Under 13's continued their league programme with a home fixture against Drumpellier tonight. First scrutiny of the wicket indicated that it would not be easy and having lost the toss Calum was delighted when Drumpellier decided to bat first. The openers didn't last long and a wicket for Calum followed by a smart run out saw two down for 6. This brought in Z Aziz who batted really well against some fine bowling from Ashwin and Calum Watson
. When he retired at 30 Connor and Tristan wiped out the tail and the boys had bowled out the opposition for 44.Considering one batsman scored 30 it was an exceptional performance.
The manager warned the lads on their way out to bat that it would not be easy,the wicket was wet and slow and in Z Aziz the oppposition had a fine bowler.
and Ashwin opened the innings and Ash was soon out,having just returned from holiday he was obviously not match fit.CALUM EDMOND
then joined the other Calum and there then fol;lowed an exhibition of batting the under13's had not seen before. Back foot drives through the covers,straight drives past the bowler and in 4 overs the score had shot up to 31 for 1.The manager umpiring at square leg had a smug grin on his face,we can't lose from here he thought. Well....................... CALUM EDMOND
tried one drive too many and skied a catch to mid on,no panic,next ball Calum Watson
lost his off stump.The manager let out a barely audible moan.The next two balls saw what can only be described as suicidal batting as not one but both batsmen saw their stumps dismantled. 4 wickets in 4 balls by aforementioned Z Aziz.The manager by now was looking up the phone number for Hairmyers Hospital. Another wicket went in the next over,and for the first time this season the manager wanted it to rain! 10 runs to win looked a long way off and Tommy and Liam were our last hope,with only Tristan to come one more wicket would surely beat us. Aziz had one more over to bowl and Liam bravely saw him off.A couple of singles and then Liam hit a tremendous boundary to take us to within 2 of victory. The manager by now was reduced to making whimpering noises,a wide down the leg side saw us home.
AT LAST A WIN, and well deserved for the excellent bowling display.
The manager is now going for a lie down in a dark room