I arrived at Whitton to find the oppo, Eastcote 4s, at 139-9 inthe 32nd over. At last I thought, another win coming up. Some 16 overs later, we finally took the 10th wicket with Eastcote on 253, the last wicket having put on 120 !!
Saj didn't help matters by getting out first ball and with our League top scorer gone they really fancied their chances. Amrit batted well for 40, while Amit, Ranveer and Usman could only manage 26 between them. Cometh the hour ...... and up stepped Ashish with a worthy45, followed by a somewhat fortunate Jesse with a lusty 61. Kully went for 1 which left Tish Madden to try and get us over the line with only Jasraj and Faisan for support. Strict instructions to Jas to defend and let Tish take the strike were totally ignored as he hit the first ball he received clean back over the bowlers head for 4. Apoplexy all round but then he did it again !! Luckily he the calmed down and stuck around for a while with the score mounting rapidly thanks to Tish. Finally out Jas gave way to Faisan who got his head down with some good defence. 250-9 became 254-9 as an inside edge sped to the boundary to scenes of great joy on the boundary. Tish was left on 56 not out, the last two pairs having put on 80+ runs !