BASHERS 73 vs HOT DOGS 48
Another win for the Bashers Social Sixes against our old rivals the Hot Dogs, to make it three wins in a row (out of three games played) in the indoor league.
First though, lets mention that this weekend had the SCC AGM, attended by Stats, Inky, Tiny, Swoop, Korean, A’trois, Omega & Shitshoes ~ and also Dags was there too. Scoobie picked up the SCC Fielder of the Year award for Division 3, and Tiny and Shitshoes were recognized for their 5-fers. And just so you all have something to work towards – here is a photo of the much sought after beige/cream/off-white Bashers Legend jacket.
Batting: Shitshoes (23) & Hollywood (22): 45 runs
Indoor Skipper, Shitshoes, won the toss and chose to bat first as Dot and Hollywood hadn’t yet arrived. Hollywood then walked in the door, and almost straight out to bat in the opening partnership with Shitshoes. The Hot Dogs used their weaker bowlers (i.e. the two girls) in the first partnership, and so the runs came steadily, apart from a couple of run outs. The only real danger was Hollywood’s on-drive, which hit a glancing blow on Shitshoes’ head, together with a couple of near misses.
Long Dong (8) & Birdshit (2): 10 runs
It was back down to earth as Birdshit spent most of the second partnership trying to see the ball. He seemed to swing away merrily without hitting anything. Also remarkable was that Long Dong did not contribute to a single run out. At this point Dot still hadn’t made it to the arena, and the Bashers were getting nervous.
Spanky (11) & Birdshit (3)/Dot (4): 18 runs
Dot wasn’t at the arena, so Birdshit filled in for the first two overs of the partnership with Spanky. Both batsmen swung away, and when Spanky connected it was rocketing off the bat. The partnership suffered though from a few wickets at the start of the last over, and Dot had to hold out at the end to keep the runs on the board. The Hot Dogs played their bowling and batting in reverse order, so although it looks like the batting partnerships fell away, they were actually facing much tougher bowling. The total of 73 was a respectable total, although it had promised more during the innings.
Bowling: Birdshit (4 wickets/2 runs) & Hollywood (1/14): 16 runs
The decision was made to see the batsmen before deciding on the bowlers, so when the Hot Dogs persisted with their reverse order, Birdshit and Hollywood opened up. Birdshit was helped along by a hat trick of run outs, courtesy of some great fielding by Spanky and Hollywood. Hollywood, claiming not to have bowled in 8 years, did a fine impersonation of a bowler by sneaking one through the gate.
Dot (1/7) & Spanky (3/1): 8 runs
Dot opened up with a series of hostile bodyline deliveries at full pace to the Hot Dogs girl (who took some body blows), and Spanky persisted with some Johnson-esque pace as well (some chin music). The Hot Dogs batsmen were intimidated, and the key moment was a pair of run-outs and a surprise catch behind the stumps by Shitshoes (a surprise because I was jumping out of the way when the edge ended up in the gloves).
Long Dong (0/19) & Shitshoes (4/5): 24 runs
It was all on, with the Hot Dogs needing plenty, and the Bashers needing to contain the run rate. Although Long Dong gave away runs without wickets, he did bowl well and beat the bat a few times. Shitshoes at the other end was also beating the bat, and was helped by a good catch and stumping behind the stumps by Hollywood and finished up MVP for the Bashers.
So it ended up a comfortable win by the Bashers Social Sixes, and Dot, Hollywood, Birdshit and Spanky all played their first game in the indoor league. There is one more game next Sunday before a few weeks off, and I will send out the information over the next couple of days.