The 2nd team travelled to Shiregreen on Saturday smarting from last week’s defeat at Rotherham. Michael Simpson lost the toss, and we were asked to field on a barren and open looking ground compared to previous years.
Kieran Dinnage and Robert Shaw opened the bowling, and Shiregreen got off to a flier. Neither bowled that badly, as Shiregreen promoted their number 11 from previous weeks to open the innings and he came off with a variety of unorthodox and orthodx shots to all parts of the ground. On another day, he could have been out early – but it wasn’t that day. It is fair to say both bowlers were not helped by some very average fielding, and although the outfield was not the best, think most people will tend to find the long barrier works on all grounds.Read more