Captain Howard Fountain fielded a team including several debutants in our first match of the season.
A spirited bowling display from the Fleece held a strong Christian Malford team to 209 in their 40 overs. Adrian Crouch turned down his opportunity of a hat-trick, whilst Bernie Doran is still on a hat-trick after taking two wickets with the last two balls of the innings.
Unfortunately the combination of a drying pitch some straight bowling from Malford and an inexperienced team led to a reply from the Fleece that was not quite as good as it should have been. I can’t remember the score, but it wasn’t very many and the match was over shortly after 6PM.
Highlights: Adrian and Bernie both on hat-tricks. Chunky MacDougall damaging his hand yet again. Howard massaging his average already by carrying his bat.