Cas Cricketers too strong for the Old Boys
Jun. 10, 2012
LS15 Old Boys Vs Cas Cricketers
This week saw the 3rd fixture of the 2012 season as Cas Cricketers attended the Fortress of Colton for the first time. The sky was as clouded as Belli's bedroom and weather looked like it may just play a part in the afternoons proceedings! Castleford won the toss and decided to bat and it looked a good start for the Leeds 15 men as the batting got off to a slow start.
Kinghorn and Atkinson had been recalled, Scouller unavailable due to his attendance at the 2012 Eurovision song contest and Hardwick chucking dice around on the minimum fifty pence tables in Vegas thinking he's some kind of Micky 4-fingered high rolling pimp.
With the opening duo of Steve and Steve halting the runs, an inspired captain change saw Galloway take the key wicket, and his 1st of the season! Described by him as "a ball that was just too slow". Bolthead came on to bowl and seemed slower than usual (wonder why?) but did a good job. Captain Stone took an extravagant diving catch in the deep off the bowling of Deg. Kinghorn was introduced and with deceivingly slow speed and great field placement, Deg took the catch to get another. Tight bowling by Stoney saw him capture his 2nd of the season. Coello came into the attack fired up after nearly having a fight with Galloway and Atkinson for not getting the updated score box information after 7 overs of asking!! Belli came on to close from one end, the scorer still calling bowlers name when it clearly stated "Bell 21" on his shirt! He took his first 2 wickets for the club with Matt almost killing himself in one ball to taking the catch the next. Matt closed off the innings taking his 3rd wicket of the season and creating a run out from his own bowling. Their innings over leaving a strong batting line up 152 to get.
In the changing room, several things we're questioned about Captain Stone: 1) his sexuality, 2) who had stolen his new LS15 kit and why did he have to stand naked with his 'rancid penis' in Galloway's face, and 3) his selections in the batting line up. After not being bothered to play yet this season whilst his loyal, courageous team mates struggled to scratch a team together, the Clubs worst dressed - Kinghorn returned to be rewarded with opening the batting. With Atkinson (who had had also missed matches) placed at 3, and Normington Snr opening AGAIN (last week also with Scouller who has also missed matches), loyal club statesmen such as Normington Jnr, Fans Favourite Deg and veteran Coello were left to fester in the lower order wandering whether they should sellout a few games to be pushed up the order.
So Nobby Snr and Kinghorn walked to the wicket to start off the innings. A steady start it was until Nobby was deceived by a slower ball and walked off with 15, leaving him 12 short to get to the milestone of 250 Club runs. Kinghorns' careful, Test match like innings was ended on 20, after 10 overs at the crease - some of the Club fans labelling Kinghorn the new Elliott Galloway. Steve A was dismissed cheaply for 1 and Belli struck a few lusty blows including a 6 leaving him joint top of the 2012 6's league with Matt. Matt joined Bolthead at the crease and a formidable partnership saw them edge closer to the total. Still needing 10 an over from the last 7, Bolthead was dismissed for 16 (Belli heckling him from the boundary "weak/with no upper body strength!") and that brought Captain Stoney away from his beloved kitchen and to the crease. Matt had just reached 25 and retired once more, leaving his average at a whopping 75 for the season! For the Leeds 15 men it seemed they would require an inspired captains performance to take them through to victory, but El Capitano's mind was obviously still on the potency of his South American sauce and he ended up losing his balance and being bowled. Once this occurred, the victory seemed too far for the tail-end to chase down the score. The men ending around 30 runs short of victory. Notable points being Stoney's 4 runs making him the first to reach the 300 run mark. Deg's 3 leaves him 2 runs short of becoming a half centurion, and with Bolthead needing 13 runs and Belli needing 12 to become half centurions, who will make it first, Beavis or Butthead?
The night was ended off with some top quality fajitas, the captains not so secretive secret. Some post match banter saw a good night ended off at the Fortress of Colton and thanks to the weather gods for manipulating the black cloud around our play.