Howzat! Bressay Light do the double

The Bressay Light made it a league and cup double when they won the indoor cricket knockout competition at the weekend, defeating Lerwick B in the semi-final and Big Shots in the final.

Knockout Cup

Southend 42 all out
Big Shots 43 for no wicket

Southend batted first and were soon in trouble, losing both openers cheaply. The Big Shots bowlers were bowling a good line and length causing the batsmen to struggle for runs. John Mouat was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets for 17 runs. Southend could only muster 42 runs from nine overs.

The Big Shots innings started well with Guy Nightingale and John Gray accumulating runs steadily. The Southend bowlers could not make any inroads into the batting order and Nightingale and Gray saw them through to the winning target of 43 off just five overs.

Bressay Light 85 all out
Lerwick B 31 all out

Bressay were put into bat and started well by scoring 22 runs from the first over. Lerwick took their first wicket with Stuart Fox being bowled by Paul Hargreaves for just one run. Michael Boxwell, batting well, made a fine 32 runs. Elliot Callieu bowled well for Lerwick, taking three wickets in one over, finishing with impressive figures of four for 15. Bressay scored a total of 85 all out from nine overs.

Lerwick B’s reply started slowly with the Bressay bowlers bowling fast and straight. The Lerwick bats­men never got going and could only manage a poor 31 all out from nine overs.

Big Shots 70 all out
Bressay Light 71 for no wicket

Big Shots started well with John Gray and Guy Nightingale running well until Nightingale was caught on the back wall by Stuart Fox off the bowling of Bruce Crossan for 14. The remaining batsmen found it difficult to score apart from Gray who held the innings together with his 28. Big Shots were bowled out for 70 from 11 overs.

Bressay Light’s reply started at a steady pace, with the pressure getting to the Big Shots bowlers as they were conceding a lot of extras. Michael Boxwell played well for his 24 not out and Bressay easily reached the winning target of 71 from eight overs.

Indoor League

Emergency Services 76 for 1
Lerwick A 77 for 2

Emergency Services batted first and made a bad start with Paul Govier being stumped off the bowling of Elliot Callieu for just seven. Peter Smith was the only batsmen to play well with a patient 16 not out. Services scored a decent 76 for one from 11 overs.

Lerwick A’s reply began poorly by losing two cheap wickets but they soon recovered thanks to Arthur Christie and Kevin Moar who made 23 and 15 not out respectively. Lerwick reached the required total off 10 overs.

The player of the week was Elliot Callieu for his fine bowling.


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