5 Aug – 3rd XI v Normandy

Courtsey of Vik Rathore.

Sunbury lost the toss and were stuck in to bat, Ali Hussain and Linky Sharma bringing up a 50 run partnership which was not continued with Ali getting caught at cow.  Linky was then dismissed next over bringing Vik Rathore to the crease. Sunbury were then 59-4 with Aaryan Pillai and Jacob Amyatt-Leir giving their wickets cheaply.  This left Rathore and Matt Richardson to pick up the pieces getting Sunbury to around 150 for 4, then Rathore starts batting like ball-bags after bringing up an astonishing 50, but was then stumped for 70. Richardson departed trying to punch his nan over mid wicket for 34 bringing the fastest bowler known to man Shirsh Bedi who is in impeccable form with the bat. The tail wagged but we were bowled out for 233 with 6 overs to spare, Shirsh ending up 23*.

Normandy came in to bat after tea, but batting like Shirsh Bedi and not getting it off the square. Mani Bains and Matt Richardson opened the bowling. Richardson as usual got pongoed a little but then found the edge to the next Alistair Cook named Mani the Elephant. Next over brought Mani taking two wickets bowled middle stump also having the opportunity for a hat-trick. His next two overs brought 3 wickets giving him figures of 5-26. Richardson kept bowling like ball-bags and got another wicket but was taken off bringing Jacob Amyatt-Leir (the next Dale Steyn) to start his spell.  Shirsh got 1 wicket the other end and then had a dropped catch resulting in a run out to secure victory by 153 runs, bowling out Normandy for 80.

Anyway, all to say is Shirsh Bedi is a serious bowler and that Rathore bats like Ghandhi.

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