ROMANY CC MATCH REPORT V.YAPHAM Sun 2nd July 2017
BY Nick Hawkins (having been asked to write it on behalf of Howard Elgot-fellow elderly Barrister of this parish-as he had a v.busy week coming up with a tricky trial starting on Mon)
Not sure how many RCC matches featured Romany needing 6 to win off 2 balls and returning veteran El Presidente Hockin then trying to flick last ball over keeper’s head Jos Buttler style, but…
We all had a great time-team was a mixture of senior players – in addition to the President, Judge John Walford also returned, bowled craftily and gave us every chance with the bat, as did Matt Knight skippering, your scribe, Bowen, Elgot, Steve Hardy, welcome guest from Scotton CC, (via recent Barbados tour connections…) agile keeper and good bat, but we had fielded and bowled well including a direct hit run-out by said Elgot, and wicket first ball for your humble scribe, and restricted a good largely young and fit Yapham side to 193-7. New Barrister player Dan (new colleague in Chambers of Howard’s) sadly pulled hamstring in field but is nevertheless most welcome to Romany.
That we got close-188-9- was down to 3 younger players – two, Tom Egerton and Charlie Lloyd, (also from Scotton) I’m delighted to report enjoyed “The Romany experience” so much they have immediately volunteered to play regularly for us, starting this coming Sun-they bowl quickly, field superbly and bat well-brilliant club recruits-and our third star who has played well for us many times, Danny Fitzpatrick, who made well over 50 and got us very close indeed, out to penultimate ball trying to hit winning 6…
Yapham always make us most welcome and their new pavilion/clubhouse is great. Thanks also to Mike Bosomworth for support and umpiring!
Lovely weather, great fun had by all!
2nd July 2017