Royal Burton Agnes 76 – 4 (16 overs)
Driffield Rugby Club @ Wetwang CC 71 ao (16 overs)
After a year off due to the pandemic, the Agnes men met at Wetwang CC for their first league encounter of the 2021 season. Driving there through rain, snow and grey clouds, it wasn’t looking likely that a ball would be bowled. But having had a year off, both teams cracked on.
Both Little Richard and Sam Wragg were at a Smurf convention in Birmingham. The Nesfields’ were busy being unavailable. Richard Panton is busy living the settled down life now and James Nettleton still hasn’t been seen since that atrocious piece of fielding against Staxton CC back in 2016.
Louis Beckett came to spectate and was happy on the side lines chilling and signing autographs. Fred Langton arrived and it really looked like he’d driven through a terrible ice storm. On closer inspection, what looked like ice and snow was just a sea of grey hairs.
Will Norman and New Boy Jordan opened the batting. Jordan showing that he can hold a bat. Some lusty blows and later order hitting saw Agnes post 76. Manager, Dave Jackson and Watty both thought this was possibly 5 below par.
DRUFCCC@WCC started like a steam train – James Clark hitting boundaries all over the Wolds. It was almost like he had a point to prove. A brilliant run out by Jordan Olonga Stockill skilfully stopped this innings.
With 8 needed from 12 balls it looked like it was done and dusted for the Rugby Men. Ollie Becketts had other ideas as he picked up his 5th wicket. It was down to Tom Norman to bowl a tight last over to earn the first victory of the 2021 season.
Port moment was shared between Jordan and Becketts.
Up the Agnes.