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2nd XI Grab Vital Win at Marlins

2nd XI Grab Vital Win at Marlins

By Lee Beesley
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Swamp Steers The Ship Home

Kimble were our visitors at the home of cricket this week and a win was vital to keep survival hopes alive. 29 degree heat meant batting was the order of the day and Wareham lost the toss so we fielded first. Pete returned and on a very good pitch he bowled with good pace, he really got his away swinger going early doors. Pete created chances, one none of the slips even sniffed, Pete however got his man bowled neck and crop immediately after. The Kimble skipper had a charmed life and will not receive many Christmas cards from the Marlins crew. Twice he nicked off and did not walk and in fact he did us a favour as our focus and intensity was at a maximum following his embarrassing episode . Huw bowled well without luck and Yogesh bowled equally well and he did gain some fortune and he bagged a five wicket and well done to him. Peter and the equally pacey Tristan Murrell really bowled well and like Huw, T had no luck. I came on and removed the impressive Jack Foster and then Peter Toovey came back and blew the tail away as he does with monotonous regularity. A sub 150 total on a very good Marlins track is not enough, but batting frailty is rife so nothing guaranteed. Swamp and Toov opened up and Pete fell early, he was followed by Wareham, Hersh and June. Swamp again played the anchor role and when joined by Paul Young they got us home comfortably. Swamp is a better player now than ever before, absolutely no doubt about it and he has been the rock for the 2s this summer. His 64 not out and a Youngy special (he can make batting look ridiculously easy) 40 n not out meant our beer tasted great. Yoggy got a jug and all the boys hung around and enjoyed a few beers together, it was a perfect day as football results too were very popular. Up the Marlins and up the Hatters! Neil Shearer scored and we thank him.. Also thanks to Julia Robinson for a fine tea, a tea donated to the club. Again this added to our great day.
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Sat 24, Aug 2019