So far this season, flitting between the Firsts and the Seconds, Bret Painter has been something of a talisman, only finishing on the losing side once. That’s something of an achievement in itself given the patchy start to the league campaign the club has had. On Saturday, Bret made his biggest contribution to date, steering the Seconds to victory in what was proving to be a tricky run chase against Hertford II. His calm 43 not out may not have been the highest score of the weekend but it was by far and away the most valuable.
Every week, the chairman will select the player who has produced the most exceptional cricketing performance of the weekend programme. It won’t necessarily be the highest scorer nor the bowler who has the best figures but someone who has produced that little bit of magic to win a game or turn a match around. We hope his or her team-mates join the celebration by paying for their drinks at the bar.
Editor’s note: Apologies for the late post