Ladock vs. St Minver 1st XI – 23 August 2014

Match Result: St Minver won.

Our regular sports correspondent Jack Barton is away on assignment so trainee umpire/scoreboard number-stacker Dennis Brown is filling in.

Captain Rob Hawken once again looked after his averages and lost the toss (that’s quite a record now). Ladock put us in to bat.

Having recruited the Flash (along with Barton junior) from the seconds Steve Hawke was sent in with Ben Hawken. Flash knocked up a quick 34 then made way for our import, Warwick A., who blazed a quick 50+ before holing out on the boundary.

Meanwhile young Hawken was plodding away at the other end, always on the lookout for the opportunity to reverse-sweep. He proved that his bat does indeed have a middle although it wasn’t there when he hit straight back over the bowler’s head and was caught just short of the rope on exactly 100.

A well-rounded batting performance gave St Minver 241 which seemed like enough.

The opening bowlers struggled a little (mostly the youthful Dennis Brown) but after the quietest appeal in the history of cricket resulted in Jake Grubb taking out the Ladock danger man (he was plumb, of course) the wickets started to fall at reasonably regular intervals.

Warwick again proved to be the best of the bowlers with another 5 beside his name.

Maximum points go to St Minver who are looking secure in second place in the league and hoping that Luckett will slip up sometime in the last three games.