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By no stretch of imagination could tile past season be called exciting, or even really, enjoyable. The Flying Bomb caused the cancellation of matches, and so the games, which we had looked forward to most, were not played.
The lst XI playcd six matches and was unbeaten, although three of the games were drawn. The potential batting strength was considerable, and I am bound to say that on one occasion at least it was the wicket that got us out. The shortness of the season does not warrant detailed criticisms, but Baker D., and Smith D.A., our opening pair, always showed promise and made their strokes well, as did Willmer, who had no luck at all. The departure of Timms was a toss more serious from the point of view of bowling than batting, and the attack, was never very strong. Hastings showed promise, but Williams, whose analyses were always quite good, did not bowl at all well. Baker D. bowled his leg-spinners with accuracy and took quite a lot of wickets.
It would not he fair to judgc the ground fielding on these few games, as some of the outfields were atrocious, but the catching was safe, and Ridealgh, behind the wicket, was sound.
We used the Co-op. ground in Chingford Road last season, and were well pleased with the wickets prepared for us. Thanks are due to Mr. Morgan for umpiring.