050S UK TOUR 2017
12 AUSTRALIA 050S VS ESSEX 050S
BRENTWOOD CC ESSEX
2nd AUG 2017
is a short story of lost opportunity for the Australian 050
cricketers to stamp their authority on this UK tour. To say we are
bewildered is an understatement.
awoke to the sight of dark threatening black rain clouds rolling in
from Russia or somewhere where dark threatening black rain clouds
derive from. Despite this foreboding aurora it was the usual team
swim at the local leisure centre where the 80 yrs olds + had become
our adoring fans. Everyone said “good luck today” but they didn’t
think we would play much cricket. Maybe they had just returned from
short breakfast of the usual powered /scrambled/ turbulent eggs;
regurgitated sausages/drowned tinned tomatoes and nuked hash browns
Uni food was just the best start to what eventuated to be a crap day
at the office.
ran to the vehicles with gear in tow as it started to rain from those
dark threatening black rain clouds from Russia or whatever to the
bosoms of our mates in our respective vehicles and we rumbled down
the M whatever to a place north of London called Brentwood CC. One of
the most interesting moments of the day was the passage through the
famous Dartford Tunnel under the Thames. Shortly thereafter we
arrived at our scene of combat ready to do battle with the leading
county in group 5 –Essex.
team announced today was Paul Stenhouse Capt; Mal Coleman; Gordon
McGurk; Warwick Hayes Clayton Johnson wkt; Mick Munro ; Fabian
Heaton; Peter Judd; Steve Moore; Ross Belstead; Bob McGee; and Tim
terms of engagement for both teams were determined by those dark
clouds rolling in from wherever namely 40 overs/ 8 overs a bowler/
recycle at 40/4 piece ball/4 in the circle and usual leg side
wides./Duckworth Lewis in case of interruptions.
toss was vital. Skipper Paul called correctly and we were fielding
and chasing. In the dressing our leader called for focus; intensity
and sheer determination. This was a real game to show a team of
champions what a champion team can do.