|A Hot Day And Only 10 Men|
Sunday 2nd XI vs Sheen Park
On a hot day Putney won the toss and controversially chose to field in the baking sun (distant memory now). It was at this stage the team realised that we only had 10 men (for the third time in four games which is becoming increasingly frustrating).
Initially fielding looked like a good decisions as Putney restricted the scoring rate of Sheen to approximately 3 runs an over. The usual ferocious seam pairing of Willcock (2-42) and Henson (1-46) caused some early damage, ably supported by Chad Richardson (2-33).
We set about the task at hand in a decent fashion. The mainstay of the innings was Shipar Ahmed who scored a good 40, increasing in confidence as the game went on (if only he could learn to call the opposition might be as scared as I was batting with him when deciding to go for a single!). There were good contributions as well from Preveen with 26 and some text book big hitting from Henson (11). We finished a long way short of our target (154-8) but managed not to give the opposition the satisfaction of bowling us out and batting our full overs allocation.
Special mentions should go to Mr Cricket Devin Ebersohn for helping us out in the field and Usman Amin who offered to come down and play for us at short notice before we noticed Dev lurking on the boundary ropes.