Under grey skies and intermittent drizzle Methigion won the toss and elected to bat, beginning the match with eight players as team members hurried from clinics and battled air day traffic. After a poor start the middle order was bolstered by a good 36 from Farrar and 32 from Sarkar, a welcome new member who looks very promising. A flurry of quick 2’s and singles at the end by Gripper H and Widdison pushed the score to 122, better than we might have hoped. Scorer EFC was totally confused by the similarity in build and running manner between Widdison and young Gripper, a tribute to the athleticism of Widdison, the senior partner by some 20+ years.
Perran made a steady start but with a regular fall of wickets in the middle order they got behind the required run rate. Their tempo increased later in the innings and the finish looked pretty tight. We left the field for 5 minutes in a heavy shower but given the even balance of the result both teams were eager to complete the game so we returned in the twilight for the final few overs. A disciplined final over from Sarkar prevented Perran getting the winning runs and Methigion won by 2 runs.
A most enjoyable game and excellent result.