A new team picked up at short notice – a mixture of Sunday friendly players with a few first teamers thrown in.

Ground was nice (but noisy near the A10)

Pitch was a good batting wicket. And the field was HUGE (pity those fielding on the boundary)

Ciaran won the toss and put the opposition into bat.

Their first 3 bats scored 59,34,45 and at one stage a large total was in the reckoning.

But some tight bowling from Andrew, Alasdair (newbie from the Vets college) and Prasad plus some
excellent Leg spin from Luke (another new face) restricted their innings to 178 for 6.

Pink cap went to Bob (Justice really after last weeks two Murders by runout)

After a great tea we set about chasing the runs down.

At this point reality departs and we find ourselves in a parallel Universe as normally totals of 178 are a challenge for Ivanhoe.

An opening partnership of 107 from Luke and Phil.K (23 including 1 magnificent 6) put the result beyond doubt. After Phil and Steve departed it was left
to Alasdair (13*) and Luke to win the match with 12 overs to spare.

Luke ended not out on 127 (22 Fours + 1 Eight!!) – a truly excellent knock.

We celebrated in good style at the oppo’s clubhouse.

Verdict – Lets play these guys again!!!

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