It was day when nothing really went right!
Due to chronic lack of availability, the team showed wholesale changes from the previous weeks.
Stand-in skipper Nick Lockwood lost the toss, and Teddington were inserted, which was lucky since we only had 4 players at the ground by the time of the toss!
The batting order was more dictated by who was there, and we got off to a poor start, losing both Thorndykes and Jason Lockwood (living up to the “not the good one” tag of the Lockwood brothers) and being 10-3.
Both Rob Eveson and Patrick Elway batted sensibly and helped Nick steady the ship, but both fell to excellent catches. Nick, well set, then got out and another couple of quick wickets meant Teddington were 70-8.
An excellent last wicket stand between Robin Willis and Luke Saunders (who at 15 showed many of the elder guys how to bat) got us to 112 off our 45 overs, which bearing in mind the wicket, outfield and general disarray, was defendable.
The 2nd innings was a case of what could have been. Catches not going to hand, ball beating the bat (Thorners was counting out loud for their benefit to reinforce this point) and lbw decisions not being given.
Harrow St Mary's somehow got to 60-1, with the gaps in the field from shortage of players helping the runs come.
Robin bowled his heart out to no luck, same as Thorners, who as always took his bad luck in his stride.
Steffi came on and nicked a couple out. Young Luke Saunders, bowled with control and came to the party and got another couple and we were in the game at 90-6, but unfortunately a couple of lusty blows got them over the line from 40 overs.
It was a bad day at the office...come back Ferg! Time to get back to winning ways next week after a couple of disappointing results following a great start.