Mackintosh finish 10th season on a high
12:02pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
NARROWLY missing out on the runners-up spot by a single point, local cricket side Mackintosh Church finished a creditable third in the South Wales FTL League.
Although Sully Spartans, under the leadership of former Mackintosh all rounder David Morgan, ran away with the title, Mackintosh captain and ever present Sam German was pleased with his team's showing over the season.
Initially, the Mack had to contend with the departure of a posse of star Indian players and took the field with just seven men in their first two fixtures, but help was at hand in a real show of cricketing spirit and comradeship.
For the first fixture, Glenwood B skipper Mathew Sutton loaned the Mack three players to ensure their game went ahead and, in the second fixture against Spartans, Morgan similarly proved that cricket is, or should be, the game of fair play. Mackintosh thank him for this assistance.
Following this difficult start, German took decisive action to restore his depleted ranks together with the invaluable assistance of vice-captain and leading batsman Chris Howe who, it should be noted, is amateur cricket's answer to professional football's Lionel Messi!
By the end of Mackintosh's 10th anniversary season, no less, the pair had succeeded in getting together a team to take on the league's best and win.
Finally, and befitting the anniversary, Mack finished on a high with a nine-wicket win over Cardiff City Pythons
P W L Pts
Sully Spartans 8 8 0 111
Glamorgan Centurions 8 4 3 73
Mackintosh Church 8 5 3 72
Glenwood B 8 5 2 71
Highways Hurricanes 8 5 3 65
Planning Pythons 8 3 4 43
Celtic Hawks 8 2 6 40
Glenwood A 8 1 6 26
Cardiff Bay Barbarians 8 1 6 26