Chairman's Blog

Potential champagne moments a plenty in the now regular inter-Straggler fixture, even if the tight finish was not achieved. Benny Smallwood, bowling at the death, demonstrated all the competitive aplomb of the Smallwoods, inducing a massive heave from Billy to notch up his first Straggler wicket. That was followed by Graham tearing the heart out of the chase, with George, Jack and Al sent back to the hutch in short order, the first hat trick since 2010. And just as it seemed it would all end early as a bit of a damp squib, along came Toby and Owen to set a new record for the seventh wicket, carving 115 from not many balls.