Brockley, sponsored by UberWebDesign, welcomed an unbeaten Sudbury II to the Brockley Oval and , in the way that night follows day , a Brockley fielding performance followed the toss.
Brockley found early success as Sykes (1 for 18) and Firth (4 for 57) removed the openers but were unable to stop Sudbury rebuilding to 145 for two before a clatter of wickets that was less of biblical and more of Brockley scale saw the likely score of 230+ reined back to 206 for 7.
this was due to some tight bowling from Hawley who was making his welcome return to the first team and some strong all round fielding with Browning and the late deputising McGann again making a difference and Sykes making it clear that the Inspector Gadget right hand that Richard Jones had deployed at Tuddenham was a club rather than personal purchase.
sadly it had not been available for Sykes’s previous 5 opportunities which left captain Huffer with the difficult decision of whether to call the unfortunate batsman back as it just didn’t seem fair or right.
in reply Brockley got off to a flier. The 50 came up in the eighth over and the first wicket didn’t fall until 76 when Richard Jones (36) departed .
however they quickly proved that the Sudbury lower order was rock solid by comparison as wickets fell faster than Brockley tri club Park Run records.
only Huffer (16) stayed with the stalwart Park Run champion Fisher (80 no) as Sudbury recorded a thoroughly deserved victory by 30 runs in a match played in a perfect spirit which was very welcome.