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THERE appears to be no stopping the Bressay Light cricket team as they romped to yet another easy win at the weekend, this time against Lerwick A. The other two matches were much closer, with Thunderbirds defeating Southend and Big Shots outscoring Lerwick B.
Southend 81 for 3
Thunderbirds 82 for 3
Southend batted first and lost a wicket in the second over, their batsmen struggling to cope with the Thunderbirds bowling. Neil McLean was the only batsmen to score well, retiring on 25 not out. Southend managed 81 for three from 11 overs.
The Thunderbirds innings got off to a shaky start with Asif Mohammad out for just five. Paul Baxter and Craig Jenkins managed to get their innings back on track, Baxter out for 17 and Jenkins retiring on 25. Southend were still in the game due to their tight bowling.
Thunderbirds needed six to win from the final over but lost a wicket to the first ball. This brought Jenkins back to the crease and he hit the winning runs from the final ball to finish on 29 not out, giving Thunderbirds a nail-biting victory.
Bressay Light 173 for 1
Lerwick A 67 for 2
Bressay Light started their innings by running well between the wickets, the scoreboard fairly racing along with Michael Boxwell and Stuart Fox both retiring on 25 not out. The remaining batsmen found the bowling to their liking and also retired on 25 not out. Lerwick took their only wicket with Kevin Moar bowling Bruce Crossan for four. Bressay amassed 173 for one from 11 overs.
Lerwick A were facing a huge task to score the runs required. They lost two quick wickets but Elliot Callieu and Les Irving scored steadily with Callieu finishing on 22 not out. Lerwick only managed 67 for two from 11 overs.
Big Shots 119 for 5
Lerwick B 98 for 4
Big Shots got off to a flying start with Guy Nightingale hitting a quickfire 29 not out. The Lerwick B bowlers started to claw their way back into the game with a couple of quick wickets. The Big Shots batsmen were still scoring at a steady rate and with some late order hitting from Adam Priest they managed to score 119 for five from 12 overs.
Lerwick B’s innings started slowly but with the help of some erratic bowling they were still in the game. Dave Holliday and John Morton played well with Holliday making 24 and Morton 27 not out. Lerwick B finished with 98 for four from 12 overs.
The player of the week was Craig Jenkins for his match-winning innings.