Lerwick B edge battle of the town sides

The best match in the indoor cricket league saw Lerwick B clinch victory over Lerwick A with one over to spare. Elsewhere Big Shots and Bressay Light predictably saw off the challenge of Thunderbirds and Brae.

Big Shots 135 for 2
Thunderbirds 92 for 2

The Big Shots innings got off to a flying start with Guy Nightingale in good form. Thunderbirds took their first wicket with John Gray being run out for 10. David Nicol was next to the crease and he continued with the aggressive approach, he and Guy retiring on 29 and 28 not out. The remaining batsmen saw the score through to an impressive 135 for two from 12 overs.

Thunderbirds started their innings slowly as they found the Big Shots bowling hard to score off. Nightingale was the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets for 15 runs. Asif Mohammad was the Thunderbirds’ best batsman, finishing on 23 not out, giving them a total of 92 for two from 12 overs.

Lerwick A 81 for 3
Lerwick B 82 for 2

Lerwick A batted first and got off to a steady start with Les Irving scoring well and retiring on 27 not out. The Lerwick B bowlers took three late wickets but with the help of 31 extras Lerwick A scored a total of 81 for three from 12 overs.

The Lerwick B batsmen got their innings of to a fast start with Paul Hargreaves and Dave Holliday running well between the wickets. Les Irving was the only bowler to have any effect by taking two wickets for 14 runs from his three overs. John Morton and Richard Davis saw them across the winning line with one over to spare.

Bressay Light 135 for 2
Brae 61 all out

Bressay Light made a steady start with Michael Boxwell and Stuart Fox looking in fine form until Fox was bowled for 20. Steven Morgan was next into bat and he continued the heavy scoring, both he and Boxwell retiring on 25 not out. With the help of 36 extras Bressay compiled a good total of 135 for two from 12 overs.

Brae started in disastrous fashion, losing a wicket in the first over. Brian Duncan was the only batsmen to compile a decent score and he was out for 27. Martin Leyland was the pick of the Bressay bowlers, taking two wickets for 13 runs. Brae were all out for 61 runs from their 12 overs.

The player of the week was Guy Nightingale for his fine batting and bowling.


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