Strollers toil and slip to defeat to the Taverners
posted: May 20, 2018
Unfortunately we notched up a third heavy loss on the spin this afternoon with a 9 wicket defeat away to the Highgate Taverners. Winning his first toss of the year, George opted to bat first on another hot and sunny afternoon in the delightful settings of Totteridge CC but whilst several of our batsmen made promising starts – best of all 30 from débutant Sid Dubey – none were able to capitalise with a big score. As such we were bowled out for a modest 160.
That never looked enough in a 40 over match and nor did it prove to be as the oppo's batsmen cashed in with some clean and strong striking – both openers notching up half centuries until, on 127, Sid made the first and only breakthrough to trap Danos for 53. But it was too little too late and the Taverners cruised to an easy victory with 19 overs to spare. The search for a first win of 2018 continues...