Homerton won by 81 runs
Homerton won the toss and chose to bat first
Homerton: 139 for 7 in 16 overs
Lord Fontleroy 50no
Best Nationals: 58 for 7 in 13 overs
Woody Woodmanson 4-0-9-3 Heidi Hyde 4-0-22-2
This showdown between group Group G minnows resulted in a comfortable win
for Homerton Academicals, ensuring their progress to Division 3, and
blighting their intention to of remain beaten through the season.
Winning the toss, Homerton's captain, Lawrence(I know what I'm
doing)Hutchinson elected to bat. A comprehensive batting performance, led by
a good showing from 'wides' and a smart 50 not out from John
Saunders-Griffiths, led to an eventual total of 139 (possibly Homerton's
highest ever league total).
In return, the league's minnows elect, Best Nationals, managed to accumulate
a total of 58 all out - Ned Woodman's effort of 4 overs, 3 for 9 being the
crop of the bowlers.
The turning point was Skip's selfless act of taking off Ratty after just one
parsimonious over, bringing himself on to hold things wonderfully in check.
These kinds of insights are what mark out great captaincy!
Mind you, Homerton did produce an uncharacteristic tight performance in the
field - exemplified by El President getting his whites dirty for the first
time in his career, and Skip taking his hands out of his pockets for the
first time in four seasons!
There were, of course, the usual hilarious dropped catches. Ned Woodman was
adjudged the worthy recipient of Homerton's 'Solly' MOM award for his
excellent bowling performance.
Submitted by Gary Horsman of Homerton