It’s just not cricket as struggling Brae only manage to field three players
It was not a good week for Brae in the indoor cricket league, who only managed to muster three players and lost both matches to Thunderbirds and Southend. Meanwhile, Bressay Light racked up an impressive tally against Lerwick B who were then bowled out well short of the target.
Bressay Light 125 for 1
Lerwick B 72 all out
Bressay Light batted first and got off to a flying start with Michael Boxwell and Martin Leyland running well between the wickets, Boxwell retiring on 27 not out and Leyland being run out for 17. John Morton and Dave Holliday were the pick of the Lerwick bowlers and they managed to slow the run rate down. Steven Morgan and Chris Regan, finishing on 28 and 26 not out respectively, saw Bressay through to a good total of 125 for one from 12 overs.
Lerwick B’s innings got off to a bad start with Holliday being run out for just two. The Bressay bowling was very accurate and the Lerwick batsmen found it difficult to score any runs. Paul Hargreaves was the only batsmen to reach double figures but he was eventually out lbw to Boxwell for 17. Lerwick were bowled out for 72 from 11 overs.
Brae 96 for 2
Thunderbirds 97 for 1
Brae had only three eligible players so they batted first and were soon in trouble, losing both openers before the end of the third over. That brought Liam Doull to the crease and he was in great form, resisting all the Thunderbirds bowlers could throw at him. He finished on a fantastic 65 not out which gave Brae a total of 96 for two.
The Thunderbirds reply got off to a worse start, losing a wicket to the second ball of the innings. Farhad Irvani and Asif Mohammad played well with both retiring on 28 not out. With the help of 35 extras from the Brae bowlers they reached the winning target in the eighth over.
Brae 28 all out
Southend 29 for no wicket
Brae again had only three eligible players, so they batted first and lost both openers in the second over. Only Liam Doull caused the Southend bowlers any trouble, making a fine 19 runs. Brae were bowled out for just 28 from four overs.
Southend started at a steady rate and again the Brae bowlers did not help themselves by bowling 17 extras. Jim Young and Laurence Williamson saw them to the winning score of 29 for no wicket.
The player of the week was Liam Doull for his fine batting.