The 19ths got us under way in stylish fashion with a very comfortable win. That particular Gypsies outfit had never played together before, and things were a little rusty early on, conceding 16 off the first over, albeit only one off the bat. Kunal and Jimmy gave us the best possible start though, each recording unbeaten 40s, as we surged to 0/124 at drinks. The middle order all contributed solid 20s, before debutant Mayur smashed another 40 to put us well over 200. The final damage was 266, our biggest score for a while, especially in winter comp.
The Gypsies showed fight early on not giving wickets away and hitting a few boundaries. But Jimbo picked up both openers, and they were only 90 at drinks, with a power of work to do. As such, it was a little cruel to unleash Flossy on them at that moment, and when his 6 over spell was done with figures of 3/9, the game was over. Mayur also impressed with the ball, and Funky showed what’s been under the hood all these years, picking up a pole, and being unlucky on several other occasions. While the game did drag on, we couldn’t begrudge the Gypsies playing for a bit of pride, and they finished a defiant but wildly uncompetitive 8/150 off their 36. Bewdie.