What a game!!
Lovely weather, lovely ground, friendly oppo with game played in right spirit, lovely tea, and really good performance from Ivanhoe with ……. a win for us!!!!
Botany Bay batted first. Andrew (1-27) and Ciaran (3-25; fantastic spell) opened. Prasad bowled really well and unlucky to finish 0-33. Richard chimed in with a good spell of 2-25. But the star of the bowling was Max whose 4-30 included a couple of their strong batsmen!! A shame his hat trick ball lacked the finishing touch. Great fielding and 3 catches for Ciaran!
Botany Bay finished on 146 (their highest scorer the opener with 28)
So a good pitch to Bat on and Ivanhoe started confidently before Bob fell on 4. Conner (15) and Richard (21) shared good partnerships with Earl. Max somehow contrived to be runout for 0. Earl ended up runout for 44, a great knock with plenty of fine shots. And when Stephen fell for 10 we stood at 6-142 with 6 runs to get. But we staged a mini collapse with Ciaran (16) and Prasad (0) falling in quick succession before Phil (7) brought us home with fortuitous 4 run overthrow to win the game with an over and 2 wickets to spare.
Lovely! How good an experience compared to last week.