It was cricket again yesterday – we were playing at Ardrossan yesterday and managed another narrow victory.
We win the toss and batted first posting a big score – 299 for 7 from our 50 overs. I was batting number six this week, but the score was already 270 with only four overs left when I made it to the crease, so I was on a bit of a hiding to nothing. Scored seven off five balls before missing a straight one – normal service has been resumed…
Wickets fell steadily during the Ardrossan innings, and although I spilled another straight forward chance at square leg, we had them at 207-8 going into the penultimate over. Whilst we’re restricted to 100 overs in the day, it’s not a limited overs match (if that makes sense) so we needed to take the last two wickets to win the game.
Our legspin bowler was bowling and I found myself at legslip as we tried to put pressure on the batsmen. The fourth ball of the over was down legside and clipped straight at me – fortunately I managed to hang on to this one. The last man wandered out of his crease on the final ball of the over and was stumped, so we ended up winning by 72 runs.