From Captain Radar…
Last weekend the Quokkas returned for the start of the new season against a team we haven’t played before in the Royal Derby.
The Quokkas sent the opposition in and The Derby went on on take our all start opening attack for quite a few runs with some strong top order batting. After a couple of retirees the innings slowed significantly and the Quokkas were able to keep them to a surprisingly respectable total. The derby also went the way of India and refused to allow the DRS which did cause some controversy. Notable performances in the field:
Local – 2 wickets and two catches (one caught and bowled)
Rev – 1/1/grunts
Ed – 3/14
With the bat the Quokkas got off to a good start with Dutchy and Snipper opening. Snipper had a new bat.
After an opening stand in the high 30’s, it was all down hill through the middle order for a while with a classic Quokkas collapse. Local stayed solid up one end though and backed up his good performance with the ball with an innings to keep us in the game. My tactics of putting proven Quokkas performers down the bottom of the order to get us out of trouble nearly paid off and chef, big dog and ed and had a swing and nearly got us over the line. But it was not to be with the Quokkas eventually going down 173-163
Notable performances with the bat
Thanks everyone for a great game and a welcome back to a new season.