Second team achieve last over victory
Southampton Travellers Vs Easton and Martyr Worthy 3s
It was a very sunny day and a great day of cricket. Easton won the toss and
chose to bat first on what looked like a good solid wicket.
Travellers opened the bowling with Bill and Karthik who were fantastic as
they bowled line and length. As they kept the pressure up as a bowling duo
they got both the openers pretty cheaply for 4 and 8 respectively.
The first change was Shiv B who had a struggle with line in the first over
but got better as the overs progressed and bowled tightly with figures
(8-2-17-0). Then it was Jack and Steve who created chances with their
slower balls and moon balls some of which caused difficult chances and
miscommunication. As Easton were struggling with rotation of strike and
trying to be aggressive, Steve struck with two quick wickets getting the
set batsmen out.
Towards the end of the first innings it was Easton trying to score runs but
Travellers did well and took wickets at crucial times breaking any
partnership being formed. Wickets went to Steve (7-1-32-3) and Dave
(3-0-16-1). Bill (8-2-24-2) and Karthik (8-3-12-3) came in for the death
overs getting a few wickets between them and restricting Easton and Martyr
Worthy 3s to 146-9.
It was Travellers turn to bat on what was now a very bad pitch due to the
low bounce and being two paced. This caused the openers some trouble as
they were both dismissed for 0. There was a good spell as Dave A and Simon
helped us recover from the early wickets. As Dave got settled in he was
looking good after playing some good shots but was dismissed for 8. After
Shiv was dismissed cheaply for 1 bringing in the experienced Graham to the
wicket. He seemed to be running like he was in his 30’s getting quick
singles. Then Simon was also bowled for 27. Which brought Karthik (13) in
to bat and he was looking good hitting his first 6 for the Travellers but
he got run out due to bad communication. After Jack was unlucky to get lbw
to a double bounce ball it brought Bill into the crease. Graham and Bill’s
experience got Travellers very close to the target but Bill chopped one on
to his stumps. Then it was Graham (45*) and Steve (3*) in the end needing 2
of 2 balls which was comfortably done by the Captain as he hit the winning
It was a tight game that could of gone in any team’s favour.