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Sports Day arrived on a beautifully sunny and hot day. The ground was beautiful and had a bar with the Ashes on. We were also separated away from all the other, lower class sports. With 8 teams the format was knock-out, with losing teams playing off to work out placings from 1st to 8th.
Superstars early stages
The format was straight forward, however with one team not turning up this meant one team, Superstars, had a bye to the semi final. The semi final was against a tidy looking outfit called LBB. Sups made 76-1 with Ben and Vijay starring with some huge sixes ontop the pavillion roof. LBB looked dangerous but lost regular wickets - including 2 in an over full of experience from Steve Meyler. In the end those wickets were crucial as LBB were 20 short. Superstars had made the final.
Souperstars early stages
Soups were in action in the quarter finals against PINS, a team with some useful looking players. A tidy performance kept PINS to 62-2. It looked a par score but that didn't factor in the ability of Kenny Barry who was destructive. Paul Gaught kept him company well, scoring a couple of key fours when the situation looked tight and in the end Soups had an over to spare. With old foes Dodgers winning their QF it was the dream semi. Again Soups fielded first and 59-0 certainly didn't look a bad score but Kenny (again explosive) and Gaught (playing a key role) got them there again with an over to spare. It was the final only one club wanted - Superstars v Souperstars.
Final: Superstars v Souperstars
The first pyschological blow was landed by Superstars, who won the toss and elected to bowl - making Soups change their tactics. After a couple of huge blows there was controversy when Kenny was dismissed "obstructing the field" for kicking the ball away as Will approached to prevent a quick run. It was the first time Soups had lost a wicket. Barry came in and batted with crafty placement and energy sapping running in the hot conditions. Bungle remained undismissed in all 3 games with some excellent batting, getting better through the tournament. The VC and C got Soups to 70 in their 5 overs.
After 2 early wickets Vijay and Alok got Sups into the game, tucking into the weak- link, Gaught's, bowling in particular. Merv was to bowl the last over with Sups needing 21 to win. Vijay chose a wonderful time to hot four fours in four ball and suddenly Sups were favourites. But Merv isn't one of the 6-a-side greats for nothing and bowled him with a wonderful yorker. Sups required 5 from the final ball with Steve Meyler limping to the crease. Unfortunately Steve only managed a leg bye and Souperstars had retained the trophy much to the joy of the six and Director of Cricket, the injured, Jason Marchant. A wonderful final that had everything.
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