Big Shots lived up their name in the weekend’s indoor cricket action, running up a massive score against Thunderbirds and limiting their opponents to a paltry total in reply. The other match was also fairly one-sided, Southend bowling Lerwick B out for 38 and scoring the required runs in only four overs.
Big Shots 119 for 4
Thunderbirds 69 for 5
Big Shots batted first with the openers Guy Nightingale and John Gray putting on 34 for the first wicket until Nightingale was bowled by Craig Jenkins for 17.
David Nicol was next at the crease and he and Gray ran well between the wickets. The Thunderbirds bowlers were finding it hard to slow the run rate down, Nicol retiring on 30 not out and Gray on 26 not out. Big Shots reached an impressive total of 119 for four from 12 overs.
Thunderbirds started their reply steadily until Asif Mohammad was out for 15. The Big Shots bowlers were not conceding many runs due to the tight line they were bowling.
The remaining batsmen found it hard to score any runs except Jenkins who played well for his 26 not out. Thunderbirds reached a total of only 69 for five from their 12 overs.
Lerwick B 38 all out
Southend 39 for 3
Lerwick B started lowly and lost their first wicket in the third over with Richard Davis run out for just four. The Southend bowlers were just too good for the Lerwick batsmen with only Dave Holliday reaching double figures. Lerwick were bowled out for 38 from seven overs.
Southend’s innings started in bizarre fashion with Steven Jamieson being run out for three, then two balls later Laurence Williamson was bowled by Richard Davis for a duck. Southend’s suicidal running between the wickets continued with Steve Lamb being run out for seven.
It eventually took sensible batting from Frank Watt and Neil Mclean to see them to victory, reaching the required total of 39 for three from just four overs.
Lerwick A v Brae
The game was declared a draw with both teams unable to raise the required players. Both teams were awarded two points.
The player of the week was David Nicol for his fine innings of 30 not out.