One Day Competition - 3B Goats vs Burnside, Yaldhurst, 3B, 27th January 2018
The venue for today's game was Yaldhurst domain a nice park with one track on it that none of us had played on before and the feeling in the team was that we would luv to play their more.
We sent Olly over to do the toss he lost it and we were asked to bat,after no cricket for most as we had the buy the week before the plan was to bowl but what a good toss to lose it was.
The opening stand was a good one, with the Burnside opening bowlers both bowled tightly, the shine was taken off the ball by Tony D and Dougie which saw them off and it was in to the change bowlers. The 1st wicket fell at 45 a run out and Tony D caught short, and probably the only way they could have broken that partner ship at that stage. Dougie went on to compile a nice 48 and at the 20 over stage we were well placed at 61 for 1 to push on and that's what we did. Jake Harrington playing support roll batting through for 32* the middle order stroke makers pushing on Olly 31 to take 107 off the final 20 overs posting 168 a competitive score but one we would have to bowl well to defend.
So in to the field we went the Burnside boys never really got their innings going and at 4/25 we had them in big trouble. Alex picking up 2/6 and Jon Bennett with his new boots on breaking a middle order partnership that was building for Burnside to get rid of their middle / lower order finishing with an excellent spell of 5/9 to clean up the Burnside innings. Great support from Olly who got a wicket 1st ball and ended up with 2 wickets doing the allrounders roll superbly this year.
So the Burnside boys all out for 53, a good follow up to the pre Xmas win, and good contributions from all in the team, so 2 in a row looking for the 3rd.
Man of the Match: Jon Bennett
Check out the scorecard from the game.