Well, I don't know about other CWers but my cricket season started yesterday so I thought I'd make this thread so that if there are any others of you out there whose season has also started, we can chat about it and what not.
On a personal level we lost by 147 runs. We lost the toss and were asked to bowl first. They made 332/4 after 48 overs. I took 1/64 from 9 overs. Their number 3 made 213*, though he was dropped 8 times. 3 of which were off my bowling. At one point I had figures of 1/33 from 7, then the captain decided it'd be wise to switch my ends which then resulted in me being hit for 31 from my next two overs. It wasn't particularly easy bowling up the slope, against the wind and with a leg side boundary that was approximately 40something yards.
Yes, the boundary really was that small. The match was played on the club's U11's pitch, on the same ground but on the strip nearest that boundary, the rest of the boundary is then marked by cones apparently. Anyway, it was a farce.
What grinds my cricket gears is when you set your field and ask fielder A to go out on the rope and fielder B to stand by the bench and then what follows is a series of one bounce fours over fielder A's head and the ball cannoning into the bench. I'm not bitter, misfields happen off every bowler. I'll deal with it.
Batting was a shambles, I came in at number 7 and finished with a little 13* to see us to an extra batting point.
There's my rant, hope your first/second/third/fiftieth games of the season went a little better.