Was a great game against the outlaws with Rippers hitting a few in the first innings to take an easy lead but unfortunately the strikeout curse of division 3 hit us again a few times (Ed used to live next door to a witch and used to throw bin bags over the fence and to this day has terrible bad luck).After a few unlucky strikeouts in the second, outlaws came back with 3 runs of their own to equal the scores on 3-3.
Fielding was of an enviable magnitude in the 3rd to shut out the outlaws but they did the same and shut us out (those pesky kids).
Then for some reason it all went south. Rippers fielded excellently, closing innings fast and keeping outlaws runs to a minimum but unfortunately our batting was struggling more than Theresa May’s press secretary and we just couldn’t catch a break. Outlaws caught some lovely hits and kept us at bay.
In the 7th we hit well and scored two but it wasn’t enough and at the top of the 7th – we realised Outlaws had beaten us – 11-8.
There were a few ‘iffy’ decisions on outs but the Outlaws played well and won fairly. It was a pleasure to play them and we can’t wait to meet them again.