Still working on this! Rich
Shaldon again? Good grief. You’d think the Cavaliers enjoyed playing there or something.
And we do.
‘They made us feel very welcome’ can mean lots of things.
It can, for example, mean that when you arrived there was a whole bunch of smiling people waiting for you at the club who shook your hands and then proceeded to cart you all over the part.
It can also mean that the tea was lovely and you had a great chat with their opening bowler just before he blew away your top order for three runs.
It can also mean that they got what you were all about and did their best to make sure you had a cracking day. Maybe they picked a mixed team that was closer to your level of ability than their usual friendly XI might be. Maybe they politely no-balled themselves when they got your batsmen out first ball. Maybe they retired gracefully when they looked in danger of scoring too many runs. Maybe they laid on food for you at the pub afterwards and didn’t mind when all your lads had to run off for a dinner appointment.
Shaldon do us a proper welcome every time. From that first game when we had the fly-over, a guard of honour onto the pitch and a first Cavaliers run for Grandad, they’ve been proper hosts time after time.
The latest visit got off to something of a dodgy start, as a sudden gust of wind through the clubhouse banged the tearoom windows shut, flinging two freshly-made (and unmilked) cups of tea over Kev’s back:
I’ve never heard swearing like it in my entire life – a kind of ‘FUFUFUFUFUFU…’ where the pain was so great that that it required many swearwords to tumble out at once.
|James Attwood||c&b Cahill||12|
|Jamie Croft||c Bennett b C Ryder||11|
|Jack Gallagher||c&b Bennett||8|
|Reece Lakeman||run out||1|
|Chas Woolnough||not out||28|
|Glynn Ballman||not out||8|
|TOTAL||138 for 8 (20 overs)|
|Rich Blagden||b Larkman||23|
|Charles Ryder||c Lakeman b Attwood||5|
|Ian Chalk||c Attwood b Lakeman||7|
|K Wilcockson||run out||24|
|Richard Hanniford||b J Gallagher||4|
|Ben Bennett||st Atwood b Ballman||36|
|Chris Hubbard||b Larkman||0|
|Si Cahill||b T Ballman||2|
|Jonathan Mark||b T Ballman||0|
|Kevin Johns||not out||2|
|TOTAL||113 all out (19.0 overs)|