Teddington 265 all out (44.5 overs)
Mike Cox 5-50
Southgate 167 all out (43.5 overs)
Shoaib Zulfiqar 36
Me and Mark fresh from some Fornite antics at Anarchy Acres were feeling confident.
For the first time all season we were not greeted with a full on warm by the opposition which was a positive. You aren’t going to read many more from here on.
Jeremy lost the toss and Teddington elected to bat. We opened up with Abishek and Waqas who controlled the run rate early on without causing too much of a threat. At the 10 over stage they were 49-0. An unfamiliar role of first change for M Cox. Both the openers were now settled and looking to up the scoring. I then was introduced and they still continued to score at a good rate. We took wickets throughout the innings but all of their batsmen were settled and 4 of them made 30+. E Harvey bowled well in patches ending with 9 overs 2-59. With it looking like we might be chasing 330 M Cox was reintroduced and picked up some late wickets to slightly stall progress ending with figures of 5-50 despite not bowling to his full potential. A few late sixes meant they ended with 265 with 10 men. We did also bowl 21 wides which needs to improve. Overall we did not bowl well or field well and they took full advantage of that and the chase looked daunting.
Tea was quite simply pasta.
Shoaib and Mark opened up and at the 10 over stage we were 50-0 and seemingly cruising. Both playing really well. Sadly we lost them both in the space of 2 balls. We continued to lose wickets in regular intervals. Top scorer was Shoaib with 36. In the end the majority of us played some pretty ordinary shots to get out.
Without and win and sitting bottom of the table things can only improve. We are coming across some good sides although we are struggling to admit it.
Nice to have a few beers and watch Liverpool implode.
Marcello De Crescenzo