Selmeston – The Chickening.
It was a much improved team that took to the field on that beautiful blistering hot day. The air was still and peaceful, punctuated by the lowing of cattle and the eerie cries of buzzards circling overhead. A black cockerel stalked ominously around outside the changing rooms, but Dykes was the only Greysman who eyeballed it. Excitedly he told Chairman Burgess of this diabolical observation – “what evil is this? what foul malevolence? could it be the same twisted shrew voodoo that dogged TMGs at Twineham?” “Bah! Nonsense!” bellowed Burgess, “You’ve been watching too much jibbajabba on the gogglebox.” Hrrummpf.
TMGs batted first, putting in a solid innings of 170 odd. Fine batting again from Line, and a surprise 9th wicket partnership of 50. Azami showed some genuine flair, Hoare clobbered a couple of sixes.