Rose Green Is Hot
Ev reports from last night’s 20/20 league match. It goes thus:
Nice merry little crowd up at Rose Green in the evening sunshine for this one.
Cowboys batted first on a rock hard road of a strip and openers Ben and Neil had put on a respectable 33 after first 5 overs.
Following a flurry of wickets things looked pretty sketchy at 65 for 5 in the 11th.
However, we had recovered to 154 for 7 by the end, due to Mackies plucky 42 not out and Neils solid 30, backed up by an IPL inspired 20 from Jeff O, an express 12 runs from Omar and some expert comedy running between the wickets from Garnier.
Great opening bowling from Budge (accurate with only 11 runs conceded) and Omar (really fucking fast, finishing with 2-11), put the skids on the foe early.
Then, superb glovework from the fertile plumber and a nice spell of RT2s short of a length stuff created enough pressure to effectively put the game beyond Hope Chapel halfway through their innings.
Andy C chipped in with 2 wickets, Omar took 2 safe catches in the deep and despite Tall Dave, (Hopes skipper) scoring a mostly flawless 51 the opposition could only muster 104 for 5, with Omar taking a wicket in the final over in fading light with some surprise off spin.
Cowboys won by 50 runs.
Thanks to Pagey for umpiring.