Brigands v Shedfield
A wet evening on The Down greeted our visitors from Shedfield for the second T20 of the season.
With the weather looking to disrupt the game it was decided to go with 16 overs per side rather than the expected 20.
Brigands won the toss and decide to bat. The opening partnership of Inglis and Turner got off to a rapid start sending the opening over away for 18 runs before Turner fell in the second over. Gray and Peach quickly departed after a rain break before Henderson and Inglis rebuilt the innings before Henderson retired on 31. Inglis eventually retired on 30 before the Brigands innings closed on 117-6.
A challenging total in the gloom which was helped by a first ball no-ball due to Brigands having too many fielders outside of the ring!! Progress was slow for the visitors and they never really got on top of the run rate other than scoring 21 off one Walton over.
The game came down to the final 2 overs with the visitors needing 19 more runs but with some tight bowling and fielding they could only manage another 9 runs leaving them 109-5 at the end of the game.
A quick retreat to the pub was enjoyed by all if nothing more than to get out of the rain.