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May 17, 2012

North Weald Went West

Chigwell 167-6
North Weald 65

Chigwell won by 102 runs Full Scorecard

Well, cricket, writes Nigel Barfoot. The waiting for mother earth to allow nuclear activity through the thin layer we call atmosphere lasted three weeks - it was sunny at last!

Chigwell were put into bat which with a hot-ish day and soggy pitch looked ominous for our openers. Robbie Allum and brother of Wayne, Tom Kerr, started off proceedings. Tom faced the first ball and hit a huge-ish shot from way outside leg which caught the wind and was caught out. 135 last year and golden duck this year. Ok. Ah yes, that's cricket. Unlucky mate.
 
Aqeel was next to the crease and was stumped by the lack of bounce as was Rob who found it very tricky to hit the ball off the square. At this point we all though 60/70 was a total that would be ok to get to.

The score crept up slowly and Aqeel lost his wicket to bring in Adamski. At this point I retired my umpire's jacket and went to pad up which meant I stopped paying attention to our game and now paid attention to the vile football scores. Rob scored 64. Arsenal got 3, which is poor in cricket terms. Adam scored, who knows, 3.4 billion or so? We scored a very respectable 167.

North Weald's tea was full of all the proteins and nutrients most people need to play sport, except for Gremlo who needs his hit of sugar to bowl. Gremlo opened the bowling with great gusto. Owen was at the other end for a legendary spell that lasted a few more balls than a traditional over.

Alex was to replace Evans above and bowled pretty well, grabbing a wicket. Gremlo straight bowled two batsmen and took a caught and bowled which was hit hard. Rob Orange bowled well but was unlucky not to nick one. Nick on the other hand didn't buy a jug so I won't mention his bowling. 5-for and 2 plane crashes.

North Weald were a good fun team to play, with plenty of quality banter to entertain us all. It was a good day.

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