Friendly Match vs Marauders CC, Aug. 2, 2020, Millfields

Fields Trounce Marauders

London Fields (131-10) beat Marauders (109 all out) by 22 runs

by our special correspondent,Tom H

Bleary eyed fielders convened at Millfields for the game with the 80's

dystopian adventure movie, The Marauders. The expert opinions offered

were that the pitch was a belter. After a brief territory dispute with

the neighbouring football match, captain Teasedale won the toss and we

were batting!

Your correspondant and Ruby strolled out to open. Your correspondant

shuffling straight back after being caught behind, second ball, to a

lifter. Vijay also barely troubled the scorers, knicking off to the same

bowler. Ruby and Paul Holden consolidatated amid the barrage which

included Paul wearing one of the chin. Spitting out blood and growling

something heroic, he soldiered on. Opening up after the first change,

Ruby and Paul put on a fine partnership with Ruby ending with a fine 28.

After both departed in quick succession, the Northern allrounder

alliance of Lucas and Sam entered the fray. Lucas's main aim appeared to

be smashing fours and attempting to run Sam out. However Sam beat him to

the punch by cuffing a slow full toss into square leg's hands. Jules

ringing for the oppo was bowling a fine spell at this point, beating the

bat on many occasions. Lucas kicked on, smiting an innings saving 45.

Mark Holden joined in the fun for a brisk 20. The rest of the batsmen

barely troubled the scorers including notably Oli who after being

instructed to get his head down by skipper Teasedale, but also after

many beers, was out swinging for the trees for a golden! London Fields

finished on 130 all out. Below par? Maybe. However the pitch was up and

down with balls scuttling along the floor and also bouncing sharply.

Muffi opened the bowling and quickly settled into an excellent line and

length whilst swinging the ball both ways. Two wickets in the first

over, one bowled and one ably caught by Tristan in the covers and London

Fields were on the charge. Lucas opened from the other end and frankly

bowled too well and too fast, the good balls beating the bat by a mile

and the ones hit by the batsmen flying to the boundary. Wickets fell

regularly, Ruby and Sam taking one a piece. The game was nip and tuck;

every run mattered. The fielding was fantastic with boundary bound balls

being chased down and all catches snaffled. After a partnership from

Marauders gave them hope, Oli came on to rip out the heart from the

middle and lower order. The game was over with London Fields victorious.

We sat down with beers, discussing Muffi's fantastic 5-20, Lucas's fine

45, Olli's three wickets and your humble correspondant's slip catch.

Good times.

London Fields Batting

131 for 10 in 28.0

Name Scoring How Out Bowler Runs
Tom Hughes Caught Bishop 0
Ruby Quince Bowled Hugh 28
Vijay Shah Bowled Bishop 1
Paul Holden Caught Hugh 10
Lucas Evans Bowled Akram 45
Sam Fawcett Caught Akram 12
Tristan Jones Caught Akram 0
Mark Holden Bowled Suresh 20
Paul Teasdale Not Out Unknown 0
Oli Turner Bowled Suresh 0
Muffi Caught Suresh 0
Marauders CC CC Batting

109 for 10 in 22.0

London Fields Bowling
Name O M R W Eco Avg S.R
Lucas Evans 4.0 0 19 0 4.75
Muffi 7.0 2 20 5 2.86 4.0 8.40
Ruby Quince 3.0 0 22 1 7.33 22.0 18.00
Oli Turner 6.0 0 31 3 5.17 10.33 12.00
Sam Fawcett 2.0 0 13 1 6.50 13.0 12.00