Pattison toughs it out before rain takes charge
LANGLEY 1st XI entertained high flying Bunbury at the weekend and despite the best efforts of all concerned the rain was the victor.
After a 45-minute delay, Bunbury won the toss and elected to bowl.
Hobbs and Pattison opened up and took the score to 28 when Hobbs (15) was caught at mid off.
Little joined Pattison, the former hitting a fine six over mid on as the score reached 48 when Little (9) hit a full toss straight back at bowler Ryder who took a great catch.
Tift soon followed, bowled by skipper Ball as Langley were reduced to 53-3. The innings was being held together by the reliable Pattison, despite being starved of the strike.
Brown rode his luck, scoring 12 before driving to mid on and Jacklyn (0) was then caught and bowled as Langley struggled to 87-5.
Pattison then began to open up, hitting a couple of sixes as he reached a well deserved half century.
The final burst of rain then saw the game abandoned as Langley were 107-5 of 30 overs, Pattison 59 not out off just 66 balls and Cartwright 4no. For Bunbury Ryder 2-15 and Ball 2-18 were the pick.
Credit to Bunbury who tried to get the game played and for hanging around after the game.
Chris Pattison said of his innings: “They were tough batting conditions and Bunbury bowled well, I just hung in and the runs came.”
Skipper Frame reflected: “Bunbury look a good unit, a team full of young lads who will progress. Chris batted very well he is a class act, he could play at a better level, he is so relaxed and refused to panic when he got no strike. The rest of the guys found life tough, they bowled well and conditions were hard, however the players are working hard to put things right, we have a full squad next week, so players are fighting for their places”.