2018 Under way
So the first game of the season started off damp with a fair bit of drizzle surrounding the ground, the new skipper won the toss and elected to bowl first on a very damp looking square, the grass had decided to have a growth spurt in all the hot and damp weather of late. The outfield was it's usual slow self resulting in Milnthorpe having to take risks and aim big for the boundaries, it was a slow scoring affair to begin with, with the kirkby bowlers keeping things tight. Milnthorpe carved out a score of 108/10 from 36. 4overs, the pick of kirkby's bowlers being Mark Moorby with figures of 4/24 and Paul Procter 4/18. After tea kirkby set about the task of knocking the runs off, the sun was now shining and the openers were looking to settle in nicely. But as all too often happens the dreaded kirkby collapse reared its head again and we slumped to 40/10 the pick of the batsmen again were Mark Moorby and Paul Procter scoring 13 and 7 respectively, Josh Nicholson looked like he was on for another big score but unfortunately it didn't happen this week and he ended on 6. It was good to see everyone enjoying their cricket new and old faces alike ?