Two weeks ago it seemed that the seconds were destined to go through an entire season without attaining maximum batting points (200 runs). Now we have done it in consecutive weeks, recording magnificent victories after a thrilling run chase on both occasions. Now, this might be considered understandable against bottom of the table Chapel, but they had a much stronger side out that in previous weeks so it was still a good achievement. However, the Birch Vale game was definitely out of the blue as we dashed their hopes of promotion, and we are now being offered up as the reason why at least one local second team will once more be thrashed by Birch next season.
In disciplinary matters Luke Schofield has allegedly soaked Dale’s shirt and damaged his van whilst on first team duty at Chapel. This goes against at least two articles in the Player’s Charter, and he will be discussed at committee level this evening, or will he?
And speaking of Luke, he will retain his second division wicketkeeping trophy this season and could yet break the all time league record if he gets five or more victims against Buxworth on Saturday. Other trophies up for grabs are the first and second team players of the year, the junior who has made the biggest contribution to senior cricket, and the infamous Hole In The Bat award which has at least one notable contender.
Finally, the legendary SF Morten returns to these shores for the last match of the season. So Peter probably wont be the only one giving Sue the Runaround!