A right royal disaster!
Preston Park, Wembley, 1/6/2019
Queensbury won by 12 runs
Queensbury: 144 [Tilak 53, D.Gower 5-24]
Strongroom: 130 [Ryan 4-27]
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Basically. We lost a game we should have won.
Preston park, municipal surface, patches of bare earth in amongst grass
3 x debutants in Strongroom’s team.
...and...the return of Mitch Nicholson!
DP lost toss.
This was DP 100th game as skipper!
Nice and hot day 26c.
We bowled first.
Sensational start - we had them 4-4!
David Gower took first ever 5-fer (5-24), and he’s 50 next week! He bowled really well.
Ben was also really good, a nice action, off-breaks.
Ankit bowled some really nice left-arm, plenty of guile.
David G dropped a hard chance of Tilak, an he was never going to be given LBW...but finally his innings was relented off a DG pea shooter! Tilak played very well on a capricious surface.
Debutants George and Ben fielded very well.
141 was a good total considering their start, but we let them get too many.
Lots of baps, egg and tomato, cheese and chutney, somewhat bizarrely consumed in a nursery school room with brightly coloured plastic plates and beakers.
DP had 7 baps. Incredible eating behaviour.
Shocking start - Gwyn Jones...yorked by the relentlessly attacking Ryan (4-27).
Mitch creamed 35, but then offered one to slip.
As did Ben...
49-5...in a mess.
JG and Ankit (32) steadied with a 41 partnership, til JG holed out off Jono.
Then DP and Grant played well...till finally Ryan bowled Grant, and DP fell to Tilak, and we were 12 runs short.
This was a VERY frustrating defeat!
We play them again at the woods in July.
We went to the windermere pub to watch first half of liverpool vs spurs, and had a good beer garden chat with the oppo.
Written By: J.Gower