Straightforward wins as cricket league starts
THE INDOOR cricket league began at the weekend with convincing wins for Southend, Big Shots and reigning champions Bressay Light.
Bressay Light 129 for 4
Thunderbirds 64 all out
Bressay Light started off scoring quickly and running well until Michael Boxwell was run out for 20.
The Thunderbirds’ bowling was a bit rusty with a few wides. Steven Morgan of Bressay Light then retired on 26 and Stuart Fox and Chris Regan took the score up to 129 for four off 11 overs.
The Thunderbirds’ reply got off to a bad start with an early run-out and their innings never really got going. Steven Morgan and Greg Burgess took two wickets apiece and the Thunderbirds were bowled out for 64.
Southend 104 for 1
Lerwick B 62 for 5
Batting first, Southend lost an early wicket but good batting from Darren Hitchin and Laurence Williamson soon had the score rattling along. They both retired on 25 and the remaining batsmen saw them to a good score of 104 for one.
Lerwick B’s innings got off to a slow start then some crazy running saw them lose their opening pair cheaply. The remaining batsmen never got to grips with the bowlers and they only managed to score 62 for 5 off 12 overs.
Big Shots 149 for 1
Brae 47 for 4
Big Shots, batting first, got off to a quick start with the opening pair of John Gray and David Nicol both retiring on 25 after some wayward bowling from the Brae bowlers saw the extras soon pile up.
The remaining batsmen kept the runs flowing and Big Shots compiled an impressive total of 149 for one off 10 overs.
Brae found the bowling of Big Shots very difficult to score off with Nicol and John Mouat taking two wickets apiece. Brae never looked like scoring the required runs and only managed to score 47 for 4 off 10 overs.
The player of the week award went to David Nicol of Big Shots for his good batting and bowling.