Brae skittled out for a paltry 25
The weekend’s indoor cricket action saw Brae tumble to 25 all out against Big Shots, who knocked off the required runs in only four overs. Elsewhere Emergency Services comfortably defeated Lerwick A, while Brae recovered to take full points against Lerwick B.
Brae 25 all out
Big Shots 26 for 1
Brae batted first and they lost a wicket to the first ball of the match with Brian Duncan being bowled by David Nicol for a duck. The rest of the batsmen found it hard to cope with the accuracy of the Big Shots bowling, David Nicol being the pick of them taking three for 14, and Brae were bowled out for a paltry 25 runs from just six overs.
The Big Shots reply started off at steady rate until Guy Nightingale was bowled by Brian Duncan for just seven. David Nicol and Paul Nicol eased their way to the victory target of 26 from just four overs.
Lerwick B 80 all out
Brae 81 for 3
Lerwick B were put into bat and they lost an early wicket with Dave Holliday being caught and bowled for just three. The remaining batsmen had difficulty scoring runs quickly with only three of them reaching double figures, but with the help of 36 extras they managed to reach 80 all out from 11 overs.
The Brae innings started with Brian Duncan and Andy Williamson scoring at a quick rate until Williamson was run out for 14. Duncan went on to make a fine 25 not out. Lerwick B took two late wickets to put the pressure on the Brae batsmen, but they reached their total of 81 for three from nine overs.
Lerwick A 66 for 5
Emergency Services 67 for 0
Lerwick A’s innings started off at a slow pace with Les Irving being bowled by Dylan Murphy for just six. The Services were bowling a tight line which made it difficult for the Lerwick batsmen, only Elliot Callieu batting well with a patient 25 runs. Lerwick reached a total of 66 for five from 12 overs.
Emergency Services reply began in positive fashion with Andrew Cooper and Neville Davis scoring well, Andrew finishing on 24 not out and Neville on 25 not out as they easily reached the victory target with 67 for no wicket from just eight overs.
The player of the week was Neville Davis for his fine batting and bowling.