In terms of biggest sporting matches of the year this was it, it is up there with Rangers v Celtic, Lazio v Roma, Manchester United v Manchester City, Real Madrid v Barcelona and this was no different with Baston CC v Cavaliers CC in the South Lincs Division 2 Championship relegation battle.
The tarts won the toss and chose to bowl, in which at the time was a good toss to win on a bowler friendly pitch. Openers Davies and Richardson bowled well as a partnership restricting them to not many runs. Richardson proved what a big miss he has been to the side by bowling tight lines and getting danger man Kennedy for 24 and ended up with figures of 12-3-27-3. John Lamin was back in the wickets with two which even included Ant Morris Snr claiming a catch off his bowling, but the star performer with the ball was Ant Morris Jnr who claimed 4 wickets for just 10 runs and Cavaliers were eventually bowled out for 125.
An economic bowling spell from Lamin is 'not unusual'
At tea the mood in the pub was good with the boys pleased with their efforts in the field, and were hoping to repeat it with their batting. But in the first over of the match the tarts lost two of their leading batsmen with Jon Howard and John Lamin falling to the bowling of Sporty’s apprentice Tom Wilkin, who got his 3rd wicket a few overs later by bowling a yorker which Ant Morris missed out and was bowled for 9. Davies and Hudson did well to bat the overs by building a partnership together but once these two were dismissed a defeat looked increasingly on the cards. Scott Downie batted like a man possessed by and kept the fans pulses going and he was supported by Cunningham at the other end. But once Cunningham was run out for 18 there was too much to do for Morris Junior and Downie and the tarts recorded another defeat in the league, with the fans showing their disappointment at the end of the game by booing the team off.
Captain Tim Dyer was once again disappointed with the end result; ‘After a strong bowling performance, keeping them down to 125, once again we had a batting collapse from the first ball which let us down. We should never have lost that game against those morons especially against a cricketer, who was bowled by a girl, but we have to keep the faith, by playing positive cricket and wins will come.’
Sporty in good form
There is a official press conference in the Baston Village Hall on Thursday 26th July with coverage being shown live on Sky Sports News at 2.00pm, in which under pressure Captain Tim Dyer and Groundsman Lloyd Stewart will be asked questions regarding David Sales being linked to the club next season and the tarts poor form in the league, with fans becoming frustrated at the results with the official fans forum suggesting t20 and sixes Captain Ben Hudson should be installed as Captain to drag the tarts out of the relegation zone of the table.
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