Skipper Silent Joe Pickering came under fire on Sunday from unnamed
family members teammates for the pedestrian pace of his innings as Gumley successfully chased down Laughton & Mowsley's total of 221 for 8 on a flat belter at the Top.
Silent Joe belted 22 fours and 2 sixes (that's 100 for the non-mathematicians) in a better-than-a-run-ball innings of 148 not out that led Gumley to victory over their nearest and fiercest rivals with 222 for none with four overs to spare of the allotted 40.
But that was not enough for some who felt the game could have been ended in about 32 overs had Silent Joe showed more ambition and dynamism at the crease and "run the twos on offer".
"Why's he just nudging it around today? He's not playing his shots like yesterday?" complained one onlooker holding a glass that was half empty.
Silent Joe was silent after the game, but Young Cohen took the opportunity to hit back at his critics.
"The main difference between the two innings was that today every other ball wasn't a waist high leg-side full toss. That makes it slightly easier to score quickly," he said.
Laughton and Mowsley also came in for criticism after the emphatic 10 wicket defeat.
"We need to work hard," shouted one disappointed player. "We need to put our backs into it. Come on Laughton. Come on."