TABS second team entertained Duncombe Park at the tutor2u oval.
Following another extensive warm up the captains tossed the coin. TABS were put into bat on what looked like a slow wicket. It proved to be difficult early on for openers Knight and Gibson senior as the ball did not come onto the bat and the opening bowlers keeping good line and length.
Knight the first to depart for 34. Gibson was then joined by Tutor2u Jim Riley. The first 20 overs had been tough, yielding only 63 runs, however the following 20 yielded 164 with Riley and Gibson pushing quick singles and finding the boundary with ease. Gibson hitting a magnificent straight 6 into the conservatory of the house facing the wicket. George Gibson, taking the day off to revise for A levels was informed and in shock came to the ground to see senior Gibson hole out on a superb 94; tantalisingly close to a maiden century. He trundled off to a warm reception.
Jim Riley continued to have a go when joined by Ed Westmoreland, eventually falling for a terrific 75. Captain Williams finished the innings off with a couple of boundaries.
The team had tea in The Pax and watched the Derby won by a 40-1 shot. Resuming the game; taking early wickets wasn’t easy however, Andy Heaps 10 overs 1-32 and Will Morrison 8 overs for 19 bowled well prior to Mottershead and Williams grabbing 5 wickets between them.
Zofi grabbed two more wickets with some useful off spin, encouraged by the victorious first team drinking beer on the boundary.
The last wicket proved Illusive, a dropped catch not helping matters as the last pair dug in. Duncombe Park 151-9.
27 points in the bag. The teams celebrated in the pub after the game with Riley and Gibson snr in excellent vocal form..
Thanks to Tom Kilby for umpiring and Emma Williams for scoring.
Well played TABS.