Second team win well

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

On a very windy day with a bit of sunshine Travellers lost the toss and
were put into bat first. The Travellers had Kev Sims and Shiv Banerjee
opening the batting. As we all know the Lordshill pitch has been known for
its bounce this year, which unluckily got Kev (0) out early as the ball
bounced from his body to the stumps. In came Jordan Payne (34) at number 3
and he carried on playing his attacking strokes to put the bowlers under
pressure and make a good partnership with Shiv before falling to a bouncer
which he top edged to the keeper. Dave Allen (3) had a short visit to the
crease before getting caught at point. Uzair came to the crease and played
an attacking role. Then as the opposition didn’t have any regular bowlers
left they started using part timers who were struggling to land the ball on
the pitch and after a few no balls Shiv fell to a floater for 70. Soon
Uzair was run out for 36. It was surprisingly hard to bat against such
erratic bowling. The experienced tail-enders however ran well and were
helped by the opposition’s extras and got Travelers to their first 200
score this year. 202-10

Travellers knew it was going to be tough to bowl in this wind but after
getting used to it Ian bowled very well and got 2 early wickets. After good
support from Uzair (5 overs 0-26) and Bob keeping (8 overs 0-29) it tight
our new addition to the bowling staff Steve Parnell (who hasn’t played for
4 years) looked a bit a stiff at the start but when he got into his rhythm
looked dangerous. He got the threatening captain, who made a pretty quick
50, out. Steve ended with 8 overs 2-30. Then after a decent bowling from
Shiv (8 overs 2-38) and Ian (8 overs 2- 27) keeping it very tight towards
the end the Travellers won a game which could have gone either way.


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