The weekend’s cricket matches saw yet another victory for Bressay Light, while Big Shots demolished Lerwick B and Southend also picked up a win.
Big Shots 161 for 3
Lerwick B 86 for 2
Big Shots batted first and got off to a quick start with both openers running well between the wickets. The Lerwick B bowlers were finding it difficult to slow the run rate down, eventually taking their first wicket with the score on 78.
Guy Nightingale batted well and retired on 25 not out. The next batsman in was David Nicol who wasted no time in reaching 25 not out. The Lerwick bowlers then took two quick wickets, which brought Nightingale and Nicol back to the crease. Their heavy scoring continued with the former finishing on 50 not out and Nicol on 40 not out. Big Shots amassed an impressive total of 161 for three.
Lerwick started their innings cautiously, Paul Hargreaves being the first batsmen out for 17. The Big Shots bowlers were bowling very well and the Lerwick batsmen were finding it difficult to score quick runs. Dave Holliday batted well for his 25 not out and Lerwick B finished on a score of 86 for two from their 12 overs.
Emergency Services 68 for 3
Bressay Light 69 for 1
Emergency Services were first to bat and they started off slowly, Bressay Light taking their first wicket, that of Neville Davis. The rest of the Services batsmen found it difficult to score runs apart from Dylan Murphy who scored a fine 26 not out. Services reached 68 for three from 10 overs.
Bressay Light got their innings off to a fast start with Michael Boxwell and Chris Regan running well until Boxwell was caught and bowled by Murphy for 21. Chris Regan batted well for his 26 not out and Bressay Light reached the required total from just seven overs.
Brae 67 for 3
Southend 68 for 3
Brae batted first and lost an early wicket. The Southend bowlers were keeping it tight, only Brian Duncan with a well-made 24 having the bowlers worried. Brae scored 67 for three from 12 overs.
Southend’s innings got off to a bad start with Frank Watt being dismissed in the second over for just four runs. Steven Jamieson held the innings together with 27 not out and Southend reached the required total from just seven overs.
The player of the week was Guy Nightingale for his fine innings of 50 not out.