Well, the British summer continues to set record levels of rainfall and this match day was no different. Sherborne Prep were delighted to host Pridwin Prep from Johannesburg on Tuesday and were determined to give them a game of sorts in-between rain showers. SPS batted first and put on 105 in 25 soggy overs, with the going tough and tight fast bowling from the South Africans making it difficult to develop partnerships.
Following tea the rain really started and fielding resembled trying to stop a bar of soap. The persistent drizzle led to outrageous conditions, but the boys battled on valiantly to give our guests a game. With surface water on the pitch, a soggy looking Mr Bass at square leg and slides in the field often going on for over 10 metres everyone started enjoying the monsoon conditions. The result was largely irrelevant in such daft, flooded conditions. But the experience and conduct of the Sherborne Prep boys was absolutely first class.
Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2012