Legal & General Take the
Spoils in Windy Encounter where even Kevin was ‘Bowled
Penarth, the final frontier, aaaaaah aaaaaaaaaah etc. a place
where I’d never won before and as the evening unfolded
it would remain a place where I still haven’t won!
Due to a lack of available opposition players a gentleman’s
agreement took place whereby we would field first allowing
a game to take place – alas this agreement was to return
to bite my proverbial backside as this story will tell…..
(in fact it’s still a little sore now) ….
With a dry, windy fast track our two openers Winky and Shagger
took to their task with gusto, Winky bowling through his allotted
four overs returning figures of 4-0-25-0 and Shagger being
given a break after two (due to fact he was bowling into the
wind) with a spell of 2-0-12-0.
Mavely ‘the forgetful’ replaced Shagger into
the wind and bowled well despite being piled into by their
batsman, who then took another run after knocking Kevin over,
(not quite in the spirit of things ) without reward (yes I
dropped [another!] one sorry Kevin) with figures of 4-0-34-0
with Foxy (FOXY) taking over from Winky at the pavilion end.
The batters only really going after Foxy towards the end of
his stint returning him figures of 4-0-45-0.
During Kevin’s spell Winky had fielded superbly at
deep mid wicket to return directly over the stumps to remove
the opener for 41. Paul was equally as pleased realizing that
2 fantasy league points were on offer with the assisted run
Furnham Jnr took the final 4 overs into the wind and with
his usual bag of tricks was unlucky with another dropped catch
(at least I think it was off AF’s bowling!) in figures
of 4-0-37-0. Shagger taking the final two overs, with the
wind (!) from the pavilion end, in his second shift taking
a wicket (bowled) in his first over in figures of 2-0-12-1.
(innings closed) 174 for 2 off 20
W / 13
LB / 1
B / 63 (hee hee) no it was 6 really … (aren’t
people picky now that fantasy league points are included in
And so to bat ….
An opening pair of Will and Steve ‘wrong prescription’
O’Reilly were soon separated when Steve O was bowled
for 5 - 6 for 1 - exposing Easy early and with a run chase
on a run out was on the cards with Easy departing in that
very fashion for 8 - 29 for 2.
Paul was next in but was soon to lose his partner with Will
bowled for 13 - 34 for 3 - Muff joined Paul (not with glue
or anything) and a fruitful partnership of 32 was ended with
Muff run out for 12 - 66 for 4 - Andy F next in with Paul
leaving almost immediately (caught for 12) - 66 for 5.
Shagmaester Lewis entered the arena with several lusty blows
between them speeded along a useful stand of 46 before Shagger
lofted one too many and was caught for 28 - 112 for 6.
Winky came in at no. 8 and was witness to one of Steve ‘very
wrong prescription’ O’Reilly’s most remarkable
contributions to a cricket game – inventing a new law
called ‘I was cold and wanted the game to finish as
quickly as possible’ - it’s one where it doesn’t
matter where the ball is delivered from, pitches or hits the
batsman – the finger will rise and the batsman will
retreat! – Andy ‘pissed off’ Furnham LBW
(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) for 17 - 119 for 7.
For the record I believe Mr F Jnr would like it stated for
those in attendance (and those not in attendance for that
matter) that he did not, does not, never has and most certainly
never will play for his average - despite the superfluous
comments which were overheard from the pavilion.
Now you must appreciate that by this time of the evening
it was almost pitch black, on probably one of the windiest,
coldest May nights since records began. Get the picture? –
well get another one as that’s all a load of old bollocks
because I played all around a shit ball and was bowled for
a golden duck! - 119 for 8 and the bloke was on a hat-trick!
Foxy survived the hat-trick ball and finished 0 not out with
Winky 7 not out
(innings closed) 125 for 8 off 20
NB / 1
W / 7
LB / 7
B / 2
wicket / score / batsman out / partnership
1 / 6 / 2/ 6
2 / 29 / 3 / 23
3 / 34 / 1 / 5
4 / 66 / 5 / 32
5 / 66 / 4 / 0
6 / 112 / 7 / 46
7 / 119 / 6 / 7
8 / 119 / 9 / 0
overs / score / wickets
2 / 6 / 1
4 / 21 / 1
6 / 34 / 2
8 / 44 / 3
10 / 55 / 3
12 / 68 / 5
14 / 80 / 5
16 / 95 / 5
18 / 116 / 6
20 / 125 / 8
Not a bad total and one that would’ve been competitive
in most league games but L&G batted solidly and we were
always up against it needing almost nine an over from the
All in all a bit of a miserable way to spend your Thursday
Just to note that if we have a return game with L&G in
the Shield or Plate at Wenvoe (if I don’t cock that
fixture up too) it’s their turn to provide the match
ball as we provided this one due to the fact that their kit
bag hadn’t arrived before the start of play.
Played 5 won 1 lost 4
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