Holliday’s fine innings sees Lerwick A home
Lerwick B won the battle of the town cricket sides, defeating Lerwick A with Dave Holliday unbeaten on 44, while Southend and Bressay Light also won their matches.
Big Shots 80 for 3
Bressay Light 81 for no wicket
Big Shots batted first and put on a steady opening partnership until Guy Nightingale was bowled by Steven Morgan for 14. The Bressay bowling was very accurate and they were not giving away any easy runs.
John Gray looked in good form until he was run out for 21. Paul Nicol boosted the total with three fours in a row in the final over to give Big Shots a score of 80 for three.
Bressay’s innings started cautiously but Steven Morgan and Stuart Fox saw them through from eight overs.
Lerwick A 115 for 2
Lerwick B 117 for 5
Lerwick A were put in and made a bad start with Kevin Valente being caught off the bowling of Richard Davis. Ben Mullay and Kevin Moar began to pick up the scoring rate and they both retired on 25 and 27 not out. Lerwick B were finding it difficult to contain the A team’s batsmen with Arthur Christie also retiring on 25 not out.
Lerwick B’s reply started in disastrous fashion with Paul Hargreaves being run out for a duck. Dave Holliday and John Morton began to run well between the wickets and put the pressure on the Lerwick A fielders, before Morton was run out for 11. The remaining batsmen were out cheaply and it was left to Holliday, scoring 44 not out, to see Lerwick B through.
Lerwick A 89 for 5
Southend 92 for 2
Lerwick A began by losing an early wicket with Ben Mullay being out caught for just five. Arthur Christie and Dave White were the only substantial scorers, finishing on 23 and 21 not out. Steven Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers for Southend, taking three for 21 and leaving Lerwick A to finish on 89 for five.
The Southend reply started badly, losing two early wickets, but Steven Jamieson and Darren Hitchin batted well to reach the winning total off eight overs.
The player of the week was Steven Jamieson for his fine batting and bowling.