Week 21 saw the 2s needing victory to guarantee 2nd place and promotion. Leicester Caribbean’s 2 the away side. A side the 2s defeated in the early winter conditions of April. Ground and pitch looking superb. A toss lost by the away captain Hafejee and inserted by Looms.
Rowe and Muggleton to open. Calypso cricket. 9 taken from Muggleton’s 1st over. 30 for 0. 7 overs. Muggleton removing Laher with a beautiful full toss. Caught by Fleetwood. Hafejee playing well. Rowe removed and Looms into the attack. Muggleton 1for 21 from 8 overs replaced by Waddington.
70 for 1. 20 overs. Wale into the attack replacing Looms. Girach removed by Wale caught Page M. 75 for 2. Drinks taken at 22overs.
The 2 Ws now controlling the game. Edwards stumped by Wagstaff off the bowling of Wale. 88 for 3.
Soon 95 for 4. Waddington to good for Ashead. Bowled for 0. 95 for 5. Both bowlers now in full flow.
96 for 6. Hafejee well caught by Rowe, Waddington the bowler. Amaan bowled 1st ball. Waddington on a hat trick again. Sadly a tame effort! Soneti next to be bowled for 0. Wale the bowler. 96 for 8.
Waddington claiming back to back 5 wicket hauls bowling Ammed for 0. 96 for 9. Wale finishing off a dramatic collapse via the safe hands of Looms.
Caribbean’s 70 for 1 after 20 overs. All out 96. Waddington and Wale outstanding in a fine fielding performance.
Time for tea. What a beautiful spread on offer. Fine fillings. Spicy chicken. Almost enough nuggets to satisfy Muggleton. Wonderful home baking. Not a sniff of the skippers mums sponge cake left.
Smith and Fleetwood to open. Anything off line sent to the boundary by Smith. Fleetwood knocking into gaps and rotating the strike. 37 for 0. 10 overs. Caribbean’s changing the attack looking for wickets.
Fleetwood’s stoke play far to powerful for the fielders feet to stop. Smith past 50 with a boundary. The bowling changes now equal to the amount of ducks in the 1st innings! 4byes handing promotion to the 2s. 4.30pm.
Handshakes and photos with well chosen sounds playing in the happy home dressing room. A fine performance and enjoyable day capped off with Waddington (2) and Smith (1) supply liquid refreshment via the barmaids jugs.