Strollers make it three with a great win over Agricola
posted: June 10, 2018
The Strollers' recorded another excellent win this afternoon when we once again took on the highly amiable Agricola CC, this time on their turf at King's House in Chiswick. With Davie G officiating for the first time, he immediately proved himself as an excellent tosser when he called correctly and opted to bat first in hot, sunny conditions. Unfortunately early wickets tumbled once again and with three down with only 25 on the board our prospects looked grim. However a defiant fifth wicket stand between Sid (48) and Harsh (51) got us back into the game and we ended up posting 214-8 – a respectable score on a big pitch and in the face of a much-improved Agricola attack.
We still had work to do when we took to the field and the oppo openers batted sensibly and well to mount an opening stand of 60, which would have become more of a concern had Viral not made the vital first breakthrough to trap Almond for 25. He was to be their top scorer and from then on wickets tumbled regularly, Doshi bowling at his fearsome fastest this year on his way to a well earned 3-18. The remaining wickets were shared around the attack, Sid notably getting in on the act with his leg spin also climing a threefer, thanks in part to another sharp catch by Gav at first slip. In the end Agricola, a man or two short, were cleaned up for precisely 100... over a hundred adrift of their target, and we repaired to the pavillion to sink some beers and reflect on a job thoroughly well done.