See Scorecard (or at least, see the first innings and some vague details from the second!)
We travelled to Vidreres for the first time to play a new opponent, one of the Over-40’s “franchises”, Catalunya Green in a T20 friendly. Despite having lost one player to a no-show in the morning, we went with 12 players, having been told we’d play 12 a-side. Amongst those 12 were two debutants, Ankita Rane (our second ever female player), and Michael Dorgan (our first ever Serbian international)!
Umer Razi won the toss and we batted first. Sadly there wasn’t much positivity to write about in our batting innings, with only one player getting past 7 (even extras wasn’t its usual help!). Coming in at 3, Ravi Maduranga scored his maiden BICC 50 at just over a run a ball, finishing on 59*. We finished on a below-par 94/6 from our 20 overs.
With a couple of big hitters up the order, something we were sadly missing yesterday, Green made light work of the chase. Despite the quick chase, there were first BICC wickets for both Hesh Rukunayake and Michael, and Bill Brooks got two in two balls before his hattrick ball landed just out of reach of the cover fielder. With the chase done, we bowled a few more overs before shaking hands and calling it a day.