Tag: East Meon CC

How to get away with losing

This week there is not a blow by blow account of the game between Captain Scott Invitation XI and long standing rivals East Meon.

The reason for this is because it’s no fun giving account of a battle so one-sided, especially when it’s your team being murdered.

One of the requirements of playing for the Captain Scott Invitation XI is that regardless of your ability, you simply need to try your best… today no one showed or tried their best.

There were no stand out performances as the Skipper won the toss and put us into bat, on what was a perfect summer’s day. We were reduced to 95 all out after 27 overs, Kaps top scoring with 37 and only one other Scottie, Jamo-Love, making double figures. It wasn’t a difficult pitch with it’s own demons, nor were East Moen superstars. It simply looked like 10 players turned up who weren’t really interested in playing cricket that day. It was unfortunate and embarrassing.

Tea was a welcome distraction but afterwards we were put to the sword by East Meon, who were obviously in a hurry to get home or to the pub. Perhaps they were simply being polite, as they knew we had a way to drive and they wanted us to leave with plenty of daylight to space. They plundered their way to 98 for 2 in 12.4 overs. We only managed to take a single wicket. The other was one of their players who retired out after he reached his 50 in double quick time.

Not one of Scottie’s better days in the middle.

The score card of disaster can be scrutinised here