The day started off with some niggly weather, people taking covers on and off but soon enough the game was underway. TY won the toss and we bowled first. Tawa had a quick start with an aggressive opening partnership but was shut down by no other than Tyler and Chewy. Tyler picked another one off, he had his spell and Watty came in and bowled a good nurrie and snicked off a batsmen. The next two batsmen had quite a good middle order partnership but before both of them could carry on to their own individual half-centuries Jesse and Ji bowled them both. Ji picked up another one with Jesse catching it at cover. The next three batsmen were quickly dismissed by a runout, and two stellar nurries from Matty McComb so the final total for Tawa was 135/10 after 44.5.
The batting started with Ji and Logan going out opening, they were going well until Ji hit a ball into his foot and it bounced up and got caught by short mid wicket. The next to come in was Footey, playing quite a few nice cover drives he was soon to schnick off, Jesse and Haz both got out by lbw by some very questionable decisions by the Tawa umpire. The skip came in, after Logan had still been in since opening he was the next to fall by caught and bowled, he was the top score so far with 18. T started hitting some runs around including a six and was looking good soon enough to also fall with him ending up on 17. The lads didn’t need many runs but only had a few wickets remaining. Chewy and Webbo were in with Webb having a short cameo of 13. Mccomb came in got 10 then got caught and bowled. Cole came in, he was the second to last wicket with the boys at 127 all that was needed was a few runs, the boys made the total with 7 balls remaining and a game-winning innings full of grit from Chew with 19 runs off 108 balls, him staying in held the anchor for the end off our innings.
Match Report: Nikunj (Ji) Patel.