Quick thinking by local Twyford youngsters Alex Reidy and Tom Ducker allowed us to turn up to a straw coloured strip at Hunter Park The two, smartly observed the impending rain and dragged the covers onto the square just in time for a deluge of the wet stuff on Friday evening. Both clubs had agreed a 1.30pm start for our second in a row home game, allowing our opponents Silchester to arrive in good time.

Club captain, Moreland returned to his friendly toss up routine, explaining all the natural anomalies with our picturesque venue, sad to say the air temperature had plummeted 15 degrees from the previous Saturday.Toss won by Twyford and we were to bat.

The now “usual” opening pair of Smith and Bance entered the fray to face up against last years Regional 1 NE division champions. A good opening over from the quick left armer had us moving along nicely, sadly Bance fell chasing a wide long hop caught at cover point in the 2nd.

Reidy entered the fray and quickly despatched the tall Henwood out of the attack, smashing 3 boundaries in one over…..

Smith looked in pretty good touch with a couple of sumptious drives, but it was Reidy making the indentations in the bowling analysis. Reidy reached 50 with one or two little scares but hitting the ball well, as he always seems to. The drinks break was to curtail the game with a Westerly weather front hitting the ground at 3pm, which by the way, was not forecast by any of the UK’s wonderful news or weather channels.

The Silchester skipper seemed pretty happy to have the game called off with Twyford at a well place 109-2, however common sense was observed between the skippers and umpires. The ground was expertly put to bed for another day and we sneaked a quick pint in at the Phoenix. At time of writing (6.20pm) it is still raining, a good decision made by the senior umpire.

Twyford 109-2 (23ovs)

Match abandoned.


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