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Box Score

May. 9, 2011

dropsy |ˈdräpsē|

1 noun ( pl. -sies)

old-fashioned or less technical term for edema . [ORIGIN: Middle English : shortening of idropesie, earlier form of obsolete hydropsy, via Old French and Latin from Greek hudrōps ‘dropsy,’ from hudōr ‘water.’ ]

2 adj.

disease affecting Buckinghamshire cricket team.

In time honoured tradition The Misfits took to the field against The Bank of England with some of the team still en route.  A very tidy opening spell by the returning Matt Line (1 for 25 from 11) and youngster Freddie Owen restricted The Bank initially and when Owen claimed an early wicket things looked promising but then dropsy set in. Broughton scoring 45 eventually was dropped on at least 3 occasions and Hassan who made 46 dropped twice. But in true Misfits style the malaise didn’t stop there they went on to drop another 3 or possibly more chances. Freddie Owen finishing with 4 wickets is testimony to the spirit of youth.  Paul Partridge keeping for the first time in around a year managed to take 4 catches. Alan Lever bowled well for 4 overs picking up a wicket but injury called a halt to his efforts, Alan Scott returning for a rare but welcome appearance bowled tidily too unfortunately without return and The Bank were eventually restricted to 171 from 42 overs.

But after tea business as usual, an early set back in the second over followed by a second wicket without much score on the board seemed to have set the course. But the ever reliable James Lyne dug in and grafted his way to 40 and another welcome returning Misfit Ed Sanderson going on eventually to 39 contrived to make a game of it before the habitual batting collapse that marks many Misfits innings set in and the team were all out for 104 with 8 overs left.

Thanks to all that made the journey and better luck next time…..surely we’ll never drop as many catches again.

See you at Ballinger for a 2pm start on Sunday May 15th.




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