Result: Practice game
The 8 Blues and 6 Shacklefordians shared resources and had a great afternoon practice match
Before tea it was an everyone bat and bowl match rotating round the field - 3 overs per bowler and 5 overs per batsman and Paul umpiring and scoring
Youcef, Das & Zahid looked the most in form with the bat while Glenn and Alistair (ruled up over the winter and bowling fast) with the ball showed their class.
Youcef who runs a cricket players recruitment business had introduced Jo who was awarded his Blues Cap and performed to the high standards you would expect from a debutante - knowing where the fielding places were, battling and bowling in his first match!
After a very good tea we had a 7 a side 8 ball 6 over match
My team reached 49 with great shots from Alistair leading the way
In reply the opposition XI containing Ian, Youcef, Glenn & Zahid found their pedigree and reached the total in the penultimate over leaving me to bowl out the last over for 2 wickets.
A great day and we have Shackleford 2 match on 17 June when they would be interested in an earlier start and a BBQ
On to Shamley Green next Sunday 20 May and Guy will circulate selection news shortly