An excellent ton from Glynde’s Leigh Reed proved a huge difference as the 2s lost by 70 runs at home. Losing the toss we were asked to field and it looked a good decision by Glynde as they racked up 272 for 4 with David Clark hitting 57 alongside the 133 that Reed hit in what was a brilliant example of getting yourself in, then with wickets in hand swing the bat. The wickets were shared by Matt Charman, Steve Cromb, Tom McCreadie and Ryan Jackson with the latter two working very hard to try and break partnerships. However it was another average display in the field with important catches again going down. However one definite plus point was the keeping of Teddy Churchyard who picked up one excellent catch standing up then another beauty from a steepling skier over his head to finally remove Reid off the bowling of Apollo.
Paul McCreadie fed us with a lovely tea and in reply we made a decent start with Curly Pummell and the skipper opening up until Charman hit one back to the bowler for an easy caught and bowled. Akeem followed next ball picking out long on and it wasn’t looking good. However a couple of decent partnerships followed as Curly (44), and his returning older brother Grady (38), both managed to help get us up to a respectable total of 202-9 to pick up a few more points with the help of Elph, Apollo and Teddy. A decent performance given the poor start so well done to all of those but the damage had been done with Glynde’s huge total being well out of reach.
So another defeat but again our attitude was good it was just the execution under pressure from a good batting opposition that cost us. It’s a steep learning curve for the club this year as many players are playing at a level they haven’t before. However the experience will be good for us we just need to keep working hard at nets then on Saturdays to try and get a few wins and our luck will change.