A lovely sunny and very hot day for our first home fixture
Things started well when I complained about only 10 men turning up and then remembered I should have picked up Jack Surtees
Whilst I chased around the village (the wife had already sorted out the pick up unknown to me and I had forgotten my phone) Collo won the toss and put us in to bat.
My captaining then got worse as I announced I would open with Charlie Wand and then completely cobbled up the batting order.
In the meantime Charlie was doing well at the other end, and was unfortunate to get the thinnnest of inside edges to be caught behind.
Rob Turner followed shortly afterwards and in came Phil Zdanowski. After a few scares Phil stuck in there and held an end down, whilst first I then James Pritchet played across the line to a straight one.
Collo went in and looked good scoring a few fours (only one in the score book?) and then misjudged one to be bowled off his pads.
Paul Orgill showed the Saturday seconds what he had bben doing int he Sunday seconds, with a good eye and determination but again fell to a staight on on his bats.
Bast of the bunch was Harry Napier who shaped up properly, having decided to put himself in at 8 and should have been a little higher.
He stayed put while first Bryan Butler, Jack Surtees and Staurt Balck made brief cameos.
Sadly we didn't get as many as we could have done, on a track that deserved a higher score.
Tea followed a bit too quickly and then we were out in the field and things started to improve.
Phil Z did a good job holding up one end and Harry Napier showed what a maturing bowler he was getting a wicket off his second over.
James Pritchett took Phil Z's place and struck very quickly with a nice straight one which gave the umpire no problem in the lbw decision he was asked for.
Finally Jack Surtees joined in and took a wicket but it was a bit too late by then as our small score had been quickly over taken.
Much to be pleased about today and the juniors did well and showed good solid skills which will be easily built upon.
This is Sky Sports Jones, Satuday Seconds, FIskerton.