BIG Shots had two fairly routine victories in the weekend’s indoor cricket fixtures, beating Lerwick A and Southend, while Lerwick B made it home against Thunderbirds in the final over of their match.
Lerwick A 70 for 3
Big Shots 72 for 1
Lerwick A batted first and made a steady start, but the Big Shots bowlers kept it tight until Lerwick A lost their first wicket on 49 runs in the seventh over.
Big Shots took their next wicket on the score of 56 with Adam Priest taking two for 10. Lerwick A scored 70 for three from 12 overs.
Big Shots in reply started well with 13 runs coming in the first over. Lerwick A took their first wicket with John Gray being run out. Guy Nightingale was batting well and retired on 28 not out and it was left to David and Paul Nicol to score the remaining runs.
Southend 43 for 5
Big Shots 44 for 1
Southend made a bad start to their innings when Guy Nightingale took two wickets in his first two overs. They never recovered with Jim Young the only batsmen to reach double figures. Guy Nightingale finished with figures of three wickets for eigth from his three overs and Southend reached a poor total of 43.
Big Shots started batting steadily until in the third over John Gray was run out for just one run. Guy Nightingale and Paul Nicol easily reached the total of 44 for victory.
Thunderbirds 91 all out
Lerwick B 92 for 4
Batting first, Thunderbirds got off to a terrible start with a run out in the first over, but Duncan Leask and Craig Jenkins, who was out for 27, saw the total to 91 runs with Paul Hargreaves taking two for 20.
Lerwick B lost their first wicket in the second over with Dave Holliday being bowled for just seven. They then lost two wickets in one over to the bowling of Duncan Leask, who took three for 33.
With just two batsmen remaining Lerwick needed just eight to win off the last over. John Morton scored 25 not out Lerwick reached the total with two balls remaining.
Player of the week was Guy Nightingale for his good batting and accurate bowling.