Dragons Lose by 57 Runs.
After a splendid morning on the golf course, the Dragons assembled at Otford to play the Vine for a 40 over match. On a sunny afternoon, an even larger galaxy of Dragon celebrities with an even brighter array of clothing assembled and watched Johnny Bowden treat us all to a smash, bash and wallop of the Dragons bowlers, scoring 112 runs off 82 balls. Supported by a half-century from Mr. Watson in very good time, the Vine amassed 302-7. The pick of the bowlers was Timmy Mihill getting 2-74 off 8 overs.
In reply, after a splendid tea from the virtuoso team of Fiona Lee and Jo Farrant, possibly the greatest tea ladies in the history of cricket teas, and certainly the most attractive, the Dragons got off to a very acceptable start. Jamie ‘Talking Bollocks’ Churchman and Simon ‘I need a wife’ Wade reached 75 runs off 10 overs. Hearing his phone go ’ping’ with an opportunity for dating, Simon ‘I need a Wife’ Wade was bowled playing a very ambitious stroke, making 31 runs. Apparently the date went well until Wadey had to stay over, at which point things took a major turn for the worse. Back to the cricket.
The next few overs saw the fall of wickets to Bowden the bowler, and Badger the Batsman retired hurt due to a matter of personal inconvenience. Fortunately this has not prevented him from being the leading model of the Horny Badger toys and accessories range, being launched in the next year. In came Matt Tavaré, who displayed the most dazzling array of fantastic strokes play, who scored 81 in 66 minutes off 67 balls. With Ian ‘Basher’ Booth, they kept the Dragons in the hunt. Unfortunately, Bowden interfered with progress once again and the Dragons fell short at 243 all out. A splendid day and occasion with Sevenoaks Vine winning by 57 runs.
Bowling T Mihill (8-0-72-2) I Booth (8-0-55-1) W Downs (8-0-52-2)
Batting J Churchman (44) S Wade (31) M Tavaré (81) I Booth (34)