Comenius CC won by 34 runs
Playing against touring teams is always both a pleasure and an adventure. As well as meeting nice new players and sharing good times with no pressure, there is the uncertainty of what is a good score, who is the best batsman, and many more variables. So when Comenius were asked to arrange a match at Lake Balaton for a group of Scotsmen partying at the Balaton Sound festival for a stag weekend, the invitation was readily accepted.
Electing to bat, the Hungarians soon lost their first two wickets, but the bowling was generally kind to the batsmen and a score of 84 was put on the board. Only three batsmen got to double figures, while four succumbed to ducks. Now, what would happen when the Scots batted?
The answer came quickly, with the first six wickets falling for just two runs! In their defence, they did admit they were more of a football team than a cricket team. Perhaps the batting order was to blame, as the 'tail' managed to take the score along to 50, but nobody was ever really in doubt about the result after the explosive start.
At the end of the match the generosity of the Scottish team was really exposed when they all donated their trousers to the cause of Hungarian cricket. (Luckily not much else was exposed, thanks to some trees and some boxer shorts.) In addition they gave all their pads, gloves, boxes (some still in their wrapping, others used!) and bats, leaving them plenty of space in their luggage to take home some Hungarian goodies.
So a big thank you to Rob Roy Reds CC for coming and sharing a lovely sunny day at Balaton. Next time, we'll give you a game of footie!
Man of the match: Viktor Voros