Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dazzlers 6, Raiders Red 4 Match - Report

Swinging in the Rain!

RaidersR 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 = 4
Dazzlers 4 0 1 0 1 0 x =

Dazzlers were singin' in the rain as the Raiders Rouge were given a lesson in tight D! With a little less moisture on the ball, this could even have been a shut out with the Dazzlers in dominant form under the grey skies of Fortress Finsbury. A much needed win was savoured by all present as a gritty victory against our nemesis from last season led to relief all round and much frivolity in the pub afterwards. Even the landlord saw how much fun we were having and showered us with complimentary victory snacks! Hell, even I bought a round.

Despite the weather, Dazzlers started brightly and had a monster 1st innings with 4 consecutive RBI's that the Raiders were powerless to stop. Despite a small blip in the 2nd where a couple of slippery overthrows literally handed them a couple of runs, Raiders just couldn't pierce the Dazzlers mega infield and a series of defensive 3 up-3 downs left the visitors needing 3 runs in the 7th just to make Dazzlers bat again. No Raiders side ever lies down in the face of defeat, and they threw everything at us in that final inning, but two outstanding pressure plays left them stranded with runners on and the Dazzlers jumping for joy, soaked but victorious. And thirsty, of course.

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