Another glorious sunny day for the Gladiatorial annual cricket joust between the squash and tennis sections . Although squash enjoy a healthy lead in this one sided series , who knows what tennis might serve up this year !!
Nine aside turned out , setting up a 16 over match , with tennis winning the toss and putting squash into bat .
Squash , superbly prepared by capt Jacko were led off by County Junior Ted Parr who promptly despatched first ball off for 4 .
Hurrah ! Oops next ball he was bowled . Thankfully we had Geoff Dalton at the other end nervously wearing a hat that looked like a failed pancake , the seasoned campaigner led from the front and retired 25 not out ! . A stalwart innings from Tony H. pushed squash through to a respectable 113 for 3 at the close .
So , what could tennis muster up in response . Well Ted redeemed himself with 2 wickets , the Woody huffed and puffed , Neil L performed miracles behind the stumps , Geoff pulled off 2 great balls for dismissals , and finally Jacko tumbled 2 out as well . Tennis finished 34 all out !! one of the tennis showers best efforts , and ensured an early return to the bar .
All that remained was the annual visit down to Timpson’s for the usual engraving ceremony , thanks for all taking part , and Raymond for organising the tennis rabble.