Cricketing revenge, a dish best served cold

Mustard Foods tasted sweet revenge, beating Dawsongroup Temperature Control Solutions in the second annual cricket match.

The first edition of the match, DGTCS took the victory, smashing Mustard and leaving the squad hankering for revenge.

That finally came as we headed to the Bletchley Rugby Club decking out in cricketing blues.

After an early start to sunny Bedfordshire, with a brief stop at the Red Lion along the way, the game was on with Mustard captain Adrian McCaffrey winning the toss and deciding to bat first on a flat batting surface.

Mustard scored 147 runs thanks in part to solid start of over 50 by the openers, an impressive innings from Jonny Francis and a huge six from James Durrant.

A special mention to those who have never picked up a cricket bat but learned quickly; Konstantin Andonov, Pavel Iliev, Edgar Solis and Karolina Lenkiewicz all displayed energy and enthusiasm to help the team.

Dawsons were next in with Mustards’ opening bowlers Kevin Sweeney and Tanguy Durrant tight and hard to score off, leaving the opposition 30/4 after seven overs.

It was more of the same as the match continued with Dawsons unable to recover, falling to 50/7.

That gave Mustard the opportunity to blood a few first-time bowlers, already preparing for next year’s return fixture.

Dawsons fell some 50 runs short of the target with a sweet victory for Mustard levelling the series at 1-1.

McCaffrey said: “A huge thank you to Dawsons, who were great hosts on what was a wonderful day out.

“While it was fantastic to level the series, the comradery after as we enjoyed a few drinks and shared stories in the bar was something special.

“Until next year; the decider is already being planned for summer!”

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