Good work Neil, always good to start with a win, and if you're feeling anything like me this evening, then the stiffness will be severe! Already cramping up tonight, not looking forward to the morning stiffness, at least not in certain areas!
We too kicked off with a tense victory. We set them a target of just under 180, and bowled them out for around 165, pretty tense for an opening game, but thoroughly satisfying. That winning feeling and excitement in the changing rooms after make all the hard work at training worthwhile. While we weren't at the top of our game, we stayed together, chipper in the field, and worked very hard to get this win. Needless to say I was delighted with the boys. We're not all going to click every week, and while a few of the batsmen will be disappointed with their contributions and the bowlers with the areas they bowled, we all gave our all and as captain I can't ask for more than that. Next week the guys that were below par this week may be our matchwinners.
On a personal note, got to 28 then failed to get hold of an expansive drive and mid-off took a relatively simple catch. Disappointing once I'd got myself in, and felt good at the crease for the first game. Huge ground, plenty of threes is not ideal. Got through six overs with the ball, one for 24.
Good workout all round, and a great start to the season.