1XI MATCH REPORTS 2021
Saturday April 10 - Pre-Season Friendly v Bradford & Bingley @ Amber Cars Britannia Ground
After much hard work from many members and players preparing the ground and COVID protection, it was good to see cricket being played on a good pitch against Bradford and Bingley.
The fielding looked sharp, brothers Jaime and Jacques Allan took wickets and all bowlers got through some useful overs before driving snow hit the Amber Cars Britannia ground. Yes snow!
After a long break play resumed, again after much hard work and with the sensible decision for the Congs to bat and both teams therefore to get into shape before the serious stuff starts next Saturday.
The visitors attack looked swift but a patient start augered well for the home team but I must admit that after over four hours sat outside, I returned home before hypothermia set in.
A well organised start to the campaign and my men of the match were the two umpires who looked smart and in good form as they defied the elements.
Saturday April 17 - Hartshead Moor @ Highmoor Lane
The much anticipated start of the cricket season ended in disappointment for the 1st XI as they lost to Hartshead Moor by 2 wickets.
Having been put into bat Congs were well set at 65-2 at drinks, but collapsed to 84 all out.
Hartshead I am sure hoped for an easy run chase but Congs fought hard to force an unlikely win. The locals would have had a scare seeing them slump to 72-8, but knocked the runs off in the 26th over.
Congs will hope to get back to winning ways next week against Keighley at the Amber Cars Britannia Ground.