During this summer heatwave, it was time to have a much needed home game at The Royal Victoria Fields. The Nesfield’s were unavailable again and it is looking more and more like they have both quit. Mark Becketts was available but was ruthlessly dropped due to the manager’s young player policy. Sam Moore was still displaying covid symptoms and Louis Beckett is still a player we all dream of erotically. Will Watts returned despite being banned by the ECB. Will has spent a lot of time in the gym during lockdown. Unfortunately, Will is now about as agile as some of his dad’s concrete panels.
Cheered on by a well-tanned Cornish-Barry or French-Barry depending on who you ask, Agnes lost the toss and it was their turn to stand in the heat first. With no Ben Brown, it was time for the youngsters to step up. Ollie Becketts and Tom Norman started tightly. This was followed by tight spells from Sharky Ward and Jordan-Zamunda. Sam Wragg and the blonde-haired Charlie Watts finished off. Mercs Langton caught two catches but 7 dropped chances and a long Driffield batting order saw the visitors post what looked 20-30 above par.
Agnes’ reply started well. Will and Tom Norman getting the score to 29 before Tom Norman was given out LBW. Sam Wragg and Marley Ward soon followed and an Agnes collapse was on the cards. Jordan-Zamunda and The MBP tried valiantly but it was all in vain with Agnes falling 10 short. Will Norman slogging 85 including 8 Ferns Farm Maximums.
The port was shared at The Manor afterwards between Freddie Mercs Langton, who is quickly becoming one of the better fielders in the league and the MBP. It is with regret that we have to report that Rob Norman had to spend the night in Hull Royal Infirmary with severe cheese and tomato burns to the back of his throat.