Legends V Laughton And Mowsley
With the lovely Laughton and
Mowsley ground sadly only fit for a remake of ‘The Hunt For Red October’
this annual fixture was moved to the altogether more modern and
functional Fleckney Road. In another reversal of the
norm Kibworth sauntered to a comfortable win in a hugely enjoyable, if
Batting first Kibworth looked to
be heading towards a healthy total. Ian Blunt showed that names can be
indeed be misleading with some crunching off side swipes from his blade
after the unfortunate Sam Pole had fallen
to a sharp chance in the gully. Unfortunately in a theme that would
run through the entire first half of the game batters got in and then
got out. Once again then with plenty of overs to go numbers 7 and 8 were
at the crease trying to eat up time and nudge
the score into the healthier end of three figures.
Now, when it comes to flamboyant
batting perhaps the club sec and The Bard aren’t exactly where you
would first look although it took rare skill for those two club
stalwarts to consistently find the fielders. Undeterred
Blebs began swatting with unlikely aggression before mistaking the
‘Moobmeister’ wordsmith for someone who could actually undertake a quick
single and was run out by the length of the pitch. Enter Kean Folley
to show how shot making should be done and Kibworth
finished on 152 for 8.
Kibworth in the field were
pretty damn good. Joel Juvvanpodi posed just as many problems for the
batters with his left arm bowling as his surname does for any scorers in
the county by conceding only 10 from his allotted
8 overs. Lee Butler exchanged his normal tweakers for some seam up
fireworks, Sam Pounds bowled a bit of both varieties without any
deserved success and Scott Hamilton wobbled a few down in promising
fashion. The real star of the show though was Ollie Lodge
behind the stumps who showed considerable bravery and no little skill
to stand up to all bowling in convincing style and make a really tidy
job of it.
The final analysis showed that
Kibworth had won by 42 runs which was a satisfactory result on a day
when the scores were low but the laughs and entertainment were high.
Pole, Blunt, Hamilton, Butler L, Lodge O (Wkt), Pounds S, Jennings, Bleby, Folley (Capt), Juvvanapodi.