One Day Competition - 3B Goats vs Marist Harewood, St James Park, 3B, 6th February 2016
The third game of the top 6 round saw us playing Marist Harewood in a clash of the two unbeaten teams at St James Park.
The pitch looked a good one and upon winning the toss we decided to have a bat but we immediately found ourselves on the back foot as the ball swung and bounced and after 4 overs we were 2/3. The fall of Chris with the score at 24 brought Josh and Rob together and they started to rebuild the innings somewhat getting the score up to 46 before Josh was bowled by Shafeeq. He then proceeded to bowl 3 more batsmen with his inswing and our innings was in tatters. At 60/9 Tom joined Jon for his first bat of the year and the tail wagged for the biggest partnership of our inning putting on 23 before Tom, perhaps keen for a bowl, fell to the oddest dismissal of the season, smashing the wickets with his bat attempting a cut shot.
83 wasn't a lot to defend but we had already rolled this team for under 60 on this pitch in the first game of the season so out we went to bowl. We knew their openers would come out blazing and this proved to be the case. While Pat got an early breakthrough Vipen proceeded to smash us all around the park and the game was soon gone. He brought up his 50 with a big 6 off Jon and trying for another next ball to finish the game was bowled but this only delayed the inevitable for another over.
A game we were never really in, batting or bowling but we are still in a good position to make the top 4 and perhaps meet these boys later in the season to extract our revenge.
Man of the Match: TBD
Check out the scorecard from the game.