11, yes 11 men were either sick, lame or lazy this week so the Agnes took to the field with a thread bare 11 men. Mark Beckett’s midlife crisis is showing no sign of easing with Mark playing golf once again during the height of summer – these are words we never thought we would have to type. Local business man, Richard Watts was on a submarine tour of the River Humber. The tour did however have to be cut short due to Richard’s terrible wind.
The Middleton men begun in rampant style, even the Goat saw his deliveries flying to the boundary. Fortunately, Agnes picked up regular wickets to slow down the Middleton onslaught. The game then took a major turn when the Goat caught a one handed diving catch at long on to remove the Middleton danger man.
The reply then started shakily for The Agnes; Marley Ward was dismissed and the MBP was soon following him. Will Watts and the 35-year-old, 17-year-old Freddie Gunning consolidated well. It did look like they had left too much to do and the Agnes would be collecting their second loss of the season. This was until the 15th over when both batsmen threw caution to the wind and started scoring regular boundaries. Will Watts was then replaced by brother Charlie who hit his first ball for four to continue the carnage.
Freddie Gunning hit a straight four to steal victory from the jaws of defeat, he also stole the port moment from the Skipper’s hands with his knock.
In the words of the Manger, this was a true Agnes win.