Thursday, January 24, 2008

Stix and Guru steal the show!

In what turned out to be a fantastic day’s entertainment and cricket, the Nadoes Cricket Spectacular was a great hit! Early on at the bookies the punters were calling it a no contest with the unbeaten WPCC/Nadoes 3rds having all the ascendancy. I must admit that I myself said there was no why that these part timers and come to think of it old timers could ever win such a clash.

The wise heads of the legends met well before the fixture and formulated a plan that in the end would have the undoing of the favored team. Guile and patience were the name of the game on a pitch which started off being as slow as AB is on a first date. Batting first was not a good option as the 3rds toiled in very tricky conditions. Some perseverance paid off with the Guru making his maiden test century and what a fine innings it was. The 3rds landed up on 193 after 40 overs and thought they had it in the bag.

The legends got off to a wobbly start loosing two early wickets. It was then that the match seemed to change as Stix ‘Tendulkar’ and Chucker Charlton played some scintillating cricket and took the match away from the 3rds. Some cameo inning’s by AB de Villiers and Taariq Jakoet sealed the deal as 193 was just not enough runs in the end. A big congratulation’s must go to Jed Elley for leading his troops magnificently. Ruthy’s men’s bowling left a lot to be desired and lessons were learnt.

The celebrations after the match were sensational as in the end the game of cricket was the victor. The crowd drank late into the night and all had a marvelous time. These sporting get together’s really have become a big hit!

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