C’est le cricket de francais!
As the sun set over the Milford Savannah, the alpha males and their Cubs emerged to determine the King. Their chosen game – French cricket. How they danced, bantered, postured, all boosted by the BBQ of Grant. Burgers, sausages and chicken, with baps and cheese. The bat changed hands many times, with the Fergusons to the fore. A great appearance from the precocious 8 year old, who is destined to star for Kent. Then from the shadows, came th…e King. Quiet determined, it was the 8 year old’s sister who stole the show. This girl can! I would have won but was engaged in a deep conversation on the future of uk politics with the girl’s mother. Today was a Green goodbye. Their new life in Kent beckons and we wish them well. Indeed, there is talk of a tour, with accommodation at their house. Tidy. Who will replace Ben’s warm-up? Our fan base will definitely be quieter and smaller. I, for one, will never forget the 90 not out to win the Brook game – surely one of the finest Milford innings of all time.
It was hot. Typically on hot days, cricket teams bat first to wear down the opposition. We are so fit that this approach is pointless, so we win the toss and field. Factor 50 on and a fast outfield. Some iffy bowling and some good batting meant we were chasing 230. Few highlights: (1) ally’s catching and (2) Darren’s long barrier. Once again, Gordon and I lead the way in the field. There is an art to not getting too involved.
Tea: excellent as usual. Good cake and fruit. Ate too much.
The reply – ducky left one and was bowled. Darren popped one up, Ben nicked it behind, Ross worried tilford, but whilst the runs came, wickets fell too quickly. A combative flurry from Ally at the end took us to 160ish and defeat.
A Goodship wedding next week. Best wishes for the 24th!
Finally, thank you to our fans.
– Ferguson massive 4
– Payne massive 8
– Green 3
– Wood 2
– Goodship 1
– Bob, Penguin plus 2
Practice hard and Puttenham next