In the first game of the 2016 season TCC 2nd XI played Finchley CC at home in Bushy Park. Some new faces and some old had been selected and the side were in good spirits following a surprisingly good warm up performance. With Finchley's top 6 stuck in traffic, TCC's skipper negotiated a bowl and a prompt start.
Fantastic opening spells from Pollock (9 overs, 4 for 16) and Swann (9 overs, 2 for 15) got TCC of to a flyer and let Teddington control the speed of the game from the start. The 2s' seam attack was too much for Finchley, who were bowled out after just 35 overs for 76. Needless to say, tea wasn't ready.
Chris Bennett-Baggs and Rob Gardiner opened up the batting and looked to impose themselves on the Finchley attack immediately. Boundaries flowed and the total to chase was reduced to just 50 going in to tea, with all wickets still in hand - an early finish was looking likely. After tea, the two openers continued to swing the bat and knocked off the Finchely total in under 20 overs, winning by 10 wickets.
Tendington CC's season has started well.