Comfortable wins for the Sunday XI are few and far between. A bit like rocking horse manure, hens teeth or an Abbott temperance pledge, however that was the scenario on the
Perennial opponents Old Wyvernians were undoubtedly unlucky to run in to a team that was somewhat stronger than the norm thanks to late drop outs and the skipper
grabbing any one at the last minute who was either passing or was daft enough to leave their phone on. The visitors won the toss and chose to insert the home XI.
Dave Greenhalgh opened up and promptly laid waste to any notion that the wicket would be tricky for big shots by clubbing some lusty blows around the park as he raced to 65
before retiring himself, either to make a game of it or to allow normal colour to come back into his cheeks. Kibworth were cruising at 100 for 1 and thoughts of further swift progress and perhaps an early declaration began to permeate. It would however not be the
Legends XI without a mid-innings wobble, well to be blunt this was the sort of collapse that would only be bettered by an epic silicone failure on a Page Three photo shoot. 100 for 1 became 140 odd for 5, 150 odd for 8 and finally 198 all out when Kean Folley
was castled by the diminutive Lewis Scott from the Pylon end. Ever the
gentleman though the skipper walked up to his pint sized tormenter and
shook his hand before walking back to the pavilion for tea. A tea notable for the considerable efforts of Harry Miller to construction a Mr. Kipling sponsored tower on his plate before demolishing said construction in a manner that Fred Dibnah would have
After tea ‘Old Wyvs’ soon found themselves in a whole host of trouble at 15 for 5 in reply, Bradders mixing up the unplayable with the more entertaining before he was
diplomatically withdrawn. Harry showed few signs of his calorific Olympics but didn’t quite secure the same level of success and there was still time for some nagging medium pace from Badri and Sam Pounds and The Bard, both on tweaking duty, to secure a couple
of victims a piece before the close of proceedings in the 25th over with the Old Wyvs still over 100 adrift.
All good fun it has to be said and good for the spirits too ahead of the first road trip of the season to Huncote next weekend. Tally ho sports fans!