Brookland lost the toss so Moxo chose to bat – Joey & Tom were raiding Tescos to put together an emergency tea! We opened with Jezza and Biff and they steadily upped the run rate until it hit 5 an over for a while, but all good things have to end and this came in the 15th over when Jezza was caught for 18 – 63 for 1.
Lewso in at 3, hitting 9 off 13 and then being bowled – 81 for 2 off 19 – Biff on 48. Shaun joined Biff who notched his 50 2 overs later, but having got to 60 he succumbed to a father/son combination, being caught in the 24th over – 99 for 3. Sadly this was the start of a Wood collapse, not helped by some very erratic calling which surprisingly only brought about one run out (Amanda for 2). The only other batsman to reach double figures was Moxo who got to 19 and the Wood were all out for 151 (9 short of a batting point) – El Presidente being the 10th wicket to fall in the 38th over.
The Joey/Tom tea was a great success so huge thanks to them, also to Moxo’s mum and dad who kindly washed up afterwards. Biff and Tom opened the bowling for us but could not break the opening partnership. The introduction of El P finally made the breakthrough, getting an LBW decision from Brookland’s umpire – 104 for 1 off 18.
This second wicket partnership almost made it to the finish but El P struck again in the 24th over, bowling the No. 3 for 26 with only 4 needed to win. These were duly hit by Stanley the other opener who finished not out on 69. A rather comprehensive 8 wicket win in 24.1 overs. A mention for Big T who made some very useful stops in the field without which we would have finished even sooner and Biff who almost pulled off a diving one-handed catch but couldn’t quite hold onto it.