-4 18 overs
The Agnes chaps welcomed Middleton and North Dalton 2nds this week, hoping to kick start the season with a win.
Richard Watts was banned by the committee for one week after his incident last week. This gave Richard the time needed to drive to Cirencester to collect son, Will. A jacketless Sam Moore made himself unavailable and The Flame was renewing his lifeguarding qualification.
Wearing new shirts, Agnes batted first and the Pig was soon bowled. Louis Beckett was just getting going and it looked like he might return to the boundary hitter that the whole club crave. Little Louis from Yapham was then run out once again mirroring another failed bleep test at Hull City AFC. If Louis Is run out next week then there may be a pizza ban imposed on him by the Manager. It was left for Charlie Watts once again to drop anchor. The well behaved Watts scored a delightful 46 not out and Little Jordan Zamunda accompanied him perfectly. Charlie Watts hit his first six. Richard Watts, whilst down in Cirencester felt a strange feeling in his chest at the time of Albert lifting both arms. It was later discovered that Richard suffered a rather serious aneurism. The club wish Richard all the best.
Agnes scored 103 and the locals thought this was possibly 10-
20 above par. Middleton’s new signing Reubens Syrup soon made a mockery of the score. Syrup is looking like a very shrewd signing by MNDCC chairman Tom Walgate who signed the batter on a free transfer this winter. Only Marley Ward and last summer’s record signing Sam Appleton were able to contain the boundaries.
Port moment was awarded to the skipper for rolling back the years with a sublime one handed catch.