August has seemed such a damp and dreary month, yet cricket has been played every Saturday so far. The best way round for me but others may disagree. On this particular Saturday the main thing of note was the so called “Spanish Bloom” making playing cricket a hot and sweaty affair! However with rain forecast later in the day, it was with a torn mind the Skipper ventured out to conduct the toss, luckily for him no decision was required as he lost so Sherston were in the field. Andy “pull it back a bit” Pegg opened the bowling on a hat-trick…………………. but no fairytale! However he did produce a great spell of swing bowling to finish with 2-25 off his 10! Ollie Moore and Simon Hulance bowled well from the other end with Simon picking up the other opener. NATS had moved steadily onto 72-3 when Dickenson was brought into the attack. His first over produced a hat-trick ball but again no fairytale and more importantly no runs. His second over again produced no runs and 2 more wickets, which meant with a sensational Harmer caught and bowled (ok – and a ball that bounced 4 times) in-between and NATS only having 9 men that NATS were bowled out for 74 and Dickenson had janitorial; figures of 2-2-0-4!
The Sherston openers (Kutchera and Cartwright) ventured out into the middle to chase down the target and after a professional and fairly laid back chase they walked back 11 overs later, before 5pm, with no wickets down and 20 points in the bag. Kutchera 31*, Cartwright 37*
So with 2 games remaining, Sherston are looking to end the season as high as they can. Next up title chasing Barnsley