There were a few nerves going into this game at Graves Park, knowing the game would be on an artificial deck, with Graves able to call on some good players when available. Baston were struggling for a team again, as Lewis added some intensity to the batting order, and Mark dragged some dopey kid called Loz along.
There needn't have been nerves as Adam was informed at the toss that the home side only had 9, and they were relieved to win the toss and opted to bat.
Adam shared new ball duties with Biggsy, while Sporty's new bird tucked into a whopper ice cream.
Biggsy made the breakthrough as he removed both openers, first drawing Morris (7) in with a horrible full toss that was patted up to Adam at mid off, before a beautiful ball that seemed in and bowled Wilson (2). This was not the best ball ofo Biggsy's spell as a horrible wide one missed the strip, was out of Ben's reach and nailed Dyer straight on the shin at slip.
The Graves Park batsmen were feeling quite annoyed as they were warned several times about running down the middle of the track, which seemed a bit harsh as they were wearing trainers, and it's an artificial wicket. Talking of footwear, Sporty must have misplaced his trainers, as he turned up his Sunday best black loafers.
Adam made another breakthrough as Luto (13) missed a straight one. Maskell was the next man in and took objection to Lamin's bowling blasting him for a couple of boundaries to bring the score up to 47-3. As nothing is ever Lamin's fault, Adam and Lamin both sauntered off to the changing room to change their shoes, which were apparently at fault for their poor bowling.
"It's a double"
The shoe change had the desired outcome, as Adam took two key wickets straight after. Hodgson (11) being caught brilliant at running cover by Lewis, and Maskell (12) getting a thin edge through to Ben behind the stumps.
Lamin's shoe change had not worked, as he remained wicketless, Adam took the wickets of the 3 bunnies at the bottom of the Graves Park order to give him a Baston best of 6-14 from 7.4 overs. Graves Park were all out for 51 inside 15 overs.
Adam running in to bowl (6-14)
Mark and Ben opened up for Baston and made light work of the target, hitting the gaps well.
Mark hit a superb 34 not out, including four 4s and a massive six over square leg. The six was so big that Adam twice screamed from the pavilion for the children in the playground to watch out. With children and parents ducking and taking cover, the ball landed safely 50 yards away from any of them.
Ben saw less of the strike, and finished on 14 not out, with 8 coming off the last 2 balls to give Baston a 10 wicket victory within 12 overs.