The day started well when the toss was won and captain Kalan Joyce chose to bat on a warm but windy day. Although the runs flowed with the aggressive Dame Leo and Scott Jefferis the wickets did too. The promoted Ryan Taylor made his way to the middle under a under pressure but did a great job to stop the flow of wickets and provide some entertainment with the shot of the day. When he fell big Jon Ward strode to the crease and as he has done so often at the ground lined up the goals and bombed away. Amidst the fall of wickets he played a swashbuckling innings to top score with 37, the main contributor in the side’s small total of 122.
Although the total was not what was desired the team remained hopeful with the dangerous David Head and sly Nathan Ditchburn opening the bowling. While Kukerin-Dumbleyung started quickly, Williams started slow however they managed to keep wickets in hand. After a good opening spell, Pete Downey started his spell and fired things up by claiming a couple of wickets. At drinks the game was evenly poised due to some good bowling. Williams however recovered and continued to crawl to the target. The return of David Head saw a few quick wickets and the pressure mount. It was not to be though with Williams passing the score eight wickets down in the 39th over in what was described as one of the most boring games to watch. David Head and Pete Downey were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets each.
Article written by Jiminy Cricket