Farmers have some fun on the (social) cricket pitch
CRICKET Joseph Murphy
Round three of the Stevenson and Taylor T20 Social Cricket Comp: Traditional Sheep and Beef farmers from Wallingford vs Organic Dairy farmers from Sherwood. Sherwood batting first with Smith and Clayton making a conservative start against the two high tower bowlers of Wallingford, Kurt “big bird” Mackie and Sam Morrah bowling four tight overs. Sherwood were battling at 1 for 35 after six overs — this all changed when ex Wallingford player and local sheep milker Tommy “Boy” Tennent arrived with Willie “Black” White at the crease. Some power hitting with runs flowing freely and both retired at 30 runs. Some late wickets from Farmlands top rep Shaun Mullany and Simon “please mention me in paper” Foster pulling Sherwood back to 139 for 9 with a few overs left. This brought back in Tommy and Willie from retirement and the boundaries with it. Sherwood posting 165 for 10 and a stern test for Wallingford’s batting order. Schaw building’s main man “Sparky” and “2001 Wallingford young shepherd of the year” Willie Wilder got the party started. Experienced bowlers Stubbs and young gun Tyler restricted Wallingford and after six overs had Wallingford 2 for 41. Tommy “Boy” Tennent and chairman Andy Hunt tightened the screws on the Wallingford batters with only Farmlands top rep Shaun Mullany amongst the runs. Wallingford limping through to 125 for 9. One game left with Waipawa taking on Onga-Tiko this Sunday at Forest Gate Domain at 1pm.