Nightmare on Penn Street Part II

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Nightmare on Penn Street Part II
Nightmare on Penn Street Part II

Having seen off the mighty Penn St in Part I of this epic, beating them at T20, the Javerners squared up to the boys in white on Sunday 7th July at the Coleshill amphitheatre. And what a battalion of batsmen the away team brought with them.

Winning the toss, Penn St put themselves in and their formidable line up looked set for a big one, setting off like a fox being chased by Jeremy Hunt. However, the wily efforts of all the Javs bowlers, backed up by some semi-athletic fielding, drew their fire and restricted them to 182 all out.

Special mention here to Chris Deste, Charlie Yolland and Will Barton for taking 2 wickets each. Barton was unplayable. Literally.

Not without a star or two themselves and despite eating heartily at tea, the Javs began their innings with a swagger, with Jack Simpson following his previous week’s 82 with a rapid 42. Hungin S hit 6 fours in his total of 26 (perhaps to avoid running) and the Javs were cruising.

Without dwelling on the remainder of the innings, suffice to say that there was a clatter of wickets loud enough to awaken some of the crowd from their wine-sodden slumbers and the Javs fell for 142, 39 runs short. The notable exception was Yolland C, with a valiant 41 not out. A skipper’s innings. What a man.

Other points of note:

Hungin J’s 18th birthday celebrations on the eve of the match may have contributed to the widespread failure to get out of 2nd gear. Never-the-less, Happy Birthday Jamie.

Matty B had a golden duck- but he was partying the previous night. See above.

Both teams will move to the Penn St Oval for the third and final part of the trilogy.



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