their total was always going to be tough to replicate our reply saw Dave (back on the email list now, not sure what happened there) and Aidan get their mojos back with some superb hitting. Damon made quick runs too.
We just got a bit bogged down in overs 5-10 and fell too far behind the run rate.
Another positive was the debut of Will, the all-rounder – welcome to the Phoenix Will.
He plays at a high level for Barrington and reckoned their bowling was of a similar quality so we didn’t do too badly.
In other news, Keith Oakes, a stalwart of the previous high-flying Stapleford team, says he fancies coming out of retirement. Or at least he did last night! So hopefully we will see him don the yellow pads once more soon.