Cricket teams score heavily in league matches
The latest indoor cricket matches resulted in comfortable wins for Big Shots, Southend and Bressay Light and a hard-fought victory for Lerwick B over Brae.
Big Shots 120 for 4
Emer. Services 67 for 3
Big Shots batted first and got off to a fast start with Guy Nightingale and Magnus Bray scoring quickly until Bray was bowled for 14. The Emergency Services bowlers were finding it difficult to contain the Big Shots batsmen and Nightingale and Darren Thomson both retired on 25 not out.
Dylan Murphy was the only Services bowler to halt the run flow taking two for 27. Nightingale finished on 39 not out and Big Shots scored an impressive 120 for four from 12 overs.
Services made a bad start to their innings with Dylan Murphy being caught for just five. The Big Shots bowlers were keeping it tight with very few runs being scored, only Andrew Cooper hitting double figures with a fine 25 not out. Services finished on 67 for three from 12 overs.
Southend 97 for 2
Lerwick A 48 for 3
Southend started their innings badly with Steven Jamieson being stumped off the bowling of Elliot Callieu for just six. Darren Hitchin and Laurence Williamson were the next batsmen in and they soon recovered the situation, with Hitchin making a fine 26 not out. Southend totalled 97 for two from just nine overs.
Lerwick A made a steady but slow start to their innings with Kevin Valente out in the third over for just four. The Southend bowlers made it difficult for the batsmen to score any boundaries, and a result they could only manage 48 for three from their nine overs.
Bressay Light 117 for 4
Thunderbirds 65 for 3
Bressay Light batted first and their score quickly mounted with good quick running between the wickets from Stuart Fox and Chris Regan. Thunderbirds took their first wicket with Regan being caught for 22. Fox retired on 26 not out. Greg Burgess was the next batsmen to the crease and he wasted no time in retiring on 25 not out. Bressay scored an impressive 117 for four from 11 overs.
Thunderbirds made a poor start with Paul Baxter being bowled for just three. The Bressay bowling was a bit erratic, conceding 23 extras, but unfortunately the Thunderbirds batsmen could not capitalise and they only managed to reach 65 for three.
Lerwick B 97 for 4
Brae 88 for 2
In a match reduced to 10 overs a side due to time constraints, Lerwick batted first and with the help of some wayward bowling made a positive start. Paul Hargreaves was out, caught for 14, but Dave Holliday kept up the run rate and retired on 27 not out. The other Lerwick batsmen scored quickly and they finished on 97 for four from 10 overs.
Brae started their innings scoring runs at quick rate until Brian Duncan was out for 14. Liam Doull was the next batsmen to the crease and he played a fine innings of 26 not out, but they came up just a few runs short and finished on 88 for two.
The player of the week was Guy Nightingale for his innings of 39 not out.