Updated: Aug 18, 2021
LBW? Yes says the chairman - 5 times in one day!
The day started with the match selector trying to replace a player who wasn’t even selected all whilst trying to cut his hedge!
Aa Brigands began their fielding warm-up captain Hendo announced that Brigands were batting and Ladenburg and Whittle were sent off to face the Aussies. Whittle was soon sent back after being given out LBW. The score went above 50 before Ladenburg was bowled quickly followed by Hendo with the score on 56-3. Jay and Waktare started rebuilding before 89-3 quickly became 90-6. That brought Hands to the wicket who quickly got the score up to 115 before losing Sargant and Bates in the same over. Wood joined Hands and the pair put on 34 before Hands became the fourth LBW victim of the innings. Wood was joined by Hemsley whose only run at Broadhalfpenny Down was against Brigands. Surely this pair wouldn‘t last? In a defiant stand, the last pair put on an unbeaten 46 runs even silencing the Aussie sledging! Wood finished on 28 not out with Hemsley 19 not out after being dropped twice. Could the Brigands bowl their way to victory? Things started well with Sargant getting the first wicket with the score at 6 but there was a wait of 113 runs before the next wicket fell. Hemsley took the next with the chairman giving Brigands the LBW decision before Hemsley rounded off his MOTM performance with a stunning catch off Dougie Henderson. Brigands couldn’t contain the Aussie batsmen even with Waktare finishing with 2-9 and it was only a matter of time before Australia High Commission won the game by 5 wickets with 3 overs left.