OSCC, 74 all out, lost to Cranfield, 236-8, by a shed-load
Sometimes, so they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
And, really, what is there to say about a doomed run chase where the scoreboard read 8 for 6 after 9.1 overs?
Thus, rather than dwell at length on the unfortunate trip to Cranfield, let a single picture offer silent testimony to a day that ended in another defeat.
It is the battered helmet of a warrior of Offley.
It is the helmet of a warrior brought low in battle, a warrior who demonstrated his passion for the cause by reacting to his dismissal (and, surprisingly enough, his first duck of the year) by venting his frustration on his helmet.
If only he had thought to strike the ball with the same passion, rather than, yet again, missing a straight one.
Matty Taylor, we salute you.