Tom indeed is excited beyond measure, and it is all the sixth-form boy, kindest and safest of goal-keepers, has been able to do, to keep him from rushing out whenever the ball has been near their goal.
But now Griffith's baskets are empty, the ball is placed again midway, and the School are going to kick off.
Again and again the cloud of their players- up gathers before our goal, and comes threatening on, and Warner or Hedge, with young Brooke and the relics of the bull-dogs, break through and carry the ball back; and old Brooke ranges the field like Job's war-horse.
The quarter to five has struck, and the play slackens for a minute before goal; but there is Crew, the artful dodger, driving the ball in behind our goal, on the island side, where our quarters are weakest.
Reckless of the defence of their own goal, on they come across the level big-side ground, the ball well down amongst them, straight for our goal, like the column of the Old Guard up the slope at Waterloo.
The ball rolls slowly in behind the School-house goal, not three yards in front of a dozen of the biggest School players-up.
The blood of all the Browns is up, and the two rush in together, and throw themselves on the ball, under the very feet of the advancing column--the prepostor on his hands and knees, arching his back, and Tom all along on his face.
Khushdil Shah 93, 80 balls
, 5x4s, 6x6s, Sohail Akhtar 85, 55 balls
, 7x4s, 6x6s, Fawad Khan 40, 42 balls
, 5x4s, 2x6s, Muhammad Imran 4-38, Khurram Shahzad 2-83).
Saud Shakeel was top scorer with 82 runs which he gathered playing 98 balls
and hitting 8 fours and 1 six while he was ably assisted by Hassan Mohsin, who struck 36-ball
55 with the help of 6 fours and 1 six.