Against his old team mates, Luke Spence bludgeoned an unbeaten 143 setting a new Sunday Team record this Sunday.
It was our final fixture of the 2014 friendly season and it turned out to be one of the best matches of the season with a fine display of batting from Luke.
Put into bat by Fleckney the opening pairing of Luke Spence and Naim Dave looked to be going well until Luke developed a stammer and coudln’t find the right words for “No Run” leaving Naim stranded in the middle and easily run out… Enter Zain Khan, who after some nice inital shots was dismissed LBW leaving us 50-2.. which became 50-3 the next Ball when Hassan Jaffri was bowled a Jaffer and edged it to the keeper on his first ball… Enter Kieran Wordsworth to save the innings facing a hatrick ball… He wasn;t out on the hattrick ball but it wasn;t long before he too was out as he was caught early on and now we were staring down the barrel at about 60/4. However we had plenty of overs remaining and sibling rivalry took over with Callum Wordsworth recovering the innings with a fine knock of 45. A handy unbroken partnership of 70 between Luke and the Skipper at the end of the innings steering us to 241/7 with Luke unbeaten on 143.
Due to the ECB event the Sunday crew were kept away from the over 50’s as they were having a nap in the main clubhouse after their 7 course meal. So the golf cart was used and Tea was delivered to the second pitch and A relaxed outdoor Tea was taken.
Fleckney began what seemed like an impossible run chase… However they got off to a good start but in the end with wickets beginning to fall they fell 20 runs short of the target ensuring that we signed off the season with a deserved victory and a Jug from Spence.
I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in the Sunday teams this year. It’s an important part of the club culture and a useful stage for those looking for time in the middle and some much needed experience for some of our younger players. I hope everyone who has played this year has enjoyed it as much as I have and everyone feels like they’ve “had a game” at the end of each match – That’s been my aim – Thats me signing off for the 2014 season now….