One you lose, one you win
Because, why yessir, sometimes you really hand the match over… It’s not about them others winning, it’s rather you crumbling to pieces for absolutely no reason at all. Collapse is a good word for it, too. And there are no excuses to be made but we won’t be fooled again. Other points could be made but I’ll keep them under the lid.
To wrap it up, we lost the Challenge game rather horribly. Period. When you bat first and lose all your wickets before the drinks break, there’s only “ouch” that can describe it politely! The word, after the match, is that you learn something every day. We learned a lot. We’ll remember.
That also meant we had time to play a twenty overs game. We definitely refocused our intent. Nasim bowled his 4 overs in a row while others were rotated at the other end. Wickets kept falling in regular succession, so Nantes were 91/9 after their 20 overs (and we gave too many extras). Best bowling by Gurdeep with 3 wickets for 14 runs. 92 to win, meaning under 5 per over to win; no pressure to hit out; time to leave dot balls.
It was wrapped up in 14 overs, Abdullah hitting a winning 6. Credits to our youngsters for showing more fortitude in this second match.
So plenty to work on at practice, which is always good. Progress is made by learning from your mistakes.
Next match, Sunday 5 vs Thoiry.