Unpack Bags. Head to changing room. Inspect the pitch.
One of the first things every cricketer does when they arrive at a cricket game is to inspect the pitch. Half of us have no idea what we're doing but will end up saying, it looks green. We should bowl.
But every cricketer, non-cricketer and their relatives would know that it would be a bowl-first wicket at Hounslow and Whitton after the rain had impacted the wicket.
A dismal sigh spoke on from the Wycombe changing room as they were informed that they had lost the toss and subsequently put into bat.
Accomplished captain Matt Dodds mentioned: "After a horrible week for availability where covid isolations really took their toll, we arrived to find a soggy green top, and were unsurprisingly put in by the opposition skipper. It was tough going and we limped to 157 all out."
"Our bowlers did their best to defend the total, and once again we showed great spirit and commitment in the field, taking 5 wickets, but we proved about 50 runs short."
Some comedy did flicker through the dark shrouds of cloud above as a topic piece of field placement saw a boundary fielder moved to long-on. The next ball the batsmen hit the red leather straight to the fielder.
"I wish it always worked like that" commented the disappointed skipper.
"We now find ourselves bottom of the table and needing some wins to move up. "