VOB vs A’s.
After the heat in Stellenbosch the day before, very cool conditions at Batswood field saw A’s take a first inning lead scoring 4 runs.
Hadley throwing for us first got off to a decent start, but apparently had some issues with the Umpire. (like the Umpire gets paid). Never the less, our bat’s were not firing at the beginning as we know it can and A’s put some hits together in just about every inning that kept them ahead of us all the time.
We left bases load on two occasions which could maybe be the difference between a win and a loss. Bradley Weeder hit a massive homerun into the wind which was very impressive.We started hitting better in the last inning and unfortunately came up short.
Adie closed rather impressively having a good closing stint. Maybe with better umpiring we could have won the game, and maybe Glen will one day go to Mosque. What’s the chance. I think we lacked on the having fun side a little and it showed in our game. Lesson is, you win some, you lose some and try having fun either way. Final score 9-7 to A’s.
Van der Stel vs VOB. It was rather hot in STELLENBOSCH and our bat’s started just about the same as the weather. Some early runs on the board and great pitching by Ruaan got us off to a great start.
Michael Kulp showing off by hitting two homeruns in his first two at bat. It only just cleared the fence though. We were going well until the selectors in Kevin Johnson and Janine Johnson pitched up and some of the guys showed some nervous moments. Obviously trying to impress the selectors.
New player Alun had a solid game and looked like he fitted into the setup just fine. We left quite a few runners on base and fell off to sleep a little and they came right back at us.
The game went into an extra inning, and then we decided to show them just where we actually came from. We scored five runs in that inning which was enough for us to win the game. Contributions all round.
We had about 19 players and Coach Jimi looked like he had his hands full with making changes. Most guys got a game though and welcome to Marc Ernstein for making a guess appearance in a uniform from back when PV Botha was still president. Final score 10 – 13 to VOB. Lotsa laughs and lotsa fun. Ready for tomorrow.
It was a scorcher in Cape Town today as we took on out neighbours. Unfortunately some guys mistook the field for Athlone baths as there was lots of diving going on. Some guys took a dive into the ball, some guys took a dive next to the ball. And it soooo was not pretty. Hadley and Overs doing most of the diving looked like they saw perlamoen somewhere on that field.
Owen and Haliem looked really classy as a 72 year old struck them out with minimal effort. The man could hardly walk. Haliem may have moved one or two vertebrae as he swung into nowhere. Our pitching was great as Hadley and Glen shared the day. Our Newby Rafael Nadal started the game a little nervous but gave us quite a performance after the game which will long be remembered.
We are still having a problem with our leadoff spot as Kulpy got given the spot but struggled a bit as he hit someone the night before with his knee. Welcome back to all the guys who played their first game. Overall lots of laughter and a good afternoon in great company. Oh and Wayne still has a lam boud. 😂