This match report will be my favourite - due to the fact that it will be about a victory which was created by our batting and keeping hero of 12 years though nearly 13 now but he scored a magnificent, brilliant and match winning 105 not out in 34.4 overs to help us chase down a target of 197.
I have never heard such a big cheer when the fielder on the boundary let a four go through him to ensure Jake got to his hundred.
We won the toss and elected to field in hope that we would bowl the opposition out in the reduced 40 over game before the rain came. They got off to a rapid start with Phil Z who had been rested for four hours the previous day kept disappearing to the boundary and Dick Stead was the first player to cover a mile running around the boundary. Ali came on first change and his over started off with boundaries but then he got the all important wicket. Ali finished up with 3 wickets after having to come on at short notice at the end as the captain didnt know how many Dick Stead had bowled.
Stanton got to 197 and were very happy with themselves. Jake had other ideas we had 80 off the first 10 overs and Jake was outscoring Bryn 33 and the opening partnership set us up. Jake didnt get much of a chance to talk to his dad only to say bye as Mark encouraged the opposition keeper to display his talents. In came Neil Davey who did a good job of giving the strike to Jake so that Neil didnt have to take any responsibility. Then it was announced that Jake had got 92 so Ali discretely sneaked onto the field to tell Dick without Jake noticing. jake then hit another two boundaries to bring up the best Century innings that I have seen. It was a priveledge to be captain. Then Neil got out then Ali tied the scores and got out. Then Captain went in needing one to win and edged to the athletic keeper for 0. Polkey went in and hit the winning runs but the oppositon formed a ring to applaud Jake off.
We won Jake was brilliant and on to next week