Updated: Aug 1
Catches win matches, dropped catches - don’t!!
On a sunny Thursday afternoon Brigands won the toss and captain Henderson sent Flewitt and Peach out to bat in a Brigands side packed with batters. The 2 openers started solidly and put on 57 before Flewitt fell for 25. Peach carried on scoring at will before retiring on 76 and was ably support by Waktare 29 and Jay 19 before Dougie Henderson hit a quick 40 and Sam Sargant hitting a 6 with his first scoring shot to take the Brigands over 200 before the innings closed on 227-8.
After a delightful Nina tea Brigands took to the field to test the XL Club batsmen. Waktare and Sargant opened the bowling and Waktare sent opener back in his second over to leave the visitors 13-1. It took a bowling change before the next wicket fell with Wood bowling the other opener with Sargant getting a run out in the same over. 51-1 quickly became 66-4 before dropped catches took over. 6 or 7 catches went down as XL Club built a decent partnership.
As Henderson changed his bowlers around in the last 20 overs a draw was the likely result. Wood picked up another 2 wickets to finish on 4-31 but it wasn’t enough as XL Club finished on 160-6.