WhatsApp was all-a-meteorological-twitter ahead of this clash, as Blades from all over Hampshire gave their reports of drizzle, mizzle and rain. Would this fixture – the latest in the year since 2005 – survive the impending showers and gloom? Continue reading Report – 3rd Sept 2020 vs Brookfield HOME
Deportivans batted first, all out for 57.
This is how Twitter saw the Blades innings:
27 for 3 off 6. Plenty of overs in the bank by will the light allow it??
E.X Tras joins the action to take the Blades to 30 for 3 off 7.
A brutal hit to the long boundary by K-Dog moves the score on. 35 for 3 off 8.
@khumpuk creams another and then takes two. His score on 20. The Blades seemingly cruising.
Another two fours for @khumpuk and he retires. This correspondent now has to go and bat in the gloom
This correspondent should have seen it out but with the scores level and the field in he looked to launch it. And is bowled. Andy Rhodes is then bowled to put the Deportivo pie chucker on a hat-trick. Which The Barrier sees off.
Blades need 1 run from 18 balls. Which @Jimbojet73 cuts with ease from the first ball.
Blades win by 5 wickets.
Later on WhatsApp, K-Dog punditted, “I come with news of a Blades victory! Chasing just 57 off 16 overs on the definition of a pudding/gluepot of a pitch, patience was the key backed up by a particularly fine Bazza bowling spell. Great to be playing be into September, let’s hope Thursday is the same.”
Dan opined, “Cracking work tonight Blades! An enjoyable win 🍻”
Whilst DOC Galpin enthused, “Great to get some cricket, very enjoyable evening”
The Groinstrain Badger Express then summed up events with a statement:
“Kiran, you are too humble by half. A great knock, 28 not out, and a measerky 7 runs from your 3 overs and a wicket to boot. Top work fella !!! Bazza super spell, really turned the screw in the middkevif their innings, 3 wickets for only 2 runs. And backed up with amazing bowling at the death from Galps, 3 overs and a wicket an even stingier 1 run. Top work all round in the field. What looked like a tough total on that wicket, we chased down with aplomb, good supporting knocks around Kiran with a swift 10 from Farmski. Great night Blades. 😁we go again Thursday !!”
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