Sun 24
Leamington Lemmings Cricket Club
Lose
Friendly
Sunday Team
246/6
102/7
Lemmings at Leamington

Lemmings at Leamington

By Tracy Wassall
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Just like England, apart from no Jos Buttler


In a delayed start, due to England's demolition of the Panama (Canal) team, the toss was lost and we fielded. Pete Barber and J Lo, fresh from losing sunglasses this week, opened. Pete bowled their opener with a beauty and then Lewis ran the no 3 out after fooling him with a misfield. Another wicket for Barber and they were 53 for 3 after about 16. And that was as good as it got. Their number 4, who had looked good but started slowly then built his innings and confidence. George Hillman came on and bowled 7 good overs and was rewarded with a Bryn catch. Ollie Spinburn got an LBW and J Lo ran out another, despite no sunglasses but the total of the team and the no 4 was building. He took a liking to spin so Dave Dathan and Bryn finished the bowling but could not stop him reaching his maiden century.
Tea was plentiful and we were able to listen to the aforementioned Buttler take England to victory; would this inspire us to chase the 248 required? Any thoughts of victory were quickly dispelled as the "batsmen" collapsed to 22 for 6 off 14 overs, so at just over 1.5 an over. Bryn, fresh from his first runs for the club, joined the skipper and looked impressive in finding the field with regularity. He then hit a solid but lofted off drive and mid off, running back to long, took an impressive catch bringing in Tim's dad- 51 for 7 after 25. The increasingly frustrated bowlers were then subjected to admirable test match batting by the tail, albeit with 80 runs scored off the last 26 overs at just over 3 an over and only 1 wicket lost, to steer us to 102, with George unable to get a bat. Extras top scored with 26 and is a shoo in for next Sunday. At least the opposition were too tired to properly enjoy their victory.
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Match details

Match date

Sun 24, Jun 2018

Kickoff

14:30