It hardly seems a year ago but the 2nd Annual Cricket Match between the Tennis Club and Elstead Cricket Club Select team took place last Sunday resulting in a resounding victory for the Tennis Club, after our defeat last year in the first fixture.
We posted a highly creditable 236 in 40 overs and the cricket club could only manage 81 all out despite fielding 12 players to our 11!
Notable highlights were Peter Lincoln batting very well holding the innings together in the early stages scoring 37, Ollie Kirk contributed a typically flamboyant 37, a swash-buckling 56 not out from potential new member Nathan Thomas and great contributions from Sam Tunbridge, Shaun Fishburn and a cameo from Tony Hutchinson in his first innings in 30 years.
The level of bowling was particularly taxing for the home team with Ollie Lincoln (u13) taking 2 for 9 off 5 overs, Shaun had 2 for 12 off 4, Sam with 2 for 3 off 2, Rupert 2 for 5 off 2 and Chris Holland 1 for 5 off 2, Ollie Kirk was the other wicket taker with a slick run out by Sam. On a personal level it was great to do some sport for the first time in 6 months even if my contribution was patchy at best!
The match itself was a typically well contested but very friendly contest and we would like to thank Rupert for organising the day wearing his tennis club hat over his cricket club one and to Bridget Lincoln for the great tea including the new favourite – rocky road biscuits.
We’re already looking forward to the ‘decider’ next year.