A young and inexperienced Wave XI were beaten by an Invitational XI on Sunday. Captained by former CBHS 1st XI opening bowler Harri Langworthy, the Wave were sent into the field and looked promising with some early success.
Mitch Cox took wickets with his unorthodox left-arm medium-pacers, but the middle of the Invitational batting order kicked on and the air was taken out of the Wave XI bowling attack.
Former Wave Captain and current Colts recruitment machine Ryan Turner did keep hope alive with some extraordinary bowling but it was too little too late as the boys were checking their palms for holes, catches win matches.
Gareth Dalmeida and his crew amassed 235 runs and they would bolt into the outfield brimming with confidence looking to shut down a Wave battling line up which could only be described as "interesting".
In the nets, batting warm-ups were restricted to but a few balls as wickets fell at a rapid pace. "Le Resistance" came in an unexpected package, Chris "The Hammer" Quigley scored at will and was retired early.
With his retirement, the run rate stalled and the nets were kept cold as batsmen continued to fall, not even a cameo from "Mr Cricket" himself would stop the Invitational XI from taking a well-deserved win.
Special mention to Tobias Cochrane-Dyte who before Sunday had never picked up a bat, hitting 2 fours and finishing a stellar inning on 11 runs. "we don't play Cricket in Scotland"
Thanks to Sumner Cricket club for putting on an amazing event for family and especially kids.