Playing old rivals Walsall Health, Nomads were not too confident about achieving a result, and Walsall Health started off at a fast pace with Armstrong and Chuck plundering the bowling. There was really little change during the innings with no-one being able to stem the flow of runs and the ‘Elf’ finished on 240-3.
Little can really be said about the Nomads innings which saw 3 gonads. Some good bowling and poor shot selection saw wickets fall at regular intervals with the only highlight being the innings of Paul Fearon with a defiant 36. Nomads then failed to even reach 100, being all out for 91.
With only a couple of close matches in recent years, Nomads v Elf contests are now becoming a little one-sided.
The home team celebrated their 30th anniversary with an al fresco awards presentation after the match; which was carried over from last year.
[Disclaimer: Any offence caused by this article is unintentional, any praise is well deserved]
Date: 6th June 2021
Start time: 1:30pm
Venue: Rushall C.C.
Competition: 40 overs Friendly
Scores: Walsall Health 240 for 3, Lichfield Nomads 91 all out,
Result: Walsall Health beat Lichfield Nomads by 149 runs
Toss: Walsall Health won the toss and elected to bat
Scorers: N. Bryars / J. Hoddy
Report: J. Hoddy
Weather: Hot, sunny