The first team faced a tricky looking fixture against Kegworth, who had toppled Harborough the previous week. A couple of changes in the KCC team saw “Cuth” recalled for the Tour De France trainee, Biffa and with Aamir and Cobby in the line up we looked a strong unit.
Fielding first the boys never let Kegworth off the hook and they were restricted to 150 all out off 45.4 overs with Drives celebrating Emma’s new car with 3/31, Cobby taking 2/21 and Bash proving that there are reasons to pick him in spite of his historic “Pulp Fiction” hair (see picture)
The 2’s returned from Thorpe Arnold with a big winning draw on the back of another good performance from Asif with the bat and a 50 from Fido showing that Terrace the previous weekend was truly out of his system. The hosts finished on 136/6 in response to the boys 211 and 18 points were safely brought home.
The 3’s bagged a full house of 30 points after totalling 255/3 declared from 46 overs against Rushton. Unusually Greeno led from the front with a gross 84 (finished with net 64 courtesy of not leading well in the field), and the returning fit again Dips weighed in with 41, Bhav 57 and Bale the Bush Ranger shot back to form with 46
In response the hosts were dismissed for 165 with young guns Oliver Lodge 2/31 and star man, the irrepressible Jonny Butler weighing in with 5/34 to add the yellow cap to his wardrobe for a week (pictured at top of article)
The 4’s were once again captained by part time weather man Bouch, who elected to field as rain was set in for the afternoon apparently……as the heatwave continued a rather inept bowling performance in the 2nd half of the innings allowed Lutterworth to post 203/6….an unlikely score given that they were 40/2 at halfway.
Bouch tried 6 bowlers and himself to stem the flow but only Chris Carson emerged intact with 3/31 from his 11 overs.
Any panic at tea was quickly dispelled as John Pounds unleashed a barrage of boundaries on his way to 46 from 21 balls whilst brother Dave “scratched around” at the other end and was dropped 3 times (Johns words!). There was a chortle on the boundary as Mrs Jones remarked that John was starting to look “a lot like his brother” as Dave took guard!
After JPs departure a little cameo from Miami paved the way for the carnage which was to ensue as Newbs strode to the wicket, eager to put the record straight after his recent duck in his last appearance for the 4’s. He unleashed a collection of boundaries which was a great endorsement for Cobby’s bat manufacturer as the ball was dispatched in the direction of Smeeton and the electricity pylon with equal timing and power. Poundsy eventually got into his stride and finished unbeaten on 67/3, but the last word went to Newbs who delighted the watching Mika by finishing with a straight 6 as 204/2 were racked up off 28 overs, and Lutterworth were put out of their misery!