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Sunday 3rd XI vs Whitefield | The Rake



Death, Taxes, and the Sunday XI putting on a spectacle at Rake Lane on a Sunday; life’s guarantees.


After winning the toss and electing to bat, the crowd’s eyebrows were raised as Ben Ellis accompanied the inform JJ Stuffins with the ball. 11, including 3 no balls, saw the captain looking round trying to find another seamer; his second over saw middle stump cartwheeling and the captain now relieved. Wickets fell continuously with overseas professionals (this is a joke please don’t be emailing me LDCC) Matthew Cumner and Rosith Fernando picking up two each. The introduction of Harry Smith, a mullet flowing alike Billy Ray Cyrus, saw his second ball slapped into the hands of cover, and the youngster raw his way down the pitch; well bowled sir; 49-6. Well, we then dropped many a catch and suddenly the score crept towards 160. A partnership luckier than a man in a field 4-leaf-clovers was broken and Whitefield set NBCC 158.


Wow. All I can say. Matty Cumner and Marc Humphreys, described by one as the 3XI Louis Botes Snr (don’t bowl full), saw a partnership that flew to just below a ton. Contributions from Stuart Sherratt, Alex English, and Luke Jones saw NBCC cruise to victory after just 25 overs. The ‘rave’ that followed in the changing rooms gave Scott Sherratt PTSD to nights that his mother, frankly (get the pun given his father’s name), shouldn’t even ask about.


We are top of the league, say we are top of the league.


Highlights:

Fernando 7.2 4/25


Matty Cumner 58


MOTM: Harry Smith (For the mullet alone)

Written by I Hughes

07 MAY 2023 @ 14:00

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