LEAMINGTON LEMMINGS 273 for 4
TEMPLE GARFTON 174 all out
TGCC LOST BY 99 RUNS
It’s a rare thing crediting Thompson with foresight, good judgement and perspicacity, but on Sunday he chose wisely to park himself on a bench with a dozen bottles of beer rather than volunteer for the starting eleven. Toss lost and on a warm, muggy afternoon TG trudged out to field. And not a lot of good came from the next few hours. At 83 for 2 at the 20 over stage it was still competitive, with two wickets for a very lively Pedley. Another 190 off the last 20 speaks for itself as everything and everyone, at some point or other (with the exceptions of Onens 8-0-26 and most of what Ben Ashfield bowled) was flogged. 273 for 4 and out of sight.
A robust tea later and a somewhat inevitable disintegration. Onens again starred with a typically pugnacious 40 as wickets lost caught up with Thompson’s bottle consumption. Apart from Pedley’s contribution at three, only the 8,9,10 tail wagged – the Farrows scoring 49 between them (one run in favour of the elder) and Young 18 – I suppose suggesting an inept choice of batting order. 174 all out in the 38th and a not unenjoyable afternoon, but a wholly uncompetitive one.