Trying to pick two teams in one week is always a tricky task for The Manager – especially when the Agnes Men have some terrible excuses up their sleeve. Marley Ward was having his gastric sleeve tightened at the Ganton Gastric Sleeve Unit. Brother Finn had to be there on standby in case one of Marley’s kidneys gave way. Ollie Beckett was on a double trolley shift at Reading Morrison’s and the worst excuse of all has to be for club committee member, Mark Beckett. Disgruntled father, Big Mel from Cas disclosed that Mark was at home cleaning his caravan. An emergency cobra meeting will be held between the Manager, The Skipper, Watty and Bobble with Judge McGivern chairing the meeting, to decide Chopper’s fate.
With a depleted squad and Sam Moore running late, the ten men of Agnes took to the field. Middleton were soon 60-0 off 5 overs. Debutant Freddie Gunning caught an excellent catch to slow down the Middleton men, but the Agnes Men then began to drop catch after catch (5 in total). At one point it was looking like Middleton would score 200. Jordans Zamunda and Charlie Watts managed to restore some order – Charlie Watts having 4 catches dropped off him (lol).
The Agnes reply started well. The MBP and Wraggy got the ball rolling. Freddie Gunning then stroked his way to 42 before handing the baton to an angry and very late Sam Moore who came in, wearing his dad’s shirt that Sam was actually conceived in, and pumped the ball to all parts, ending on a brilliant 32 not out. Agnes actually made the chase look quite straight forward which is testament to how good Albert’s new wicket is.
Port moment was awarded to Freddie Gunning for an outstanding debut.