HDD Pirates – Tie | HDD Bears – Win
HDD Pirates 21/05/2016 – Tie
What a performance from the Pirates! After I lost the toss (again), our opponents decided to have a bat. The field had the smallest boundaries I’ve seen since under 12’s yet despite this and a few dropped catches we did well to restrict them to 178 off 20 overs. Richard Minton was the pick of the bowlers with 2 wickets, Varun Sood took 1 and Neil Levien was very tidy (bowling figures to come).
The run chase was off to a flyer with Ring in Mark Scanlan opening the batting with Raymond Hook. After 6.1 overs Mark had retired on 55 off around 20 balls and the score was 72. Ray was the anchor and also retired at 50. There were little cameos from Richard and Joe Khodeir, but it ultimately came down to our retired players coming back in to save us. Mark was unlucky, hitting one boundary before getting a jaffa. Enter Raymond Hook and a story we’ll be telling for ages. Last ball, 13 to win, Ray pumps a massive 6 which is doubled on the last ball to 12 and scores are tied!
Man of the Match – Ray!
– Ben Khodeir
HDD Bears 22/05/2016 – Win
Another great day of cricket for the HDD teams. Today the Bears got up for a 141-100 win. With a bit of a mixed bag and a large number of ring ins I lost the toss and we went in to bat. Ring in Steve Jackson opened for us and put on a great openers knock retiring with his 50 of 39 balls. A couple of quick wickets, with the boys trying to take it to the bowlers allowed me in and I took up the challenge retiring with 50 of 23. Some steady batting at the end saw us with 141 for 4.
The field was large and a bit slow in places so we were in with a good chance. There was a lot of tight bowling and great fielding which really restricted the batsmen. Richard Minton started the bowling with a tidy 2-24 of 4, John Chown very tidy in the middle with 1-3 off 2 while Brent Wintle 2-13 of 4 and Joe Khodeir 1-9 off 3 finished off the innings with awesome tight bowling.
A great effort by the whole team. Well done boys.
– Raymond Hook