Salty’s Match Report
Lucky Seven at Whitchuch by Little Brian Salt Aged 8 ½ (honest), all his own work
The intrepid band of Cowboys (A.K.A Easton Outlaws) travelled south to take on the might og a Whitchurch team comprising 50/50 promising young steers/old hands (plus I W.O.E League ringer handicapped by a complete night of alcohol and no sleep – sounds ideal Cowboys material especially as he hit 5 sixes).
The Cowboys innings started with a disaster in the first over as Justin took a quick single to find that Higgy had not moved. Drawing aside the alcohol curtains Higgy then went on to make amends with a jug avoiding 98. Stroddy (10), Mark (19) and Angelo (45) contributed to a total of 213.
After a little drizzle and excellent tea the “Outlaws” took to the field. Higgy and DC2 opened the bowling, DC2 with 1 wicket for 17 in his first spell and Higgy with, once again, a jug avoiding 3 wickets (including a hat-trick ball but no hat-trick) for 4 runs. Evan (21.1), Wayne (19.1), Ben Salt (29.2) restricted the score to the point where they needed over 10 and over in the last 10, the attack then paused allowing Whitchurch to press on but the end was insight when Ben bowled Captain Brian Eves on 45. Higgy came back to take a further wicket to total a jug avoiding 4 wickets for 15 runs. With the opposition needing 50 runs Captain Bri Bowled the last over in failing light conceding 3 runs thus bringing his motley crew to 7 wins from 7 games. Can we make it 8 at Corscomb next week? Well we’re not scared!
Man of the match Higgy
Cider moment Mark’s super slip catch
Higgy’s Hints On Jug Avoidance
On reaching 90 hit every ball in the air, if this fails hit it straight to able looking fielder.
After 2 wickets in two balls make sure the point fielder is just out of range of a catch.
After 4 wickets Bowl to the other team’s ringer allowing him to hit you for a 6 and a 4 to make it look convincing.
On ending the game as M.O.M resume hangover.