Highgat`e Wood, 8/22/2020
Strongroom won by 9 wickets
Strongroom: 102-1 [G.Jones 62*]
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A moody weather day featuring rapidly-moving clouds, a strong side-wind, spring showers and watery sunshine interspersed with moments of turgid, foreboding darkness. In the absence of DP, I lost the toss, and apart from Vinod and Shri, the Lankians pretty much folded for a total of 99 in 32 overs . This was disappointing, as the weather and conditions were good for an extended afternoon of cricket. Of our bowling, Dave G bowled well to the left-handers, Ankat and Mario both bowled lovely left-armer lines, and newbies Fenil and Ron both impressed. Vinay did a very decent job with the keepers gloves on (and a very fetching bright white shirt), in particular to the variations of Riaz. We fielded pretty well and all catching opportunities were taken.
We chased down 100 with no real alarm, inside 18 overs, and just lost Paul to one that zipped away late off a good length. Gwyn (62*) added yet another half-century to his expanding Strongroom collection, and demonstrated the benefits of getting a good stride in, on a surface that was generally keeping low. Vinay was a good foil, with some nice wristy strokes in his fluent, unbeaten 22. However, this was a somewhat flat game in that it was not much of a contest, and it was all over by 4:30pm.
Written By: J.Gower