The 100% record in the mining league has unfortunately been dented somewhat.
Methigion batted first last night in conditions that were conducive to swing, something the opening Mt Hawke attack managed to exploit to good advantage.
Davis and Stead opened the batting but unfortunately the twang of hamstrings being pulled was heard in the first over (or at least the yelp that went with it). That mean’t one of two choices for Davis – ensure every scoring shot went to the boundary or wear out his runner. Fortunately for Farrar, the first choice was employed to good effect for a few entertaining overs, as the scoring tightened up at a similar rate to his hamstring afterwards.
Arumugam and Cooper pitched in with some welcome runs but the Mt Hawke bowling was tight, leaving us on 89-8 off 20. (Davis 20, Cooper 14, Arumugam 12)
The Mount Hawke reply nearly got off to the perfect start for Methigion. The first ball was spooned straight to square leg to the cries of “Oh B*!@**ks!” from the opening batsman. In true Methigion style however it was not to be – in fact that turned out to be our only chance and the batsman in question went on to make a half century in a 10 wicket victory for the away team. The pick of the Methigion bowler’s was ffrench-Constant with 0-20 from 4 overs.
Still, at least we still have a 50% record in the league – there is however always next week to sort that out!