Chairman's Blog

Looking pretty loose from the long walk at the end of each over from fine leg to mid off and back, the Boulanger forced himself into contention as first change bowler at Wellesley House. Not quite so loose it turned out, as his first ball pitched very close to the delivery stride, well within his half of the wicket. Just as his supportive fielders collapsed with mirth, the ball reached the batsman, who made ferocious contact and very nearly cut Blob in half. It went down in the book as a chance.

Significantly more unusual was he sight of the new Straggler night watchman (and it has taken the club 64 years to find one), Hamish Morrison, settling into the role. Of the 39 runs scored in four overs before a rainy tea, Hamish had scored a miserly 6; but that is what night watchmen do, drop anchor and block, while free scoring batsmen make hay at the other end.