Game three, at home once again, against local rivals Kippax.
Talk before the game was of the punishments handed out by captain hills following last weeks poor performance against Bramhope. A number of first team members had been seen in the village carrying out some kind of strange community service which seemed to involve digging deep holes for no apparent reason. Apparently there is photographic evidence of this hidden somewhere on the website. Other "rumoured" punishments included Peiter-fan being banned from benching for seven days, Cheeky monkey not been allowed to go to this years X-Factor auditions and Len being banned from eating cakes for a whole week. Nobody dared ask captain what he had done with Oringe.....who has now been classed with Ifti as "missing in action"
To the game....Kippers won the toss and chose to bat first on what appeared to be a decent, if slightly green, track.
Quiet first few overs with some tight stuff from DC and Cheeky. Eventually the pressure told and DC got one to move away and the chance was well held by Bucky. Cheeky was keen to get in on the action and persuaded the number 3 to offer a chance which was taken by Harry (welcome back wizard). Kippers former Aussie then decided to open up in an attempt to make a game of it. He was eventually undone by a beauty from Mo. DC then took over with what must be his best spell of bowling since we moved to the new ground. Kippers were all at sea. They just did not know what to do with him...even the "slower ball" took a wicket. DC ending with figures of 7 for 7.
Time for an early tea. Peiter-fan's home made cornish pasties went down a treat.
64 required. 68 overs to get them. Tea boy and Bucky opened up. Kipper's opening bowler obviously a keen readers of this column as he fed Tea boys "one shot" twice in the first over. Keen to prove he's been working in the nets tea boy then showed there are more shots to his game with a couple of well hit leg side sixes. Bucky fell LBW to their left armer. Len came in and tried to "do a lennox" but was caught on the boundary. Peiter-fan joined tea boy and saw Saxton home for their first win of the season....all over by 3:45.
1. Beware of men selling hoodies.
2. One win does not make a season.
3. Watch where you are digging.
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