KMCC vs Harrogate Strays C.C.

KMCC stuffed again in game marred by eccentric umpiring

 KMCC won the toss on a sunny April morning and proceeded to bat like drains. Once again the opening pair failed this time C H-C departing in the first over for 0. Kiffer was the first victim of an umpire with a faster finger than any "Who want's to be a Millionaire?" contestant incorrectly adjudged to have edged behind to the keeper. Wickets tumbled as former Galphay and Australia star Wes Smart shredded the Kirkby upper order. Hooks, Pickles and Peter Kirk looked to have steadied the ship taking the score to 73-4 before the tail disappeared with out a twitch let alone a wag as KMCC were dismissed for 89.

 At tea all seemed lost and worse was to come as Hooks reported another injury which would prevent him bowling more than 4 overs in the game. The Strays reposte started with 12 quick byes before the KMCC machine finally found a way out of first gear. Aided by Umpire strikes back wickets tumbled as Kirkby sensed a sniff of a chance. Duncan and Tuffnell excelling with the ball. When Wes fell to another outrageous LBW decision the score was 63-6 however unable to make further inroads Strays limped home following the simplest of dropped catches from the red faced Shedley. Another defeat left KMCC rooted to the bottom of the division with significant improvement required to prevent another season of woe

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