Got up and what with it being nice and sunny and with not a lot else to do we (Ben, Joe and I) drove over to the SLH ground with a plan to retrieve some of the 5 or 6 balls that went into and never came back out of the long grass. Having witnessed the half hearted attempts at retrieving the balls I was sure that if we went down there with some sticks and a gardening equipment we'd find ourselves a veritable cricket ball graveyard. With 5 or 6 balls per game disappearing into the long grass, brambles and nettles it seemed to me that we'd possibly come away from a good search with at least half a dozen balls if not more.
So we spent a good 30-40 minutes having a dig and scrape around and do you think we could find a single ball? Nope - not a single bloody ball, not even an old one that may have been there for months or years! I can only imagine that someone has a dog that's trained to sniff cricket balls out and they come along at the end of the day or first thing in the morning and he gets them all! Other than that the badgers and foxes must be storing them up to sell them on ebay!
No real practice today. Threw a few balls at Ben and Joe's training session at B&PCC and that was it.
I don't know whether this is a good thing to be doing, but I've just roughly figured out my bowling stats for this season after this weeks performance.
Average - 8.29; RPO 3.67 SR 13.41
Which is an improvement on all of last weeks figures.