Match Report: 2019-08-24, GSNDS vs Edgemasters

Well, I think we can all agree that cricket is a profoundly sh.t sport at a deeply, deeply personal level.
The Gladdies lost our grand final. As is customary against Edgemasters at Moore Park in sudden death finals, we started appallingly, slipping to 4/6 in the 5th over. Remarkably though, we then had back to back 50 stands, as Rob, Jimmy and Chris dug in and set about finding at least something to defend. We passed 100 in the 23rd over, but then scored a further 77 in the next 10 overs as Soli and Jamie let rip, before Rob came back to record a brilliant half century. 180 was probably never enough, but gee it was amazing given the start we had.
Unfortunately, Edgemasters were simply too good with the bat. We bowled and fielded pretty well, but they hit cleanly and through the gaps. We had a handful of chances that might have made a difference, but all were difficult, and it just wasn’t our day. In the end we got them 6 down, with 2 wickets to Simon and Lach and 1 a piece to Jamie and Jimbo. At least the beers were good at the Bavarian. Certainly a lot better than the cricket in England over the ensuing nights.
So anyway, cricket sucks, and I’m therefore cancelling all future formal Gladdies cricket fixtures.