T18 against the Bohos ends in thrilling tie
posted: May 26, 2016
Last night's clash with the Battersea Bohemians could not have been any closer! With the match reduced to 18 overs a side due to the dark clouds overhead, the oppo chose to bat first and, thanks to a well organised performance from the Strollers in the field, were restricted to just 129-5. Worth remembering also that, in his final over, Ron collected two wickets in his last two balls meaning he will carry over for a potential hat-trick in his next game!
We mounted a spirited response although the Boho's fielding was similarly tight and, with the controversial run out of Tim, they looked to be edging on top. However Somanka kept his nerve and nudged and nurdled his way to a splendid first 50 for the Strollers and, with 6 needed from the final 6 balls we looked to be almost home. However a miserly final over from Tom Whyte restricted us and he when posted the entire field (wicketkeeper included) to the boundary for the final ball all we could do was run a well timed two to clinch a thrilling tie. A great game in all and, after so many early season false starts, even better to finally be cricketing again!