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Not What the Proctor Ordered

Kevin Hand

By Beefy Roberts
April 6 2019

Beefy reports on a thoroughly depressing , cold miserable day for Middlesex. This reports carries a MTWD health warning

On way to ground decided to buy a jumper, much needed. In the ground good to see high turn out of Middle here, let's hope is worthwhile day for them.  My first mistake was walking up muddy stairs towards  the player’s entrance. This set tone of the day. 

As discussing names of Grand National horses I missed Murtagh claiming Holder. Then missed the next Finny wicket. I did see Buck caught behind, but had no idea of score as one scoreboard shows 383-9 other 387-9. Proctor frustrates us and we have very late lunch for final wicket. Just before 1:30 445 all out with Proctor 81 not out. Murtagh takes 6 wickets and we have only 2 bonus points

I move to other end of ground that seems 10 degrees warmer. It’s still so cold we are 84-4 with some truly awful batting. The Middle faithful were very unhappy. I feel like giving up for day, but stay. I missed Holden out 104-5. I’m watching the Grand National in warmth with MorGone, it’s 130-6. No it isn’t 130-7. I’m out of here and to be honest I wish I never turned up in the first place. Law has a lot to work on , it's like last season has carried on from where we left off.  

Over and Out. Beefy.

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Not What the Proctor Ordered
Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
06/04/2019 20:02
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Re: Not What the Proctor Ordered
BarmierKev (IP Logged)
06/04/2019 20:26
Thanks for sharing although this makes depressing reading. I'm planning on attending tomorrow for my first day of cricket of the season. It's a shame the Middle faithful may have lost the will and won't see them.

Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

Re: Not What the Proctor Ordered
lower pavilion (IP Logged)
06/04/2019 20:35

Thank you for doing the report. I really can not add anything further.

I was very cold and felt very depressed watching our team, but the company from the Middlesex faithful was excellent throughout the day which kept me going.

I will be there again tomorrow, and I can only hope for a better day, though in truth it can not be any worse than today.

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