Skittles Challenge Match with Wessex MG Club

Thursday 24thOctober 2019

Following our 2 defeats by The Wessex Club last year, a return match was arranged on our home territory at The Beacon, Haresfield.

A team of 11 plus supporters made the journey for the Wessex team and all arrived safely on a wet night.

After a bit of a natter, play commenced. We played 2 legs and were into the 3rdwhen the food arrived and play suspended as the food was far more important. At that stage we were winning by 3 points.

The 3rdleg was then resumed. Obviously, the food helped sharpen the Wessex bowling as they easily pulled ahead of us by the end of that leg. We had a much better 4th leg, however it wasn’t enough to win the day. Wessex came out on top and took the trophy with a score of 246 and Gloucestershire scored 233. Peter Hine from the Wessex Team was the overall top scorer over the 4 legs with a very commendable score of 33.

So the trophy was duly presented back to Martyn, the Wessex Chairman and a return match next year was informally discussed. Hopefully we can take the Trophy away from the Wessex team then!

Thanks to all our team members for a valiant effort. Martyn, on behalf of his Wessex team, has also thanked us for a fantastic evening and they also enjoyed the food. Thanks to them for making an enjoyable evening all round – even if we did lose again!