Beaten At The Hospital


Up to Frenchay Hospital to play their league T20 side in persistent drizzle, on a wicket of the artificial variety and an outfield strewn with soggy grass cuttings which resembled a huge green moulting dog.

Winning the toss Cowboys opted to bowl and dismissed the foe for what seemed a paltry 83. Highlights included a great spell from RT1 with 2 wickets, a nonchalant high speed caught and bowled by Garnier some good early pace from RT2 and niggly bowling from Iggy.

Also noteworthy was SteveO barging the square leg umpire aside to take a catch Treachers final over of legspin and Stranges unlucky spill in the gully having got both hands to the ball with a spectacular dive.

The reply got off to an inauspicious start when Ange was caught first ball. Justin and Strange were quickly back in the hutch and Cowboys were in trouble 3 down for not a lot.

Bolts and Evan then put together something of a partnership. Bolts hitting the occasional bad ball for 4, and some good running between the wickets had the foe briefly rattled.

But in the end, good accurate bowling by the foe and our inability to get an increasingly soggy ball aerial, above the doggy outfield and over the boundary meant we lost touch withe required rate. With Bolts bowled, and Evan and Garnier both comically run out there was too much left for the lower order to do.

Cowboys were all out in the final over 11 short of the target.

We retired to the hospital social club (circa 1982) where having eventually been served pints of Double Diamond, Garniers catch won Cider Moment and RT1 and Evan shared man of the match.

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