INDOOR cricket league leaders Big Shots came unstuck at the weekend when they became the latest team to fall at the hands of champions Bressay Light. Southend and Thunderbirds were also winners of their games.
Bressay Light 127 for 3
Big Shots 85 for 4
Bressay Light batted first with Stuart Fox and Michael Boxwell scoring steadily, both retiring on 25 not out. Steven Morgan was next in and he wasted no time in scoring his runs, also retiring on 25 not out. The Big Shots bowlers then took three quick wickets and Boxwell, coming back in, finished on 36 not out. Bressay Light scored an impressive 127 for 3.
The Big Shots’ reply started slowly with the Bressay bowlers keeping it tight. Guy Nightingale and John Gray both retired on 25 not out but the remaining batsmen could not make any impression on the bowling and Big Shots finished on a total of 85 for 4.
Southend 85 all out
Lerwick A 20 all out
Southend started by losing a wicket in the first over. Lerwick A bowlers were on top with Kevin Valente taking three wickets for 23 runs. Steve Lamb was the only batsmen who scored well with a 40. Southend were all out for 85.
Lerwick A’s innings started badly, losing a wicket with the first ball. Their batsmen could not cope with the bowling of Neil McLean who took four for 11. Lerwick A were all out for just 20.
Brae 32 all out
Thunderbirds 33 for 1
Brae made a dreadful start, losing three wickets in the first four overs. With Paul Baxter taking two wickets, no Brae batsman managed to reach double figures. Only with the help of 17 extras did they reach a total of 32 all out.
Thunderbirds only needed four overs to reach the winning total, Craig Jenkins top scoring with 18 not out.
The player of the week was Neil McLean for his excellent bowling.