TMGs vs Bodle St May 2010 by Alan Galagher

Sun Shines on The Mighty Greys in First Victory of the Season

A change in weather brought a change in fortunes for the mighty greys on a scorching Sunday afternoon, with a first victory of the season being recorded against Bodle Street.

After securing a new sponsorship deal with Sheppys Somerset Cider the greys were looking lean, fit and a little sweaty as they arrived at the most picturesque ground anyone could wish to play at.

The greys batted first with fearless leader Biff and dog-fancier Jerry Brasher striding out to the middle.  The opening pair were looking for a quick start but struggled to score fast runs against some decent opening bowling.  The situation soon took a turn for the worse as Skipper biff was caught behind off a fine delivery.  Next man in was Adam but the bowling remained tight and continued to keep greys progress steady rather than spectacular.

The drinks break was reached without any further losses but with half of the innings gone it was decided that the runs were too few and a change of tack was required.  With strict orders to ‘get on with it’ still ringing in their ears the two batsmen duly hit out, with Adam striking the first ball after drinks for a towering six.  With the tone reset the shots continued until Adam, attempting another big hit, came unstuck and was caught in the covers.  This brought specialist fielder and sunburn fan Alan Gallagher to the middle.  The scoring rate continued to improve with Jerry “the dasher” Brasher using his feet well to get after the opposition off-spinner, lumping a number of fine boundaries over midwicket.  In a shock to all involved, low score enthusiast Alan managed to stay in and actually score a few runs.

The loss of Brasher for 64 introduced power hitter Terry Burgess to the mix, but his new tactic of using box rather than bat to score runs and confuse the opposition failed to bear fruit and he was bowled off an inside testicle.  Alex Fenton then joined the fray and quickly got to work.  A late charge from the Greys in the final few overs saw the score pushed up to 205 from their 35 overs.

The interval involved lots of Thai curry and cider, an undoubtedly dastardly attempt by the opposition to slow The Mighty Greys in the field.

Once again the opening bowling of Dangerous Dave Day and Robby Hoare caused problems for the batsmen.  Robby got the breakthrough first, inducing a top edge, Ibrahim taking an awkward catch with ease.  Triple D then got in on the act, after an unlucky start, during which the edge was frequently found but never went to hand.  Maverick leg spinner and future Advanced Hair Studio spokesperson Charlie TT completed the catch.

Spin duo Ibrahim and Charlie were brought on and took full advantage of a turning pitch to collect a couple of wickets apiece, with Ibrahim also taking a great catch at shortish fine leg off the bowling of Charlie.  The middle period of the innings also saw an excellent run out, completed by Charlie.  The next bowling change introduced Terry into the attack.  Using his signature ‘two card trick’ tactic Burgess collected two wickets in his first over, before going on to take two more (although one of these was disallowed in controversial circumstances) to finish the Bodle Street innings in style.  They were all out for about 120ish, well short of the target.

An excellent day for The Mighty Greys with everyone contributing, except aussie scum Dell who just spent the day slagging everyone off.

AG – PSM for 6 fours in an over.


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