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Cricket: Batters Make Hay as Bowlers Toil in the Hot Sun!

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This time 22 runs were needed, so the task was a little harder, but surely Metro’s Asif was under huge pressure as this was just his fourth over of the season

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And the winner is … “The game of cricket”!

Group photo of the Metro Devils team on the grass smiling in sun

The Devils had a stressful start to this Sunday match – unsure if all the players could get onto the train at Waterloo and Clapham junction was the start. Then on arriving at Fratton station, one of the book cabs was almost taken by someone waiting at the rank; not that any of the three cabbies knew where to go for Hillsea cricket club. Dropped outside Portsmouth college, the team had to phone Hampshire before the friendly club groundsman appeared out of the bushes on the far side of the road.

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Cricket: What a Difference a Week Makes!

Metro cricket team group photo

This time 22 runs were needed, so the task was a little harder, but surely Metro’s Asif was under huge pressure as this was just his fourth over of the season

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Cricket: Northants Edge Nail Bitery

Metro cricket team group photo

On a beautiful hot day where the shade of the listed trees just outside the boundary was essential for keeping the batting sides cool as they waited to bat and drinks being needed at seven over intervals both for the players and the umpires, all those watching were treated to a classic game. It was a day for records with umpire Alan Pierce standing in his 1,000th match and more records to follow after the toss had been won by Northants who chose to bowl.

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Cricket: Hampshire Squeeze Past Devils in the Sunshine

Group photo of the Metro Devils team on the grass smiling in sun

The Devils had a stressful start to this Sunday match – unsure if all the players could get onto the train at Waterloo and Clapham junction was the start. Then on arriving at Fratton station, one of the book cabs was almost taken by someone waiting at the rank; not that any of the three cabbies knew where to go for Hillsea cricket club. Dropped outside Portsmouth college, the team had to phone Hampshire before the friendly club groundsman appeared out of the bushes on the far side of the road.

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