The Unders endured a torrid afternoon's cricket at Birchfield on Wednesday
although the commitment the boys displayed in staging an ultimately unsuccessful fightback speaks volumes for their grit and determination. Having won the toss, we chose to put the Home team into bat on a promising wicket for run scoring, and their openers duly made hay against some bowling sorely deficient in both line and length. As Geoffrey Boycott once said, 'It was like taking candy from kids'! A total of 152 for 4 looked insurmountable, but Yarlet never shirked from the challenge. Gregor Beardsmore added a splendid 71 runs before being out leg before from a delivery so plumb that even our impartial umpire had no alternative but to reluctantly accept the appeal. We were only twenty two runs short at the close, which, given our relative inexperience as a team, was a fair reflection of a solid day's endeavour. Well done, boys.