After disappointingly not playing our previous two matches due to the weather, it was a great relief to have a warm, dry and mainly sunny evening for our trip to the picturesque Easton ground.
Skipper Mike F won the toss and elected to bat. He was greatly relieved, as he walked out to open with the Professor, to see the Talks’ family vehicle arrive carrying four keen and able cricketers raring to go; quite a feat (& a Racqueteers first) having four members of the same clan appearing in a cricket team!
The innings started positively with the Professor (25*), Mike F (27*) & David F (25*) all getting retired. Easton bowled well and fielded intelligently & defensively on the quirky bowl-like Easton ground, keeping us to 126, our total boosted with a fine late cameo from Harry T (27*).
Despite tenacious bowling including a fast spell from Harry T and a wicket apiece for the Professor & Mike F (who dismissed Stu B!) the Wanderers never really struggled to keep up with the run rate & reached the necessary 127 with 2 overs to spare.
The evening concluded with a barbecue on the clubhouse balcony accompanied by the most intense and beautiful rainbow spreading its colourful arc over the surrounding Hampshire downland.
We march on to the hallowed turf of Meads to face Winchester College next week!