Glorious Sunshine


The Cricket 3rd Team beat Nailsea 4ths by 29 runs. EC hit 134 for 7, Roger hitting 48 not out and Gretch hitting 41. Nailsea were bowled out for 105 in 28 overs. Ev bowled 8-2-26-3, Grandpa Kelly bowled 5-0-21-3.


The Cricket 1st Team lost to Filton Wayfarers by 7 wickets. Dunc writes:

At last the sun has blasted it’s way through the dense cloud that has obliterated the second half of the sunday teams’ seasons. Was this the day for the Cowboys Sunday ‘Brothers in Alms’ to get some sunny points on a hot league table board?

As is traditional, the Cowboys lost the toss and were put into bat on a still dampish Frenchay wicket. In form opener Justin and potential pinch-hitter Bernet strolled to the crease. It was matter of minutes before a powerful pinch-hit went straight to mid off and Bernet was dejectedly strolling back to the hutch without scoring. Southpaws Grover (5) and Tim ‘The Dark Glasses’ Knight (0) soon followed in a familiar collapse to the corresponding away fixture. Spike didn’t trouble the scorers either so when Tinx began his innings, we were 10 for 4 from 10 overs. Bizarrely, Justin was still on 0 at this point thanks mainly to the sticky pitch and an uncanny ability to find the fielders. A solid stand of 38 ended when Tinx (15) holed out. The collapsed carried on where it left off, Roger (1) caught attempting early aggression, Justin (25) finally out having mullerred a drive straight back to the slow left arm bowler. Duncan (2) played around a straight ball.

But with runs leaking gently from the 5th and 6th bowlers, there was a determined look about ‘The Tail’ of Jethro (6), particularly Mark T (16n.o.) and Wayne (4n.o.) who between them saw out the remaining 12 overs. A score of 92 for 9.

Lets just say that’s a little below par.

A very confident Filton opening pair took to the the wicket, Roger dispatched one of them with his third ball caught by Tiger Grove at mid-on for a golden blob. Hmmm?!? Indo-Chinese subject matter is bandied around the outfield between balls as Duncan started with a wicket maiden. Hmm?! Hmm!? Filton’s scoring was still stuttering like a nervous vicar when Duncan removed the giant adolescent at the crease, yorked from around the wicket. At 16 for 3, the wheels were wobbling but Filton’s no 5 batman then took control of the game, surviving the odd scare, particularly one spectacular diving effort to an edge from Tim’s bowling by Wayne, but mainly putting the bowling away across the rope, finishing on a very quick 49 n.o. Despite a valiant effort and a good team spirit, the Cowboys finally heard the fat lady warbling in the 15th over. 92 was never really going to be enough.

Captain’s Log: There is, I feel, a lot of life in the team, and with that in mind, I would like to say thanks to all the players who have responded to his return to skippering with great support and effort in the field of play and needless to say in the pub afterwards.

The Cricket 2nd Team lost to Windford 2nd Team by 20 runs. Windford hit 118 all out from 30.2 overs, Stratto hit 6-4-7-1, Neil bowled 8-2-25-3, Dean bowled 1.2-0-1-3 (yes, that’s correct he took 3 wickets in 8 balls). EC were bowled out for 98 in 25.1 overs, extras top scored with 28.

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