The Sliders responded in the best possible way to last week’s defeat with a solid 15-7 win over a short handed Angels last night at Newforge Lane. A rejigged infield dealt comfortably with everything that came their way in the first inning with Jonny pitching well on debut (and one leg) against his old side.
Last time out it was Sliders’ batting that let them down but this time round they rediscovered the old form with a more patient approach. It was a sign of things to come when Dave cleared the fence first up, a trick he repeated at his next bat. A combination of big hitting and aggressive base running kept the scoreboard ticking and although the Angels landed a couple of big blows of their own (another lost ball) the Sliders fielding didn’t let them down this time. Will and Marian back playing at shortstop and second, repeatedly picked off the lead runners and Kirsty, on third for the first time, also got in on the act late in the game. Tim came off of the bench to bag a homerun of his own before taking the winning catch.
High points: Homeruns for Dave (x3) and Tim. Jonny making his Sliders debut. The sun bringing out the spectators!
Next up: A trip to league champions and old rivals the Brawlers on 22nd May.