|PCC Needed To Win To Be Champs & Did So In Style.|
Saturday 2nd XI vs Ewhurst
Mark W plonked the ball over the ropes in the first over to get us on our way to our target of 100, but perished soon after trying to repeat the trick. Chuck Smulian showed some application as we got to 37 but was second to fall. Jack M-S then joined Sujith. They both swished air at some seemingly juicy ones to keep the fielders interested but it could not last, connection was ultimately made and the pair caned them for the final forty off only four overs. Sujith (65*) played with great power, straight down the ground but with some powerful pulls too, hitting 12 fours. Next year, with more crease time, Jack (21*) will be a big handful.
In the bar, as we celebrated victory, Sujith remarked that he was really a bowler. So he and Piers make a great pair: one's got five fifties and is really a bowler, the other's got three five fers at less than two runs per over and says he's really a batter. Devon and I really need to sort that out next year!
We've been in this league and division for two years and I am glad we're up and out. We've had too many games against flimsy opposition and we should relish being challenged more next year.