See scorecard here
Alex won the toss for us and put us into bat. We opened with the sturdy duo of Siddhartha and Umer. The first wicket fell after a 15 run partnership when Sid was bowled for 4 (10) and in strolled Alex. He and Umer once again built up a great partnership, really taking it to the bowlers. They put on 54 before Alex was caught making a quickfire 23 (24). I came in next and was soon back in the pavilion for my third consecutive duck 0 (2) and Rob was in next. Rob looked at three balls then scooped a great 6 and was looking good until there was a mix up and he found himself stranded, run out for 7 (5). Rollo copped a nasty delivery and was bowled for 0 (1). Shayne was up next. Umer was finally caught out for 32 (43) once again the top scorer. Enzo got 3 (4) but was bowled and Graeme also got a nasty ball ball and was dismissed 0 (2). Sai and Shayne remained Not Out 4 (12) and 13 (21) respectively. The total was 114.
We opened, as per usual with the ever reliable Mohsin and Enzo. I must admit I'm glad Mohsin is our side as his bowling is getting better and better every week. He terrorised the openers and his four overs were lightning quick, on the money and they only managed to get 10 runs off of them. Enzo was bowling well but was replaced by Sai after 3 who struggled a little to find his line. Sid took over from Mohsin and although his first over went for 11, he managed to reign it back in and the last three were great. Umer replaced Sai and picked up the first wicket in the form of an LBW. Sid got the next one as he lured the batsmen out of his crease and Alex whipped off the bails to send him packing. The third wicket I got a caught out at long off off the bowling of Sid. The next wicket was a screamer. Mohsin took a left handed blinder off Umer and the batsmen were starting to crumble. Rob came in and picked up a wicket with his first and third balls. The first saw Alex get his 2nd stumping and the second was an LBW. But in the 19th over the chased down the total, we needed an extra thirty runs or so and I think the game would have been in the bag. The great thing is we never gave up and the game could have gone either way. Once again a great effort by all.