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16th October 2011


CricketFest.  16th October 2011 

You should have been there.  The CricketFest at the New Cartama Oval saw a six-a-side round robin tournament of five local teams in ten matches.  

A tad over seven hours of play saw more than 1,000 runs scored in 100 overs for less than 50 wickets. And not many of those were catches. After all, with only four fielders there are many places the ball can fall harmlessly to ground. 

The fielders had to try though and much scurrying about was the order of the day.Fast and furious it was - blink and you were sure to miss something. 

Marbella Riders won all their four matches to lift the trophy with maximum points. Their skipper Nushan took the Best Bowling trophy with his six wickets. 

Despite being hampered by an injury and barely able to run, Morly’s onslaught with the bat brought a string of boundaries in the final innings to give him the Best Batting trophy. 

The Best Fielding trophy went to Tom for his road runner impersonation - who needs other fielders with a Tom in their side? 

The day passed in a lively hubbub of chatter and laughter as friends and relatives enjoyed the occasion, not to mention the barbeque,  and the children played in the autumn sunshine. 

To top it all there followed superb live post match music from Paul Dobie and Danny Morgan, belting out a varied selection of crowd pleasing favourites.  Who says that dancing in the pavilion is just not cricket? 

Like I said, you really should have been there. 

Back to normal next week.  Fuengirola v Mijas Costa, 10:30 start.