Where to start! A blistering hot day with a team patched together with 3 players who hadnt played for 15 years and one making his senior debut. When Captain Rob Turner lost the toss.....it confirmed it was to be a very long afternoon as we were to field first. After a rousing team talk from Andy Gordon the team went out to give it their best shot. It started very brightly as after a couple of lusty blows Andy Gordon picked up the wicket of a dangerous looking opener with a skied catch which was taken by Akers at Mid off. This was the only reason to be cheerful as the other opener scored 79 and the number 3 batsman scoring a magnificent 117, talking all bowlers apart with his array of shots. Turner was the first of those bowlers having 4 unsuccessful overs, followed by Akers having 4 overs without reward. Gordon continued at the other end and finished with figures of 1 for 52 off his 8 overs. Jack Surtees then tried his luck bowling 4 overs without a wicket and it wasnt until the 29th over that the next wicket fell. Akers finally getting the centurian with a spectacular diving catch from Andy Polkey at Mid On. Polkey just managed to wrapp his fingers under the ball before it bounced. After Akers bowled his 8 overs with figures of 1 for 60, Turner also bowled his final 4 with figures of 0 for 57. Surtees eventially got reward with 2 wickets in his last 4 overs and also Steve Milner picked up his first wicket for the club with 5 tidy overs (bowling miles better than he ever has in the nets!!) Captain Calamity was sealed when the late arrivial Andy Polkey had 3 overs which went for 35 for no wicket! Fiskerton were set a ta-rget of 300 to chase. In truth it could have been less, but 30 extras and at least 30 runs given away in mis-fields proved very costly. Our aim was to make sure we batted the overs and make Nuthall field in the heat that we had endured, and we managed it, albeit falling short by 156 runs. Nevertheless it was a good battling display which the team should take heart from. Kev O and Akers opened up and with Kev falling for 1 the challenge looked all the harder. Akers proded and poked at the other end with Polkey in at 3 losening his arms with some nice shots. Akers then fell for 11 shortly followed by Polkey for 7. Enter Captain who duely abliged with a captains inngings scoring a maiden half centuary which was loudly appreciate by the Home side. Some useful shots and some sensible shot selection giving Rob his highest ever score of 61*. He was offered able support from Milner (10), Gordon (13), Debutant Whitby (4) and Butler (13), both of whom looked useful aquisitions for the club. Turner sportingly retired with 3 overs to go to allow George Bell a knock in his first game and George hit 3 Not Out before the end of the game. All In all, its going to a be a long hard slog this season, but the side did not disgrace themselves and should be proud of taking the game to its full 80 overs.