The opponent began dangerously. ACC was allowed to field. And they had cheese on that. They had a couple of good bowlers. So much so that at one point Cedric stood with me and said, “Don’t write anything down about this match.” Still, a nice 4 from Carlin was followed up by two 4s from Cedric. However, we also had several outings before us.
The awe of the opponent was accompanied by tremendously enthusiastic ACC parents. Not only were the fathers in particular exuberant about their own team’s achievements, our U11 was also warmly cheered.
This good atmosphere was accompanied, on the one hand, by a professional silence at the scoring table and, on the other, by complete pleasant chaos around the scoreboard: the score was kept lustily from both teams, with some losing their way at times and the occasional scoreboard.
When we started fielding, it turned out we weren’t so bad off after all. It started with tight bowling from Alejo, followed by a pike dive resulting in a catch from Farhaan. Then Eddy showed with a nice catch that he was also on target and Tijn hit the wicket as a bowler.
In the debriefing, the reporter on the spot caught: “went well”, “played well, but not as well as Wednesday” and “actually I’m the man of the match”. Anyway: it was as friendly as a friendly match can be. Of course, we concluded that together in the clubhouse.