Newick v The Mighty Greys
It must have been a steep learning curve for the Newick Sunday side as they
strode out on another hot , sunny day to face up to a mighty challenge of
facing Brightons finest pub team . The previous week had seen them stoop to
a new low having to face a team complete with washed up cricket has -beans
such as Courtney Walsh , Brian Lara and Inzaman Al Haq. And to top it all it
the opposition were captained by one-time Newick son Piers Morgan who has
been forced to make a success of himself across the pond after his less than
vigilant performance at the crease in years gone by .
Still the Newick chaps are made of stern stuff and faced up to the challenge
against a Greys fielding side – some of whom had enjoyed the facilities of
the on tap Harveys in the Pavilion which was strangely adorned with pictures
of some of Terry’s relatives. In all probability they were offspring we
Apart from Azami who recorded 2 for 39 the Greys bowling and fielding was
not really something worth writing about . A Mr J Waylet led the way with an
excellent 59 and strong contributions from the other batsmen led Newick to
236 for 5 off the 40 overs . With more ale and a decent tea under their
belts the Greys went out with good intentions but little application . A
brisk start by Jerry was deceptive as he and Biff had put on 30 before Biff
was clean bowled and the collapse began . Several overs later we were 46 for
4 and the writing was all over the wall . Only Alan who was not out on 25
and Darrell 23 showed any further resistance . Richard P performed his usual
late night cabaret with a swift pirouette and free fall and then finished up
with a fine finale by taking ” one for the team” between the legs . 10’s all
round from the judges for that and a lot of painful reflections for several
days after for Mr Partridge.
Despite our all round averageness it was a fixture played in a good spirit
against a good side and enjoyed by all.
someone must have put the fear of god in him!