Last week it was vests, thermals and bovril and this week it was sun block, speedo's and sombrero's. With temperatures touching Caribean levels it was the in form Wombwell 2nd XI that was hot, hot, hot!
The football league one play off's had given the West Bretton team a selection headache and they had drafted in five under 15s to make up the numbers. Similar problems for the in form Mainer's as ace strike bowler Sewell was on his travels with the first team.
It was business as usual for the Wombwell boys after losing yet another toss captain Bond's band of merry men were given the task of bowling first in the intense heat. Caps and sun block administered they set about there task with the same vogour and efficiency. The ever youthfull Ian Emson
lobbed up a sedate opener and took a wicket with his first ball. What looked like a formality for the home team met with strong resistance from West Bretton stallwart Darren Crossland 62 and Richard Ives 14. They looked set for a fine total until young leg spinner Corey Wyatt
was brought on to break the partnership. He did this in only his second ball with Ives lobbing in the air and Jonathan Woodhead
taking a magnificent diving catch to halt the Bretton charge. Crossland was given little support after this and only a quick 15 from young Callum Bailey added to the total.
Another three wickets for the in form Brad Kerr for 30 runs from eleven overs, three wickets from seven times retired 'Kenny Emson' for only 20 runs fom eleven, 2 wickets from game changer Wyatt and the all important wicket of Crossland from part time bowler Anthony White
wrapped up a small but defendable total.
From hear on in it was plain sailing for Bond's boys. A steady start from regular opener Martin Pickering
19 and Wombwell's most popular son returning from injury and coming back from Darfield, Tony Rigby (watched by his beautiful girlfriend Ezmerelda). He was somewhat errant with with the ball but he looked self assurred with the bat hitting 54. Bond and White chipped in with 29 and 26 respectively to wrap up an easy win to remain very much top of the league. Bring in Rothwell boys