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Although there’s no such thing as a good loss, this wasn’t a particularly bad one. We were playing in their place, and they’re a talented team. When it comes down to it, since the standings are based upon individual games won or lost and not matches, a 7-6 loss is not so much worse than a 7-6 win.
And yet it did bother me. Mostly because I shot very poorly in cricket, my worst showing in that game in at least a year. If you think I’m exaggerating, check out the stats above. It takes some very bad shooting to drop that far in only one match—just two games of cricket.
On the positive side, also take a look at my teammates’ cricket scores, and see how they all picked their games up to compensate for my woes. Red in particular had the best two cricket games he’s shot in years. So all in all, this could have been much worse.
Next week we have our second match against the Dart Fellas. They’re a nice bunch of guys, but we have to aim not only to beat them, but to beat them big. (It’s the games won that count, remember, not the matches.) It’s not a coincidence that the two teams that have more wins than we do are the only teams to have played the Dart Fellas twice. Just to keep pace, we really need to win in double digits.
And to do that, we’ll all have to play well.
Final score: a 7-6 loss.