Today was the start of my season and I have been appointed captain. We are in Prem two and are rated the sixtenth best team in the region. This is great considering two years ago when I was first picked in the team we were not even ranked in the top 50 teams. Anyway since I started playing for the team we have remained undefeated..that was until today..In my first game as captain :(
I lost the toss and they elected to bat and made 170 odd and I was very satisifed with my teams effort in the field.
However my satisfaction was about to change with barely a blink of an eyelid when we began our run chase. In no time we went from 17/0 to 30/7.
I went out to bat at number nine and supported the last remaining recoughnised batsman and occupied the crease for a good 20 overs (i shouldn't really have been bating that low but i slightly strained my hammy while bowling). We got to within 24 runs when I played around a straight one and was bowled. There was little resistance from the remaining two tailenders and we lost by 20 runs with a very dissapointing display from virtually all the specialist batsman.
But the main point of this post is to just say that I love playing the great game. I love competing. It is so good to go out there and be able to challenge the opposition with a bit of banter.
Anyone else got similar thoughts?