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Cricket Season

ONE from ONE.

Awesome start to the season!



The Braidwood boys have had it over us in the past. There was some fear in the Bungendore camp that we could not beat them. We had some new blood in our team who looked good in the nets but could they perform on centre stage? Could the old boys make it through the game without getting injured? Would all the tinnies be drunk by lunch?

We lost the toss. Was this the start of a bad day!

Braidwood batted first, and Boon and Adam Clarke got off to a cracker!

4 overs gone and they had 49 runs ticked off, and the sex and sizzle that the Bungendore Royals had brought with them was looking very unattractive. Then Paul bowled Boon for 44. Scratcher bowled Adam Clarke for 45, and life was coming back to the Royals.

Rick got 2 cheap wickets, Stuart bowled awesome in his second spell, and although 222 was a big score to chase after lunch, on a small oval and a solid batting line-up; the score was achievable!

Scratcher and Frank opened well and got the runs ticking over from the get-go. Scratcher got 24 runs, Frank, Sandy and Rick all started but couldn’t get a decent score. Paul Opray batted like a little master. He retired on 53, played some fantastic shots, and turned the game around in the first over after drinks. His stroke play was amazing to watch and combined with a 50 from Hobba and a 35 from new-boy-Stuart, we won the match and brought the VB Cup back home!

We lost the boat race! More practice in beer drinking is needed, and I know the best place to do that! Paul was awarded the man of the match – a well deserved award!

Tash was the designated bus driver – thank god! She was the only one off the drink and had any common sense when the bus returned. Thanks for getting the boys to and from Braidwood safely Tash. I think you have given yourself a job!!

Next week we play the RUC Club at home. Lets do it again!

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