Date: 12 May 2010
Format: 20 overs per side
Toss: DUSCC who chose to bowl
Result: DUSCC won by 4 wickets
|M Rhodes||c Boarder||Viswa||2|
|A Sturrock||c Smith||Viswa||4|
|M McCabe||c Rodgers||Southalan||5|
|TOTAL||133 for 7|
Bowling: A MacDonald 3-0-12-2; B Smith 3-0-20-0; K Dherwani 3-0-15-1; Viswa 3-0-26-2; C Reid 2-0-13-0; J Southalan 4-0-29-1; S Boarder 2-0-18-0
FoW: 1-; 2-; 3-; 4-; 5-; 6-
|S Rodgers||bowled||D Sturrock||1|
|TOTAL||134 for 4|
Bowling: A Sturrock 4-0-29-0; D Sturrock 3-0-23-1; M Rhodes 4-0-30-1; E Taylor 4-0-24-0; D Orr 3.3-0-20-1
FoW: 1-1; 2-80; 3-119; 4-120
DUSCC won an excellent 4 wicket win in a match made more entertaining and higher-scoring through both sides having only 9 players, and thus large gaps in the field. The generous slope on one side of the ground also helped to create value for your shots. On a day when thermal undergarments were advised, DUSCC got to warm up by chasing plenty of leather in an aggressive start to the Kirrie innings, which was slowed by Alan MacDonald’s 2 wickets. John Southalan got few marks for style but plenty of sympathy (snigger) when dropping a caught and bowled chance and heading the ball to the ground in one fluid movement, but otherwise bowled his full quota well at the end of the innings.
The DUSCC chase started badly with Colin Reid’s run out but thereafter Steve Boarder and Richard Miller batted solidly for a partnership of 79, helped by the reciprocation of a Kirrie umpire’s harsh interpretation of the wide rule. (We don’t play at World T20 level here…) We were always up with the required run rate from the fifth over onwards, and Steve’s pleasing 56, plus a good, measured 23* from Viswa saw us over the line in the 19th over.