I couldn’t hold out any longer…two weeks without any sport and I was a broken man. So I made my excuses from Her Majesty’s BBQ in the garden and headed to the Oval for Surrey Lions versus the Scotland Saltires. Yes I knew the weather forecast wasn’t good but with a game almost on the doorstep I couldn’t miss it.
The Lions came into the Ladies Day game as the only unbeaten side in their division with four wins from five games and expected to beat the Scots with ease who had only one win from five.
Surrey Lions v Scotland Saltires 124-4 (23 overs) – The Oval – Tuesday 5th June 2012
Of course the weather won. Scotland won the toss and made heavy going of their innings, struggling to 23-3 off 8 overs before Symes and Mommsen came to the crease. Their unbeaten stand of 78 looked promising before the heavy rain came down and drew proceedings to a close.
The crowd of just a few hundred were consoled by the fly past of the Red Arrows and free cake celebrating Ladies Day although we missed out on a refund by just 18 balls.
Not exactly the start to the 2012 Domestic Season I had planned, but with so much cricket coming up it can only get better, surely?