By Baiju Nakarja
Maybe with a few more it could have been different?
After winning the toss and electing to bat the message was don't swing at everything and play the ball bowled not the one you want bowled.
The opposition bowled very straight and fielded exceptionally. Unfortunately, wickets started to fall at an alarming rate. After the 8th over we were 9 down with 32 on the board!
We were fortunate to get to 60 with 3 run-outs, 3 bowled and 4 caught.
The message after the customary juice & biscuit break was to get at them early and field as well, if not better than the opposition. We certainly did get at them and the opposition were 30 for 5 after 6 overs. Was it game on? Could we reel them over like they had us?
Unfortunately, that was not to be and the opposition reached the target in the 15th over.
Whilst we didn't perform with the bat, I saw the effort and positive attitude the team showed in the field. We never gave up! Maybe if we had managed to score another 20+ runs we may have been in with a chance!
MOM for scoring 25 and taking a wicket was Yuvraj.
Special mention to Jake for his bowling & batting.
Wicket takers were: Sam 2, Yash 2, Chris 1 & Yuvraj 1