NEVER mind a game of two halves – the summer of 2007 is proving to be a season of two halves!
That’s the case for many of the Oval Group Evening League clubs, who have faced serious disruption from endless rainfall.
And it’s certainly true for Ashbrow Garage, who have just come through a four-week layoff which has left them behind with their fixtures.
The Hall Bower-based club had been on a good run when the rain took its toll and their first game back after the enforced break saw them slump to defeat against Royal Sports.
But they bounced back this week with a thrilling one-run victory over Jacobs Well and secretary John Cooper believes they can get back on course.
“It has been like starting the season all over again.
“We were going pretty well when we were hit by the rain, which meant we were four weeks without a match.
“Royal have managed to play more games than most and when we did meet them, they were too strong.
“But we were back on form against Jacobs, with Rob Flowers getting the winning run off the very last ball”.
Jacobs made 114 up at Hall Bower but Ashbrow held their nerve to win.
Flowers has been a batsman in form as have Chris Madden and Jonathan Speight.
On the bowling front, Rob Lucas has been a mainstay but there have also been more than useful contributions from Speight and Ian Hesling, although he has not been available for many games.
Cooper said: “I’d like to think we can be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.
“We lost to Upperthong and had points deducted for an illegal player against Jacobs Well earlier in the summer, but I think we can challenge.
“Royal look the best bet, as they have got the points in the bag and do look a strong side”.