Fox pushes Bonxies ahead in league

Bonxies stretched their lead in the indoor cricket league to eight points with a narrow win over Warriors while Stingrays beat Mighty Six. Warriors beat Lerwick.

Mighty Six 78 for 4
Stingrays 79 for 1

The Mighty Six batted first and made a solid start with John Gray and Dave Holliday running well between the wickets until Dave was stumped off the bowling of Craig Jenkins for six runs. Stingray’s bowlers were bowling a good line and length which made it difficult to score runs quickly but John eventually retired on 27 not out. The pick of the bowlers was Dylan Murphy who took two wickets for 18 runs. The Mighty Six could only muster 78 for 4 from 12 overs.

The Stingrays reply started well with some lusty hitting from Dylan Murphy and Craig Jenkins. Dylan retired on 30 not out but unfortunately Craig was stumped by John Gray off the bowling of Elliot Callieu for 21. Stingrays reached a score of 79 for 1 from 9 overs.

Lerwick 68 for 1
Warriors 70 for 0

Lerwick were put into bat and made a solid if unspectacular start, Farhad Irvani and Richard Davis making sure the batting did not collapse as in their last match. Farhad retired on 25 not out and Richard was not so lucky being bowled by Neil McLean for 24 runs. Lerwick could only reach a score of 68 for 1 from 12 overs.

Warriors started their innings in confident fashion with Paul Hargreaves and David Nicol picking off any loose deliveries and also running well between the wickets which kept the Lerwick fielders on their toes. Paul finished on 22 not out and David on 24 not out, Warriors reached a score of 70 for no wicket from just 7 overs.

Bonxies 114 all out
Warriors 109 all out

Bonxies batted first and made a bad start to their innings by losing opener Adam Priest for just three runs. Only Stuart Fox could make any impression on the bowling, making a superb 59 runs. With the help of 35 extras Bonxies reached a respectable total of 114 all out from 11 overs.

Warriors’ innings began with the loss of three quick wickets which put them on the back foot. Only Neil McLean made anything of the bowling scoring a fine 33 runs. Again with the help of an astonishing 44 extras this game was in the balance until the final over, unfortunately Warriors coming up six runs short.

The player of the week was Stuart Fox for his fine batting.


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