Sunday, 8 May
It’s Ambridge’s opening match of the ‘Ashes’ against Darrington, but Tracy is a no show. Worried Pat calls in to see her, sympathising when she sees how down she is. Pat tries to persuade her back to the cricket – the team needs her. But Tracy feels no-one wants a loser like her around; she has nothing to offer. In that case, declares Pat, she’ll leave. Tracy can choose to stay at home and ruminate, or join them and support her team. Tracy turns it round and goes to the match after all, which Ambridge wins. Tony tells her she made the difference. Tracy’s grateful Pat gave her a talking to. She’s seen what it’s like when a team leader lets everyone down, and she doesn’t want to do the same.
Jill’s looking forward to watching Leonard at the match with his ‘lucky bat’. Fallon reckons she might wander over later too – she thinks the Veterans competition is a good idea. Fallon’s delighted when Jill takes two of her new recipe quiches to try at Brookfield. She’s using some secret ingredients. But later at the match Fallons’s chatting with Pat when she remembers she’s used the wrong jar of ingredients – Jill’s quiches will taste horrible! She rushes to Brookfield with replacements to find Jill replete, and celebrating Leonard’s winning run earlier. Mortified Fallon’s full of apologies, but Jill insists the family enjoyed every morsel of the quiches. Some of the best dishes have been the result of ‘creative mistakes’. This inspires Fallon to consider holding a competition for a brand new dish.