Whilst the sun shone in Penzance and old folk were having heat stroke in East Anglia, sweater clad Methigions were put in to bat under grey skies and a stiff breeze at Trengilly. The Further Friars have had an influx of youthful blood for which Methigion was sadly no match. We were quite a few Methigions short of a full team and had it not been for two of our guests we would have posted a very paltry score. We managed to creep to 104 all out off 36 overs despite some hostile bowling from young Friars. Van Lingen was the top scoring Methigion with 9 runs.
As a reward for his trouble Van Lingen opened the bowling and was not allowed to stop until he had bowled 13 consecutive overs. An excellent and very economical spell cruelly unrewarded with a number of near misses and dropped catches. For bowlers the scorebook never tells the full story. The Friars had a middle order collapse between 70 and 80 giving Methigion a brief scent of possible victory, but they had depth and quality in their team and passed 104 after 29 overs for the loss of 6 wickets.
It was good to welcome Ashish Patwardhan who proved to be a wily left arm spinner and a batsman with potential. We look forward to him becoming a regular.
The traditional BBQ after the game was a great success.