It must have been a long season, and the end can’t come soon enough .The skipper announces on the eve of the game that he’s going to drive as far he can, well Italy anyway, leaving me with 9 players. As events unfold St Erme only have 9 too, and a 16 over 9 a side contest takes some beating at the this time of year. Methigion are offered the chance to bat, well what would you do? Things progress pretty well until Violaris (11) departs as umpire Aru suffers from a bout of ‘Gripper finger’. Farrar ( 17 ) after collapsing with more hamstring issues manages to bat on with Stableforth ( 18 ) . A late flurry from Hutton ( 11*) , sees Methigion to 98 0ff their 16 overs.
A victory looked on after Violaris ( 3-1-12-2) produced a fine opening spell combined with the St Erme number 3 retiring hurt with a hamstring injury.However some of their young talent took control and saw the home to victory for the loss of 5 wickets.
So we defeated the late August gathering gloom, and headed to the bar for sausage and chips.