Brockley, generously sponsored by A14 tyres, travelled to Bury for the penultimate game of a thoroughly enjoyable season for a match that would not have huge significance, in league position terms at least, for either side.
Bury batted first which may have been as a result of winning the toss. Which tells you everything you need to know about the research involved in this report.
The Bury innings progressed serenely enough : a reasonable number of boundaries including some impressive sixes mixed up with a steady stream of wickets.
Plumb top scored (and captained?) the home side with about 30 odd before a fine catch from Crouch saw him off.
Such wonders in the field eluded many others most notably Sykes ( who joins the triumvirate of Meekings (D), Hill (S) and Beeton (Chesney) in the Brockley Hall of Not Catching Fame.
Despite this lack of support, Boor was yet again able to take at least three wickets and Julio Jefferies picked up the gloves – unlike Sykes – as tho he had never dropped them.
The other highlight was deputising captain Geeves , he may or may not hve won the toss but when a Bury batsman was correctly given run out having collided with his own player, Geeves decided to follow the principles of fair play rather than the laws of the game and call him back. An action not often seen.
At the end of the Brockley innings it rained. And rained some more. This was actually quite fortunate as it meant the game was called off in time for the Brockley team to thank the umpires , buy them the customary drink (a simple rule : win, lose or draw – always buy the umpires a drink: it’s just the right thing to do) and get down the road to watch the last twenty overs of the seconds playing at Nowton.