The Badgers took themselves off to Croydon for the first game of the season in April and what a lovely time we had.

Batting first, some initial rustiness was calmed down by a J. Lee 50 and some Cornish hitty hitting. It was quite good. Spurred on by his parents' attendance and a deep desire to provide some children with a character forming lesson, he walloped 122 off 57.

Going in to field with 291 on the board always makes the job a bit easier and the Badgers surely , if not slightly too slowly, got through the wickets and overs. Cade nicking a five-fer and Dolli taking three.

Support came from a variety of Badger WAGS and senior Badgers popping in to say hello. The attendance of Jules minus a Fjoordy and their skip having a striking resemblance to him did make things a bit confusing.

We then had a superb time in the Addiscombe clubhouse as per last year, Ben's mum even taught me the best method for drinking from a jug.

Saturday 21st April 2018 Addiscombe Addiscombe vs Badgers Battersea Badgers

Battersea Badgers 291 for 9 (40 overs)

  • Cornish 122 (57)
  • Lee 58 (89)
  • Hamblin 22 (11)
  • Cloke 21 (30)
  • Unknown 3/3 (4)
  • Unknown 3/51 (8)
  • Unknown 2/32 (8)

Addiscombe 241 for 10 (37.5 overs)

  • Unknown 54 (0)
  • Unknown 43 (0)
  • Unknown 38 (0)
  • Unknown 31 (0)
  • Cade 5/32 (6.5)
  • Dollimore 3/37 (8)
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