The rain threatened to come, but held off. It wasn’t a very good start to the day as we lost the toss and Scott’s chose to bat first. Nikunj Patel and Harrison Watt opened the bowling. Nikunj bowled brilliantly with 3 overs 0-2 and 2 maidens. Neither of the bowlers could break through the solid opening partnership, Scott’s were 16 off 6 overs at this point. Luke Minihan and Jacob Yee came on next but they struggled to get the first breakthrough as well. Next up was Campbell Webster and Kobe Fleming who bowled very well. Finally, in the 17th over, Kobe got HIBS a well-deserved wicket. The score is now 44/1. Scott’s picked up the run rate a bit and got to drinks at 59/1.
HIBS came back from drinks and bowled very well. Cameron Duffy bowled a few good overs and then Kobe gets a double wicket maiden in the 2nd over after drinks. This turned the game and the Scott’s run rate was slowed massively. Well done to Kobe who finished with 3-6 after 5 overs. Kahu Gray and Charlie Wilson came on to bowl next. Kahu bowled a great spell- 3 overs, 2 maidens, 3 runs. At 30 overs Scott’s were on 83/3. Liam Ferrier came on to bowl next to replace Kahu. Scott’s now looked to up the run rate but Liam bowled well picking up a wicket (1-10 off 3 overs). Scott’s were now on 101/3 after 33 overs, they continued to pick up the run rate. But this caused some wickets to fall as Charlie gets a wicket. Archie Wilson is given a bowl a a reward for a great day in the field. He then went on to get a wicket of his own – clean bowled. HIBS fought back well in the last couple of overs, limiting Scott’s to 138-6 after the 40 overs setting HIBS 139 to win.
HIBS innings got off to a great start with Liam Ferrier and Kahu Gray opening the batting. Liam impressed with some nice boundaries. Both batsmen were smashing the bowlers all around the park. Liam got his 50 off just 42 balls. He got lucky a few times when Scott’s dropped a few catches. Eventually Liam got himself run out after a mix up between the wickets. He got 64 off 51 with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Their partnership was 95 runs. Next to the crease was Cole Kennedy. Kahu took over from where Liam left off and smashed a few boundaries. He soon brought up his 50 with a boundary. Cole Kennedy then got into the act with some impressive shots. HIBS easily reached the target of 139 in just 18 overs, finishing on 141-1 – just in time before the rain came. A great way to end the season. Well done lads.
Match Report by Cameron Duffy