The firsts were comprehensively outplayed by Stoke who ran out deserved winners.
Harold thought we weren’t helped by playing the final at home and our preparation wasn’t what it might have been. Stoke’s 178 was a terrific score and it was always going to be difficult after that. Another school of thought was that we might have fairedbetter with an old bloke bowling slow swing.
It didn’t help that star man Raz was at the Open Golf at Sandwich. This prompted debate as to whether golf is a proper sport or is it more a sport in the way darts and snooker are sports. After all golfers don’t sweat- they even have someone to carry their clubs for them.