Hospital Cup Final – Agnes 118-9 20 overs lost Diffield 119 18.3 overs

With a defeat, a rained off and a player missing since last Friday night (Flame), this final game of the series was vitally important.

With such importance on this game, a selection meeting was held at t’Manor to select the final eleven.  With no one having seen Matt Anfield bowl, we had to take the Manager’s word that he is the best of his grandsons – with such a low benchmark set by his other grandsons, this however really didn’t clarify anything. 

Casey Rudd was selected but was then mystifyingly dropped on the morning of the game for Finn Ward. Later that morning, Finn Ward and his dad were seen laying a patio for the Manager at his sea view property.

Agnes batted first. Will Watts hit a six but The Agnes men struggled to cut lose amidst some tight bowling and fielding. Ollie ‘The Car Destroyer’ Beckett then hit a quickfire 27 from 10 balls and was supported well by the forever stoned Freddie Gunning to see Agnes post a decent 118.

The first ten overs of the Driffield reply saw them not hit a single boundary. If the Agnes could have had a slice of luck around the ten over mark, then it could have gone another way. However, the impressive Jack Oakley and Noah Kelly guided Driffield to victory.

Port moment was awarded to Ollie Beckett for clubbing some beautiful sixes. Matt Anfield also got a special mention for travelling all the way from Liverpool for the fixture. This is the first time a scouser has been in the Agnes dressing room; regrettably, Sam Wragg and the Skipper said their iPhones were stolen. Fred Langton later reported that his car radio and catalytic converter were also missing. 

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