One Day Competition - 3B Goats vs BWU Brawlers, Centennial Park #1, 3B, 23rd January 2016
The first game of the top 6 round found us at Centenial Park 1 playing the Burnside West Brawlers, a team we'd played them only a few weeks before and won in a tight top of the table clash.
Winning the toss we bowled first and while we didn't pick up early wickets we kept things tight on a pitch where scoring wasn't ever going to be easy. Tom and Jon bowling in the middle overs started to pick up regular wickets though and Burnside were in deep trouble at 66/8. A last wicket stand of 36 got them up to 102 but we were confident this was a score we could chase down without too many problems.
They opened with a spinner and their other slowest bowler with good effect getting Dougie for a golden duck and after 10 overs we were 11/1. All of a sudden 102 was looking a fair way away.Throughout the innings they bowled really well and we struggled to get any momentum. Josh started to get the scoring rate up a bit but regular wickets always kept the game close. When Jake fell for a patiant 28, AC and Pat came together and finally we started to make some headway. When AC fell we were only a few runs short and Pat knocked these off to give us a 2 wicket win.
A win we made hard work of but winning ugly doesn't matter as long as you win.
Man of the Match: Patrick Clarke
Check out the scorecard from the game.