Saturday 2nd June, and for the 3rd home game in a row Earls Colne turned up with great enthusiasm and expectation to face West Bergholt 2nds.
Cap’n Jack lost the toss and we were asked to bat first, so Daryl and Torquil sauntered out to bat. After Daryl departed for 22 Torquil continued a fine batting display balancing defense with attacking shots. After he was caught for 43, Luke Wisbey made light work of the rest of Colne’s batting line up finishing with the excellent figures of 8 wickets for 22 runs off 8 overs. Colne all out for 101 in 27 overs.
After a tea provided by the chairman himself Colne took to the field knowing that a repetitions of the previous week’s good fielding display and tight bowling was needed. Needless to say everyone tried their best but after Brian Borges stuck around and scored 68*, Bergholt reached the target in 27 overs only losing 3 wickets.
A disappointing batting display with a famous Colne collapse was the main discussion over a pint(for those that stayed). On to Harwich away next week!