Nocton v Blankney, September 10th 2017
Last Sunday the village cricket club played against Blankney on a squally and very wet afternoon. Nocton could only get 9 players to start the game but Miles Lynch came along as quickly as he could – and took a wicket with his first ball!
A study in concentration – Miles Lynch
prepares for another attacking shot
Same concentration but Miles
gave the ball more of a clatter
|Another attacking stroke for 4|
Heavy drizzle lashed the pitch at 45 degrees (this was not the temperature – it was the angle of the rain in a fierce wind) to remind us why we rarely play cricket in September. Dylan Garfoot and Mikey opened the batting and got the team off to a great start making 50 in quick time. When Dylan was out clean bowled for 26 – and very annoyed with himself, even though it was a good ball – it brought Miles to the crease and the free scoring continued.
|Mikey Atkinson in fine form again with the bat|
|A pull to the boundary on the way to his 68|
|A typical Mikey attacking shot on the offside|
Report and photos courtesy of Jonathan Sides - many thanks