Match Report: 2021-02-06, GSNDS vs Edgemasters

One of the more ridiculous finishes to a game the secretary has ever participated in. And we remind you, he’s played a lot of park cricket.

Gladdies won the toss and batted, and despite some annoying rain, wet outfields, and a painfully slow over rate (as if that would come back to bite anyone), posted a reasonably competitive 124. Despite quite a lot of airswings, Brendan and Marky put on 67 for the 5th wicket, which certainly helped. Most importantly, the top 8 batsmen all registered a batting stat, putting us closer to getting a very decent squad qualified for the finals.

Edgemasters made a terrible start, with Rookie claiming wickets from the first two balls of the innings. But they then put on some solid partnerships of their own, with Soli and Brendan picking up key wickets just when it looked like they’d run away with it. When Jimbo took their 7th for 108 with 3 overs to go, the match was well in the balance, with us maybe just ever so slightly in front. Unfortunately, that happened at 12:30, so the umpire just decided to stop the game then, because, you know, it was time.