Cephalopods stop play…or at least they encouraged Giles to focus on the tea to come. Not since the great days of the Parry lobster extravaganzas, have we seen such an eclectic contribution to a Straggler tea. On a day favouring the bat – 526 runs scored for the loss of 11 wickets – half centuries were common currency (George, Jasper, Al, Patch and Bart), and wickets like gold dust. Of course, it took Jasper to provide the exception to prove the rule, as he took three quick wickets to cause only the briefest hiatus in Bart’s march to glory.
Thanks are due to all supporters with substantial quantities of food, drink and barbecues to round off an well fought game.