Last Sunday saw Brigands welcome Australia House to Broadhalfpenny Down for this annual Commonwealth match.
With temperatures pushing into the thirties and with no cloud cover in sight, AHC took to the field. Unsurprisingly, the Aussies adapted to the conditions quicker than the Brigands and had the home side 20 for 3 by the 8th over.
Thankfully, Guy Ladenberg and Dave Henderson recovered the situation with a partnership of 56, before Guy fell. With Henderson finding his rhythm, he and Neil Wood added a further 40 runs to the total. Henderson was eventually out for a superb 67 and with Charlie Peach and the tail wagging, Brigands finished on 203 for 8 from 42 over.
Following tea, Australia House started strong and were quickly ahead of the run rate and looking comfortable at 71 for 1 after 15 overs. However, the Brigands were not about to lie down without a fight. Excellent bowling tandems of Ali/Beardall and Beardall/Wood slowed the run rate and brought 5 wickets in the space of 7 overs. Gray, Turner, Inglis and Ladenburg took a wicket apiece to reduce the AHC to 166 all out by the 34 over, completing an excellent match.
At the Bat & Ball afterwards, Mo Ali was presented with his cap after 5 games for the Brigands.
Brigands (203-8 dec) beat Australian High Commission (166 all out) by 37 Runs