From Captain J Rod…
On a warm summer Sunday, the Quokkas arrived at the VBCA ground with high hopes of redeeming ourselves from last years crushing defeat. With most of the state representatives on tour, we were expecting a more dominant performance over the opposition. With Rev braving the air-conditioned commentary box, the rest of the Quokkas walked slowly out to the pitch.
The VBCA got off to a great start, with a number of overthrows conceded, while the Quokkas got used to the bounce, or lack of, on the ball. With adjusted rules where wides and no balls are two runs, the VBCA were going along at a decent run-rate. Wickets were hard to come by until Eliza came on and had an instant impact taking a peg.
We kept rolling through the overs, and with the last ball of the innings J Rod had his first wicket of the season with a questionable umpiring call. But we’ll take it.
We came off for a cool drink with a short turnout for out batting innings.
With the VBCA short of fielders, Rev came out the air conditioned commentary box to help them out. With Snipper and Eliza facing the first 4 overs, we got off to a slow start. Snipper completely blind not being able to get bat on ball until…
…wait for it…
…a sweep shot to short leg where Rev took one of the best catches ever seen from a Quokka.
That might not be saying much, but it was a catch Boonie would be proud of.
Please take in what you have just read about Rev’s catch. With his modesty it may be the last time it is ever mentioned.
Back to the game. After the first 4 overs, we were in negative territory and it only got slightly better from there. One of the highlights with the batting was a comment one of the VBCA made about Cat’s tapping of the bat. He said it sounded like a proper cricketer.
As we rolled slowly through the final overs, Rev and Ren had a duel which could only end badly for Rev. We finished the innings with some big hitting from Dutchy with a little help from JRod, but it was all too little too late.
The Quokkas could only manage 63. VBCA won 34 runs.