Fixtures this weekend: Sat 1st XI @ Plumtree, 2nd XI home to Plumtree, 3rd XI @ Gedling & Sherwood, 4th XI home to Oxton, Sun T20 Finals Day @ Caythorpe, 2nd XI home to Wanderers.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Caythorpe v Attenborough - June 22nd

After what seemed like an age waiting for the rain to end (perhaps we now no how Charles feels), the Squirrels returned to Premier League action with a trip to Caythorpe.  Sadly there were very few happy returns from the game; just picking up full bowling points in a 102 run defeat.

Caythorpe were asked to bat first on a really difficult track and probably exceeded their own expectations by some margin in reaching 209 for 9 wickets.  All of our bowlers picked up at least one wicket with Savin Perera securing 3 for 33 from his full 12 overs.  Unfortunately bowling options were somewhat restricted with Ben Kitt picking up an injury whilst fielding after just 5 of his overs.

In response wickets fell regularly and the Squirrels didn't manage to put together one of those crucial partnerships that can make such a significant difference in a game.  Worryingly a second, more serious, injury felled Burhan Alam whilst completing a run that resulted in him having to leave the field in considerable pain.  He did manage to hobble slowly back to the crease in a desperate and spirited attempt to salvage more from the game.  I wish him and Ben the speediest of recoveries.

This was a game where injuries, luck and the rub of the green all seemed to go against us; but better days surely lie ahead.


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