Div 2 Match Report 25th November

MATCH REPORT – Div 2 Halswell Raiders vs OBC Gators

Halswell won the toss and we put them into bat as we wanted to see how the wicket would play, and we have been chasing well.

Plenty of swing in the first 15 overs.

Dan Fitzmaurice bowled really well – 9 overs, 1 wicket for 13.

Mike Chatterton had his first game of the season – 9 overs, 2 wickets for 16.

OBC posted a score of 172/5 after their 45 overs.

Batting was a struggle to start, losing a few early wickets for only a few runs.

But a strong middle order partnership by Jamie Thompson and Thusita Ubeysinghe helped stabilise things. Unfortunately, we lost a wicket just before drinks which put the pressure back on us.

With 5 an over needed it was a bit too much for the lower order to handle and we ended up all out for 105 in the 32nd over.

Jamie Thompson – 37 off 45

Thusita Ubeysinghe – 20 off 41

This week we switched up the batting order and gave people a chance to bat where they haven’t before. Lots of opportunities to grow here.