Leeds 15 Old Boys
Aug. 1, 2012
West Yorkshire 20/20 Sporting Trophy
3-4 Place Playoff
Orange CC Vs Leeds 15 CC
Wakefield Girls High School
11:00, Sunday 22nd July 2012
Elliot ‘the Truth’ Galloteef
After another disappointing defeat against the Highwaymen CC in the first game
of the Season (West Yorkshire 20/20 Sporting Trophy Semi-Final), the Old Boys
turned out on a blustery Sunday morning to take on Orange CC in the third place
playoff on finals day at Wakefield Girls School. The integrity of the game was in
question from the start as stand-in Captain Steve Atkinson found out that we only
had ten players to field as Pete Coello "couldn't be arsed" to find another player after
Kelly bottled out on the morning of the game with the worst excuse ever "I forgot I
had something to do". Added to this, Orange CC only managed to summon 9 players
Having won the toss, PC Atkinson elected to bat. Stuart Normington opened with
Brother Steven and they got things off to a positive start; Stu playing very clearly for
his average and Ste trying to destroy every ball that the opposition bowled. It was
going well for both brothers until Selfish Stu didn't fancy taking on an easy quick
single, sent his younger sibling back and poor Ste, Selfless Ste, Hard-done-by Ste,
was run out for 9.
In came Deg next, he was quickly run out by Scumbag Stu for a duck. What a
Captain Atkinson was in next and soon had to make his way back to the pavilion
for 2 after being caught off the toe of his bat for 2. The fact he was in for less than 2
overs didn't preclude him from the attentions of Savage Stu, who attempted to run
him out as well by middling a defensive push back to the bowler then calling for one.
Luckily Steve has too much experience to fall victim to Stupid Stu and he was denied
his third victim in a row.
After a mini-collapse of sorts, Pete came in next and steadied the ship with a series
of singles, quick twos and a flashing boundary to keep the Old Boys ticking over.
He eventually fell for 13 caught and bowled continuing his luckless season with the
bat. There were glimpses of his form from recent seasons here though and I sense
a return to the runs for Pete in the remainder of the season.
Kinghorn next, he's slow and selfish and a bit like Sh*tbag Stu, also he stank of
booze from being out the previous night and looks like a tramp. How he got 12, I do
not know but he quickly ran himself out like a chump.
Parker came in next, he's a proper cricketer and I thought he was going to get 25,
especially after he hit the game's first maximum.
However he was bowled for 13, another one getting in then getting out for the OB.
Mini Bean in next soon followed by Whitey, both of them did well and Whitey
continued his run of a four from his first ball faced by smacking it to the rope on the
off side. They picked up the rate at the end and left the Old Boys with a total of 109.
The East Leeds youth Brigade; Parker, Mini-Bean and Diamond White rescuing a
collapsing LS15 and finishing with a respectable and defendable total, well done
Some good teas at the break, everyone was thankful Stoney wasn't there. Awful
So the OB took to the field. A poor first over from Ste Norm who was probably still
annoyed about his own flesh and blood, Sellout Stu, running him out earlier. Parker
came in next and bowled some steady away stuff that took a wicket for next to no
runs. This started a spell of overs where the OB bowlers were tight and the Orange
batsmen struggled. Highlights included: -
Ste Norm taking a catch off a no-ball and losing his rag like a little child, probably
been taking sportsmanship lessons from his older brother, Saddo Stu. He
channelled his rage well though and bowled a much better second over, taking a
wicket as he hunts down the bowling prize for the year. Deg taking two wickets in
a row off his last two allotted balls and thus being on a hat trick the next time he
dons the whites. Surprising Stu bowling and it not being all that bad. He even took
a wicket. Elliott bravely bowled an over whilst injured, in obvious pain on what was
later diagnosed after x-ray as a broken leg. Hero. Kinghorn showed why he is a
better keeper than Silly Stu with a sharp stumping.
In conclusion, we won easily by 52 runs and Stoney was not missed.
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