From Captain Snipper….
One minute we’re walking out on the field, bowl pretty good, get a bit unlucky in the field, go out to bat, don’t hit enough sixes and what feels like 10 seconds later we’ve lost the match.
Ahhh the BDNO.
We had some stand out moments – Monty copped it tough being peppered at deep mid wicket but kept his cool and remains a massive legend in my books. Gaz was kept busy at deep-backward point and saved a bunch of boundaries without putting a foot wrong. Pup affected an insane run-out off his own bowling flicking a direct hit at the non-strikers end from side-on, some credit for which must go to J-Rod who obligingly departed the field so that I could bring Pup on (thanks J-Rod).
Rohan kept wicket tremendously and took every chance that came his way. Jay bowled a tight line getting the most out of the flat track. Big Dog bowled a really tidy penultimate over and claimed another scalp. Alex tossed one up and got carted for four, then dared the batsmen to do it again and got the wicket next ball and another one the ball after that.
Ed’s over was water-tight and also removed someone’s leg stump while Local closed out the death sharply.
The fact that hardly any runs (maybe 2?) were scored behind square leg was testament to our good line – the stumbling block being the semi-regular drag-downs which disappeared over mid wicket.
We were kept well in check with the bat and unfortunately just couldn’t find the boundary enough with the exception of Dutchy who made retirement in the usual quick time. I flat batted one over square leg that missed a small child’s face by a few inches… horrific situation avoided.
Luckily the only drama that followed was that we pretty easily lost the match.
Sincere apologies to those who missed out on the chance to contribute with the bat namely Pup, Big Dog, Monty and Local. Your understanding and sportsmanship was truly appreciated despite some obvious frustration.
Also big thanks to Kathleen behind the bar and those who put in so much time and effort behind the scenes for the wild and unique event that is the BDNO.