See scorecard here
We then travelled to our first game and from the outside, it looked like a nice stadium but inside, it was a dustbowl football pitch! We watched as the opposition rolled out the pitch and captain for the day Lee decided we would bowl first. Martin threatened us all about sliding in the new kit on the outfield which Chopper straight away ignored!!! The first few overs went pretty well until the opposition worked out that we were all still pissed from the night before. They then decided to dispatch us EVERYWHERE. Even the bloke outside of the stadium complained as he was getting fed up with chucking the ball back. Highlights of the bowling innings were… Nuts nearly snuffling up a filthy hat-trick (if only his hat-trick ball was on the strip)!! Chay showed us all that waiting 2 more over’s until lunch was just too long for him as he sniffed out the sarneys and had a face full when a catch came his way. The sandwich took priority so the catch went down, Jono’s one over getting more air time than any of Gary’s music and Chopper catching a ball that he seemed like he was running away from.
So, chasing 259 to win (in 25 overs!!) we knew the 10.4 run rate required may be quite tough! Highlights of the batting innings were 5 ducks (Mash……. Oh no sorry he didn’t play. Force of habit haha Nuts, Noj, Phil, Jono and Golden Lovejoy), the fact that we lasted 18.5 over’s for 86 and that Lee was told that Tour scores would count in year-end averages so got 31….. not out!! We were well and truly demolished but as it was a nice early finish, we headed back to the hotel for a dip in the pool.
Report from SLHCC