Teddington CC - 4th XI Vs Twickenham CC - 5th XI, Saturday 29th August 2015

The 4s played their final home match of the season vs local rivals Twickenham. Despite their proximity and their captain being there in plenty of time we managed to follow the usual trend of starting at least 15 minutes late which set the tone for the day ahead.

Headless won the toss and we batted as we were now safe from relegation after Ealing conceded their game mid week.

Matt O'Toole and debutant Will Greenall got us off to a really good start. In fact Will hit his first ball in senior cricket calmly for 4. The opening stand of 102 was scored at a good rate on a slow wicket. Will ending up on 21 at the fall of the first wicket. Matt O'Toole continued on his merry way hitting as many to the boundary, 13x4′s & 2x6′s, as he missed before departing for his highest score for Teddington, a well made 83. Check his social media pages for a ball by ball breakdown of his innings.

Oisin and Shakey continued with the early momentum from the openers and with a cameo from Bob Fleming, 26, his runs not his age we declared on 267 for 4 off 48 with Shakey unbeaten on 70. Thereby preserving Headless’s average by deciding to drop down the order.

A break for rain of over an hour meant Twickenham needed 160 off 28 for 4 points. We were keen to play to give everyone an opportunity but sadly our enthusiam was not matched by the opposition total lack thereof. Their captain opting for 1 point from ball 1.

So the game ended in the dark after 26 overs at 101 for 3. Roy with 2 wickets and Jago with 1. The 4th team league does throw up some bizarre and interesting spectacles  and your correspondent is always surprised with what will happen next, but this was up there with the best of them.

View the scorecard here