The weather in late April can sometimes be quite pleasant in England but not today. It was freezing.
Thankfully it was dry and the match went ahead as planned with 3 sweaters the order of the day.
Springvale batted first and carried on where they left off last season with a dominant batting display posting 198 for 7.
Both openers reached their half century. Baker retired on 50 and Shav was finally bowled by Cartwright for 74
. Cartwright picked up four wickets and Hoddy grabbed two.
The Nomads reply was ponderous against accurate Springvale bowling and we were always behind the rate. There was three wickets each for Cavell and Benson.
In the end a disappointing 113 for 7 was all that could be mustered, Fearon top scoring with 33.
[Disclaimer: Any offence caused by this article is unintentional, any praise is well deserved]
Date: 29th April 2018
Start time: 1:30pm
Venue: Kings Bromley
Competition: 40 overs Friendly
Result: Springvale beat Lichfield Nomads by 85 runs
Toss: Springvale won the toss and elected to bat.
Scorer: J. Hoddy
Weather: Bitterly cold