HCC 212 a/o SCCC 181 a/o
3rd v 2nd and a win that got away. Another lost toss & HCC’s opening pair took them to 64 but then a run out led to a flurry of wickets and 66-4. A couple more quick wickets had us on top but the final 3 wickets put on 85 & we were missing a fast bowler to (try to) finish the innings off. 212 was below par on a good wicket & quickening outfield. Another 5 wickets from Ollie P too-well bowled The Tank.
But HCC’S seamer heavy attack made inroads straight away with swing & seam and we were quickly 3-2 and then 64-5. Johnny & Luke then had a partnership and scored their runs briskly so we were up with the run rate & another 5 overs from them could have led us to a win. It was not to be as a few too many shots were played and we fell 30 short.
A strange game which had ebbed & flowed but 212 was always going to be a tough chase if we lost early wickets. Another competitive performance though from a young side against one of the stronger YL sides.