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Match report: Egham Roses and Fizzy Pimms Wear it Pink Charity Day 11/06/17

Fizzy pimms day arrived with a twist, Hampton wick double booked their pitch and instead the Nomads had the pleasure of playing in front of Her Majesty at Windsor's Home Park.

 

We're pretty sure the Queen would of been impressed with all the pink on show particularly Sparkie in his tutu, all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

 

The toss was won and the Nomads had a bat. Tuffers and the Rabbi promptly got the Nomads off to possibly their best opening stand of the season.

 

Many were enjoying the spread of Pimms and cheese laid out by the magnificent Sparkie as the Rabbi fell.

 

The Nomads scored a very competitive 219, with a fluent 43 from Tuffers, aggressive stroke play from Meet (36) and Smartie (25), allied with a slightly less fluent 53 from the returning and sleep deprived Dopey Merch.

 

Wickets fell quickly as Meet, Dopey Merch, Genie, Judge and Sparkie succumbed in short order.

 

The innings was finished with great momentum thanks to a partnership from Clint and Assassin, with the latter scoring all round the wicket, including a reserve sweep.

 

Tea was excellent as always. The Nomads took to the field, a few slightly intoxicated by all the sun and Pimms absorbed.

 

The ever reliable opening bowling partnership of Judge and the Godfather got the Nomads off to a good start with the Godfather picking up a couple wickets.

 

The Nomads were forced to bowl and field at their best as Egham Roses played particularly aggressively and with one intent in mind; to win.

 

The Nomads continued to pick up wickets at the other end, building pressure on the Roses skipper. Wickets from richard and Sparkie in the middle period proving to be important.

 

The match climaxed with Meet being trusted with the ball. Bowling to a set but injured Roses skipper on 114 needing 4 off the last ball.

 

With the field spread the Roses skipper struck the ball cleanly and flat towards the long on boundary to only be denied by nomads stand in skipper Roy taking a magnificent catch and stopping a six in the process.

 

The Nomads sneaked the win in an absolute classic of a match. Great fixture, great day, good cricket played.

 

The numbers are not yet finalised, and donations can still be made, but the total raised looks to be around £400. If you would like to donate, please click here: http://bit.ly/2rrRsW6.

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