Friendly Match vs Hackney Umpires CC, Sun 16th September 2018, London Fields

A T Rex Costume And A Hoverboard

London Fields (210-9) beat Hackney Umpires by about 100 runs

by Darren "Duckworth" Lewis

On a bright but not too warm day; LFCC won the toss. Skipper VJ elected to bat. The hairy duo of Alex and Paul opened the batting. The caveman fell for 1 which was unlucky as he had top scored on the previous two Sundays. The man with a song Steve Fernbank walked to the crease and went on to score 21.

Next up was Tom Hughes who made a quick fire 27. To make it challenging; next time around we should send him in with a T-Rex costume and a hoverboard.

One half of the Holdens, known for his crime fighting prowess, was LBW for 6. Quincy made a rapid fire 18 and was unfortunate to be caught near the ropes when he was mid flow. VJ was run out for 10. Tristen chipped in with 6. Tom D and yours truly made up the tail end with a collective score of 1. Grunting Alex Turner top-scored with 89 and was unlucky to be caught 11 short of his ton.

LFCC finished with 210 of 35.

VJ and Laurie opened the bowling, and made it difficult for the opposition to get going. The skipper took 2 key wickets at crucial times and then came back at the end to wrap up with a third. Tom D bowled a fiery spell and finished with 2 wickets/30 runs. Quincy chipped in with tight bowling and took 1 wicket/17 runs. Yours truly managed 3 wickets/34. In all the team bowled 6 maidens. Paul Holden took a blinder of a catch worthy of his countryman Jonty Rhodes.

Finally, LFCC won by >100 runs. The game was played in good spirit all around.

London Fields Batting

 NameScoringHow OutBowlerRuns
1Alex Turner CaughtUnknown89
2Paul Alexander CaughtUnknown1
3Steve Fernbank CaughtUnknown21
4Tom Hughes CaughtUnknown27
5Paul Holden LBWUnknown0
6Ruby Quince CaughtUnknown18
7Vijay Shah RunOut10
8Tristan Jones CaughtUnknown6
9Tom Damant BowledUnknown0
10Darrin Lewis NotOut1
11Laurie SayerDidNotBat-
    Total 210 for 9

Hackney Umpires CC Bowling

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Hackney Umpires CC Batting

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London Fields Bowling

1Laurie Sayer70300-
2Vijay Shah701735.67
3Tom Damant7030215.00
4Ruby Quince5017117.00
5Darrin Lewis7034311.33

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