KMCC vs Studley Royal C.C.

Abherrant fielding sees victory handed to arrogant Studley



 KMCC arrived at the massive SCG with high hopes following the previous weeks victory and seemed to have made themselves favourites at tea by amassing the respectable 180-6 in a first innings that seemed set for the stars with early partnerships at the top of the innings between Kiffer and C H-C for the first wicket of 43 and Hooks and Fraser took the score past one hundred with 15 overs remaining. A mini collapse saw the innings stutter and KMCC were hoping for 150 at best when seventh wicket pairing Duncan and Peter Kirk came together at 110-6. However the record books were torn up following a scintillating, and unbroken, stand of 70 for the seventh wicket including a massive six to the longest part of the biggest ground in the league by Duncan.

 What followed was simply the worst display of fielding witnessed since the blind school took on an amputees XI in 1863 as the gritty yet unspectacular Studley opening pair put on 140 for the first wicket - catches were dropped, balls seemed to pass through the legs of fielders on a regular basis and dollied catches fell into the gaps. A late flurry of wickets could still have seen victory, unjustly snatched, as Goldie picked up three wickets, Hooksy stormed in bowling faster than at any time during the season and Duncan picked up two wickets in the last over with the scores tied. It was not to be however and another defeat left an irate dressing room tired and emotional. Tufnell was sent to Mexico for two weeks to ponder on what was another dreadful KMCC performance.

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