Grayswood – Home- Ally’s heroics gave us hope
The ground was bathed in sunshine as we welcomed Grayswood to the Heath. Callum and Anthony come into the side – Anthony for his first game.
Lose the toss and are batting. Ally opens and shows the level of application required, batting through to the 35th over for a magnificent 40-odd. Several 3s cause anxiety in the heart and lungs. They bowl well – one side of the wicket and with varying length. Our score ticks along – sort of 2nd gear, I guess. Callum chips in with 20 or so at the end and we close at 158 off 43.
Tea: the cheese makes a welcome return. It is hot.
Ross and James get us underway. Anthony and Craig replace them with Jacob and Ally replacing them. Anthony makes a tidy start to his Milford career and picks up a wicket (caught with little fuss at slip). Paul takes a great catch and with some dynamic stops takes the fielding award (Gordon isn’t playing otherwise naturally he would have got it). They score at 4 / 5 an over, need the left-handed opener out, but fail to take a few chances. Some lusty blows from their number 6 take them past our score in the 30th over.
Supporters: Mike, Rachel +2, Mike’s mum, Ann, Mike, Dave R, Shaun, Kevin, Mr and Mrs F. Thank you!
Frimley away next week, with a possible England game at 3pm. Much discussion about options and availability.