T20 teams slug it out in the Big Bash arena
THE past two weeks has seen some quality cricket played by some of our talented residents who would not look out of place in a Muddies uniform.
Last fortnight’s games saw the Four Mile Falcons take on the Port Royals in a close fought battle. The Royals batted first and were going steady until the Falcons showed their bowling and fielding prowess to take some great catches.
The wickets then flowed steadily from here with quality fast bowling.
The runs kept ticking over for the Royals but with speed on the field, the Falcons were able to chase the ball down and prevent most boundaries. The Royals ended up posting 78.
The Falcons then teed off early, looking to make short work of the chase, but when the Royals snared a few poles the cracks began to show for the Falcons showing their vulnerability down the order. However, they consolidated and worked the ball around eventually passing the Royals total with a few overs to spare.
The Sheraton team took to the crease first against the B Team Blasters. With the Sheros starting to tick the run rate over, Golden Arm Keith Taylor came on and dismissed their key batsman, causing a slump.
The bowling picked up and the B Team were able to restrict Sheraton to 95, but not before No. 1 Dan Redfern dispatched No. 2 Keel Sorensen to the boundary for six.
The B Team’s chase was held together with solid, patient batting from Mark Barnes and Randal Smith.
Once Mark Barnes was removed, the remaining B Team batters stuck together to grind out the win with only 1 over remaining.
Last weekend had the Falcons again on Friday night, this time taking on Sheraton. In a game reminiscent of the previous Friday, the Falcons displayed enthusiasm, enjoyment, celebration and fielding anticipation rarely seen in cricket nowadays. Their enjoyment is infectious and makes for an entertaining night.
Sheraton ground out a sub 100 score with a solid batting performance.
The Falcons started comfortably but were found out a little with the loss of wickets but then grafted away at the score, passing the total again with a handful of overs left.
The B Team then managed to scrape together 11 players to play against the Raiders after not playing for two weeks. Sammy ‘Bigshow’ Evans, with an ordinary man bun opened the innings but didn’t last long.
Ben V came and went with a quick fire 30, allowing the B Team to then score without pressure being 57 after 5 overs. Randal Smith again batted well, as did Mark Barnes.
In a well spirited game, the Raiders were dismissed after passing the 100 mark.