1st XI Cricket v Cargilfield

Wednesday 3rd May

Cargilfield won by 69 runs

1st cricket 3 may

Photograph by Mrs Letts
Another glorious, sunny Wednesday! What a difference the sun makes! A perfect afternoon for cricket with some very encouraging individual performances to match. Cargilfield won the toss and elected to bat first.
Hamish and Lachlan opened the bowling, although struggled to find their line or length. However, some electric fielding kept the Cargilfield run rate down. In fact our fielding throughout the innings was good with a total of 4 run outs. As a result the Cargilfield batsmen had to work hard for their runs and had our bowling been a little more consistent, we wouldn’t had to have chased a total anything close to the 149 that we were set. Otto, Harris and Lachlan each claimed a wicket with Harris being the most economical of our bowlers.
In reply our innings didn’t get off to a good start. Hamish played a lovely off drive which went straight to mid-off. Tommy set off for the run, realized his mistake but couldn’t get back in time to prevent being run out. Had it not been a direct hit, he might have made it; that was the second ball of the innings! Hamish and Harris then batted sensibly for the next few overs and although the run rate was slow, they had steadied the ship. Hamish was caught in the covers and his dismissal saw Will come to the crease. He partnered Harris well although no one was able to hang around for long to offer the support that was needed. Lachlan, Otto and Alex didn’t stay at the crease nearly long enough, Liam, Joseph, Ollie and Wilfie all played little cameo roles, taking quick singles here and there to allow Harris to retain the strike but we fell well short of the required run rate and their total. Harris batted extremely well and, on 48 didn’t quite get hold of am on drive and was caught at deep mid-on.
So, a lot more application and patience needed with the bat and a little more cunning rather than brawn with the ball. Next week we welcome Mowden Hall to St. Mary’s for a 2.00pm start.
Mr P.

Jules Birdsall, 03/05/2017

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