THE WEEKEND’S cricket matches saw wins for Thunderbirds and Emergency Services, the latter defeating Southend with just two balls to spare.
Thunderbirds 100 for 3
Lerwick A 80 for 3
Thunderbirds batted first and they got off to a solid start, Asif Mohammad scoring a well-made 26 not out. The Lerwick A bowlers were finding it tough going with 25 extras bowled. The remaining batsmen managed to see the total up to 100 for three off 10 overs.
Lerwick A made a quick start to their innings with Les Irving and Ben Mullay batting well before Mullay was out for 16. Asif Mohammad took two wickets in one over to swing the match in their favour. Les Irving finished on 23 not out so Lerwick’s total was 80 for three.
Southend 66 for 4
Emergency Ser. 67 for 2
The Southend innings did not start well with them losing three quick wickets. Steve Lamb and Neil McLean batted well to recover the situation before McLean was eventually out for 19. Southend only scored 66 for four off 10 overs.
Emergency Services lost their first wicket to a run-out. Southend took another wicket in the next over to put pressure on the Services batsmen. Andrew Cooper and Neville Davis inched their way towards the total of 67, which they reached with two balls to spare.
The player of the week was Asif Mohammad for his good batting and bowling.