Sun 22 September Falkland Won by 6 wkts
Sat 15 September Falkland Lost by 10 wkts
We 117/10 in 39.1 overs (Ghosh 22, N.Nayar 21, Pitcher 2/16, Thomas 2/18)
They 120/0 in 13.1 overs (S.Trumper, 63*, D.Bloor 41*)
When KCC got a last minute game through the Conference as a result of the late September sun, little did we know this was going to be a day worth forgetting.
Falkland CC’s facilities were excellent, the pitch flat and the setting picturesque. That’s all of the hospitality KCC were to receive though as each Falkland bowler tucked into the medium-weak KCC batting line up. Tight bowling, a painfully slow run rate and some rather unfortunate choices of cricketing shots left the visitors 117 all out in 39 overs. The highest scorer (23 runs) was the Extras!
In reply, Falkland showed why they are a premier club in the Home Counties league. Despite a rousing speech by Skipper Tabby Khan to motivate the team to take some wickets to show we weren’t pushovers, openers Trumper and Bloor knocked off the runs in 13.1 overs and we retired early to the bar to seek solace in our tipples. It was painful to explain to the visiting girlfriend why we’d been so comprehensively beaten but the only valid point was that Falkland had clearly over-stated their strength to the Conference and an under par KCC side was always going to struggle. We hope to be back stronger next year to win…Amen.