Senior Boys Cricket

Call me a traditionalist, but I like my cricket to come with picket fences and cucumber sandwiches, so when we rolled into a lopsided horse paddock with gridiron goals for the SMR Finals I got a touch nervous.

The star-studded Senior Boys Cricket team were looking to roll through another couple of "challengers" on our way to the State Quarter Finals.

First up were the lads from up Mt.Erin who chased their little, red ball around the paddock for 120 balls as we smashed 180 past them. A milestone 50 to "The Village Cricketer" Harry King who lumbers around in the middle, with his luscious hair swaying in the wind, as he swings his bat like an axe.

We did it with ease restricting them to 9 for 139, with 8 of our bowlers having a go, including our keeper Macca even rolling the arm over.

Next up was the SMR final against the boys from Dandenong. Its safe to say we got off to a shaky start with Shubs dropped on 0, and minutes later both openers are gone and we are 2/22. (Said in Richie Benaud's voice)

The Village Cricketer waltzed out there to prove that his slashing 50 in the semi was no fluke. He and Lachie McCambley batted like absolute superstars, adapting to the situation by pushing singles, and protecting their wicket to get us to a defendable 143.

We dropped their star batsman Zafar (who made 90 in the semi) on 11, but our workhorse Tom "Andy Bichel" Strudwick knocked his house down for 31 as the Dandenong boys starting looking for their bus home.

One minute they were 4/57, and 2 overs later they were 8/60 and we were as good as champions. Eventually we rolled them for 90, took home the pennant, and started thinking about the State Quarter Finals that will take place on Monday in Druoin.

Mr Hudd

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