BRESSAY Light secured another two victories in the indoor cricket league at the weekend, routinely defeating Southend and Lerwick B. The other match was closer with Emergency Services seeing off the challenge of Thunderbirds.
Southend 71 for 5
Bressay Light 72 for 1
Southend made a bad start, losing two wickets in their first two overs. Darren Hitchin and Steve Lamb were the only batsmen to get to grips with the Bressay Light bowling, Lamb eventually being run out for 20. Steven Morgan was the pick of the Bressay bowlers with three wickets for nine runs. Southend scored 71 for five off 11 overs.
Bressay Light started at a steady rate until they lost one of their openers for only seven. Michael Boxwell batted well for his 25 not out with Morgan also chipping in with some useful runs and they easily reached their required total.
Bressay Light 181 for 1
Lerwick B 62 for 4
In Bressay Light’s second match of the day, Michael Boxwell and Stuart Fox started with strong hitting and good running between the wickets and they both retired on 25 not out. The Lerwick B bowlers were finding it difficult to keep the run rate down and their only wicket taken was Chris Regan out for just five.
The remaining batsmen kept scoring well and they all retired on 25 not out. That brought Fox back to the crease and he continued his hard hitting to finish on 60 not out. Bressay Light finished on an imposing 181 for one off 12 overs.
Lerwick B had a daunting task ahead of them. They started slowly and the only batsmen who managed to cope with the bowling was John Morton who was out for 18. Lerwick B only managed to score 62 for four from 12 overs.
Thunderbirds 63 for 5
Emergency Services 64 for 1
The Thunderbirds innings did not start well with Asif Mohammad being run out for just two. The Services bowlers were keeping it tight, the only Thunderbird batsman to score any runs being Duncan Leask with 27. As a consequence Thunderbirds could only manage to score 63 for five from 11 overs.
In reply Emergency Services lost an early wicket with Andrew Cooper being run out for a duck. Neville Davis and Dylan Murphy steadied the innings and with the help of 33 extras they reached the total needed from nine overs.