Fulmer v Golden Age

By | July 2, 2016

Fulmer 235 for 3
Golden Age 230 for 6
Fulmer won by 5 runs (not a misprint)

Fulmer welcomed new opponents Golden Age to the Theatre of Dreams, otherwise known as King George’s Field.

We were inserted by Toby, the opposing skipper, and after the early loss of young George (7) made good progress with a welcome return to form by Nick and an even more welcome return by Nigel to the Fulmer fold.

Nick reached his first 50 of the season before being out caught trying to loft one too many for (57).

Nige was joined by debutant Chris Brown who stepped in from Wealdstone, and they continued to stroke the ball around before Chris was out to a sharp catch behind off Morrison for (19).

James came in at 5 and he and Nigel took shared an 96 run partnership for the 4th wicket James (30*) and Nigel registering another century (104*). Skipper Tony having a nose bleed caused by the unusual feat of us setting our opposition a stretching target!

After another Chairman’s Tea, Fulmer set about the task of registering a much needed win.

Spells by another Wealdstone debutant Ashkay, 8 overs 2-15, and James, 8 overs 1-37, made early inroads into the Golden Age batting line up.

Any Fulmer complacency, however, was quickly removed as their middle order batted with increasing confidence as the Fulmer change bowlers found it tough to establish control.

40’s from both George and Forgel-Ukly, out to a smart catch in the deep by James, kept them very much in the game.

George bowled well under pressure taking 1-31 off his six overs. 59 Not out from Taylor meant the game was still in the balance in the final over.

Chairman Pete kept his cool in the final over and with Tony posting 9 boundary riders Fulmer were able (and relieved) to record a narrow 5 run victory. A great game played in good spirits!

Our sociable opponents joined us for a beer and a “what might have been chat” and watched the latest Euro championship match.

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