Our final game of the season saw us travel to Acton CC at the park club. Unfortunately there is no “Park club” anymore so we were reduced to a timber shed and a gazebo.
The Ealing warm up more lethargic than a Dwayne Leverock gym session saw captain Fairbairn injured after bowling one delivery, also saw the return of Robert Bentley, injured in the first game of the season making it through unscathed. Acton won the toss and elected to bat first.
Munjot and Viraj on debut took the new ball for Ealing and made a steady start. Veteran and former Hampshire Hawk Jack Sheppard made the break through as he clean bowled Burrows for 15. Ealing then took regular wickets youngster Andre Raubenheimer tied up one end beautifully, with the returning Robert Bentley really starting to get into his stride at the other, he ended up with figures of 3-32 and was the pick of the Ealing bowlers as Ealing reduced Acton to 148 all out from 41.3 overs.
In reply Ealing got off to a poor start as Oli Simpson (1) and Robbie Connelly (6) were sent packing early doors. Tom Good looked to stabilise things and anchor the innings he needed a really big anchor and finally drowned for 38. Ealing were now treading water at 67-4 wickets kept tumbling frequently, Robert Bentley the only player to make double figures 16 to be exact, as the last 6 wickets fell for 33 runs and Ealing were condemned to a very very disappointing loss, one which pretty much summed up the season. It was a quick turnaround in the Gazebo and everyone reported back to the club in one piece for the end of season party hopefully more enjoyable than the days cricket!