Cricket teams knock off runs without losing wicket

LAST weekend’s indoor cricket action resulted in success for Southend and Lerwick B, both of which won without losing a wicket.

Thunderbirds 66 for 4, Southend 71 for 0

Thunderbirds batted first and suffered an early blow with one of their opening batsmen out for a duck. The Southend bowlers continued their good form from last week with the result that Thunderbirds never got going and batted out their overs for only 66 runs.

The Southend batsmen got off to a flying start with Frank Watt and Darren Hitchin batting very well and Hitchin soon retired on 28 not out. With Watt scoring 21 not out they soon reached the required total.

Brae 108 all out, Lerwick B 109 for 0

Brae lost a wicket in the first over and were soon in trouble, losing another in the second over. That brought Liam Doull to the crease and he started to hit the Lerwick B bowlers to the back wall, retiring on 25.

With the other Brae batsmen getting out very cheaply Doull returned as the last batsman and continued to hit the back wall, scoring 22 runs off one over, but was eventually out for 71 giving Brae a total of 108 all out.

The Lerwick B innings got off to a good start with Paul Hargreaves and Dave Holliday running well between the wickets. They both retired on 25 not out and with the help of some wayward Brae bowling Lerwick B soon reached the required total.

The player of the week award goes to Liam Doull for his good innings of 71 runs.


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