A day of disappointment, is the only way to describe this match.
Having won the toss, and elected to bat we got off to a steady start with Max and Bailey scoring freely. With the score at 97 for 1 off 15 overs we probably should have gone on to score more than our total of 226. Max was in the runs again with 76, Beecroft chipped in with a promising 40 and Bailey also contributed with 31. Which left the remainder of the team scoring just 52 runs for 7 wickets, which is one area we really need to focus on. On a positive note we did see all but 1 ball of our 40 overs out, and to be honest the dressing room really did believe that we had enough runs to defend!
Laughton and Zdanowski began our defence and although Zdanowski picked up the first wicket, it was Laughton bowling down the hill who had the opposition hopping. He was fast and aggressive, and used the facilities extremely well. Unfortunately Andy Glass Back Laughton, pulled a muscle in his back during his 4th over which proved to be costly. His magnificent spell was over, and this left a hole in our bowling attack! Beecroft picked up the mantel and was as tidy as ever going for just 22 off his 8 for 1 wicket, Hedge went for 36 off 8 for 2 and Max removed his gloves to bowl at the death picking up 1 for 21.
Quite simply this is a game that should have been won, if we drop catches we will definitely lose matches.
I have awarded man of the match to Max Danby for a superb 76, he looked compact and solid.
Captain Calamity unfortunately was a tough decision. Jim Kirkham tried his best to make it 4 weeks on the bounce, with bowling figures of 8 overs 0 for 66 runs. But was saved only by a dropped catch from Kev Osbon, which can only be described as child like!! The guy who Mr Osbon dropped incidentally went on to score 90 not out.
That's 2 wins from 4 now, which should have been 4 wins from 4. We seem to struggle against weaker opposition, and perform against stronger sides. Gedling Colliery away next week boys, lets see if we can get back into winning ways.