WEEKENDERS CRASH TO 47 RUN DEFEAT V LONDON THEATRES.
Thursday’s squad of fourteen shrinks to nine as prior-engagement fever wrecks manager Brockis’s plans.
Desertions spell early nod for Sam Freeman who revels in first taste of the big arena. The Surrey cub shows maturity beyond his years, consoling Lyons for a temporary loss of form in the field: ‘Don’t worry, when I’m fifty you can just relax on the boundary’.
Superb 3 for 25 spell from Comeback Kotcheff. Mike Harvey narrowly misses debut Michelle with pom-teasing 11-2-37-4. Freeman Senior rolls back the years with tidy one-fer and Billy No Poles Douglas offers glimpse of things to come with pensionable nought-fer.
A solid fielding effort limits London Theatres to below par score of 132 for 9 dec. at tea.
Run Charts of top four Weekenders batsmen:
Pennington Hussaini Lyons O’Brien
Spunky Harveys build on 13 for 4 platform. Mercurial block-and-slog 31 from Billy No Poles brings Weekenders within sniff of improbable victory before getting caught having major mow at offside wide.
Brings in debutant Freeman with seven overs to block for the draw. The black trainer tyro throws oppo into confusion with impressive maiden sledge: ‘You’ve got to be nice to me because I didn’t get any of you out’.
Remainder of tail consolidated Weekenders mid-season wobble by failing to appear at the ground.
Hope rekindled by forecast of torrential rain at Hertford.