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Whaley Bridge 2nd XI v Compstall (home) Saturday 4th June

posted 7 Jun 2016, 12:51 by Mike Madden
On Saturday Compstall came to town
The sun was hot the sun beat down
We lost the toss and batted first
Our team was weak but theirs was worse
We started slow but picked up pace
Then Compstall went and played their ace
Two caught and bowled on the attack
The tortoise and the hare sent back
So Ivan and his partner Will
They had an innings to rebuild
Will swung out and 50 came
The score was slow - Ivan to blame
But then the skipper came to play
And smote the ball in every way
He only faced for seven balls
But twenty four runs was his haul
We reached one hundred and seventy nine
At tea we thought it should be fine
But wickets they proved hard to take
And Compstall's ace had runs to make
Colin struck but just one time
Whilst Mikey twirled and swirled just fine
The ball was flicked across to Bruce
To Rob - a run out was produced
But Ivan on the stage again
Always the villain, causing pain
Two catches fell onto the ground
A stony silence all around
Now we are made of sterner stuff
And Whaley cried, 'Enough, Enough'
Mikey took a wicket, two
Whilst Bruce he kept the runs down too
Then Ole played the circus clown
The first ball pitched and bounced around
The batsman swung and barely hit
But Rob stood firm with ball in mitt
Mikey found another gear
3 for 32 brought cheer
Then Ole struck a second time
But still their ace stood firm in line
Then the madcap bowler found the edge
Rob again the ball to wedge
3 for seventeen for Ole
Now the Compstall tail was sorry
The end was nigh as number 10
Skyed one to the hands of Ben
We walked off tall we walked off proud
'Promotion?' no its not allowed!

In memory of the Louisville Lip!