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Winning team

By London Leprechaun
June 22 2018

A short mainly pictorial record of our 2nd XI triumph Radlett. Something to cheer everyone up and give hope for the future.

Arriving late at Radlett thanks to signalling problems Somerset were 80/4.  We were looking good in the field, bowled tidily and they nevr got away. Highlight a tumbling caught and bowled by Sowter and a sharp run out - sorry not sure who.  Scoreboard at  Radlett is not quite Lord's standard.  250 a relatively gettable target.

We got off to a flier - Scott and Anderson crunching the ball everywhere;  we wobbled a bit but there was some god running in between sending the ball into the hedge:

With just 30 to go and six wickets down and plenty of overs  it looked good but there was an Somerset hat trick and it looked doomed.

But Tom Barber and Thilan Walallawita batted with amazing composure - and a mix of good running and some handsome boundary shots crept us up to the target. They did not look in trouble at all. A crunchiung boundary brought the scores level and the Middlesex balcony said we had won - though nobody was sure why.

Tom Barber hit the winning runs.

The pair come off to applause all round and looking pretty happy

There was a low key trophy presentation but George Scotts looked quite pleased.

And of course the team photo

The future is bright.

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Close Shave as Barber is one of our heroes
Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
22/06/2018 18:45
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Re: Close Shave as Barber is one of our heroes
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
22/06/2018 19:39
My guess why there were cheers when the scores were level were that Middlesex’s players and coaches had the belief that in the event of the match finishing in a tie, we would be crowned champions due to us winning every match going into the final. Usually, the team which lost fewer wickets is declared the winner in a tied match, but had we been bowled out, then we would have lost as many wickets as Somerset. Thankfully, we won, so didn’t have to concern ourselves with tie-breaking scenarios.

 
Re: Close Shave as Barber is one of our heroes
adelaide (IP Logged)
22/06/2018 20:35
Wasn't one of the tie break rules at one stage which team was ahead at 20 overs, or something like that? In which case Middlesex would have been well ahead. It always struck me as illogical - why should scoring more in the first part of the innings matter more than scoring more in the second?.


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Re: Close Shave as Barber is one of our heroes
Fozzie (IP Logged)
22/06/2018 20:39
I heard someone say that it was based on run rate over the first 10 overs. Don't know why - I was just relieved Tom Barber got the winning run to put it beyond doubt.

Those of us who have only seen barber play in the first team had the unfamiliar sight of him getting the ball on target, resulting in stumps being splattered. Most impressive.

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