Buona sera a tutti!
Greetings from Italy where the weather is far worse than at home!
More of a round up this week than the full match report for two reasons – first, I wasn’t at Sunday’s game and secondly, I’m still on holiday and the Wi-Fi here is about as reliable as my batting!
Mount vs Brentwood Victorians – Match Report
Once again an extraordinary performance from the Mount to beat Brentwood Victorians on Sunday. Whilst I am unable to provide a full match report, the figures for the game speak for themselves.
Brentwood Vic posted 278-3 off their 35 overs. A huge total that included a quite astonishing innings from their No. 4 who made 155 off just 72 balls with 14 sixes and 14 fours! Unsurprisingly, our bowlers took quite a bashing but debutant Paul McKeown and Justin Montellier took a wicket each as did the evergreen Bob Palmer. Bob’s figures of 1/33 proving to be remarkably economical on a day for the batsman.
A target of 279 looked daunting with a required run rate of a whisker under 8 per over, however, this Mount side rose to the task. All those to bat contributed but the star performers were Steve Johnson, batting at 3 who made his maiden century for the club and kept us in the hunt throughout, and Vijay Valayaveettil who made his first 50 for the club (55no) to see us home with 3 balls to spare. Great to see Josh Frankel getting among the runs and a solid performance from Will Green helping Vijay see us home. The youth policy seems to be working! Another amazing day with 557 runs scored in total and the unbeaten run continues. Well done to Captain Dave Summers and all the team for a fantastic result and again, particular congratulations to Steve and Vijay.
President’s XI - Sunday 1st July – 1300 Start
The following have been selected for Sunday’s fixture against President Jackson’s men:
- W. Foley (c)
- D. Summers
- T. Duffin
- J. Montellier
- I. Frankel
- G. Williams
- R. Green (w)
- W. Green
- S. Johnson
- V. Vayalveettil
- P. McKeown
Players to meet at the ACG at 1215.
As always family, friends and supporters are most welcome for one of the feature matches of the season.
Following Sunday’s game, we have 2 games before the tour. These are as follows:
- Friday 6th July, 1815 – Great Wakering - Away – T20
- Sunday 15th July 1300 - St Aidan’s – Home 35/40 overs
We are still short of players for both of these, so please let me know if you are available asap.
Finally, for the 15th July fixture we require someone to take care of the tea arrangements – if you are able to do so, please get in touch.
That’s all for now – Hope to see you on Sunday.