Our 1’s chasing finals, smashed the second bottom team last week making 250 odd, then skittled them for only 28, sent them in again only to miss out on the outright win by a solitary wicket and therefore miss out on the 2 crucial points to catapult them from 5th into the top four to 3rd. Hence they were in 4th by a bee’s ■■■■ of 0.002%. Percentage however was still gained by taking 19 wickets on the day.
Today their opponents were the top team and the team in 5th were playing the second last team Old Camberwell. Old Camberwell Grammarians guts out a total of 198 off 45 overs on the Mercantile Association website, meanwhile our 1’s bowled out the top team for 164, a total they chased down with 5 balls to spare and three wickets in hand. The ■■■■ up started as we awaited the result in which National chased down Old Camberwell losing 6 wickets and batting an over out, overtaking and making a total of 204, all the club’s wannabe mathematicians came out of the woodwork unanimously thinking we’d get pipped. Eventually a call made to league exec and so it was, our 1’s missed out by a total of 0.0086%
It just wasn’t meant to be, so the ‘what ifs?’ conversation came up as we plundered the Esky and in jest we looked for scapegoats such as the ex President and club legend who asked for a bowl a fortnight ago and went for 21 runs in one over. Gonna get a lot of mileage out of that, a good sledge for next season, costing the club a potential premiership. Presidents eh?..always looking out for themselves.