On a warm afternoon at Rankins C.C. we lost the toss and were put in to bat first.
Against some very tight bowling we struggled to score and from 54-3 we collapsed to 59-8 with George Thurlow scoring a steady 25 runs before being bowled.
Harvey Michaelson and Aditya Kuzhupilly (10 n.o.) added 25 runs for the ninth wicket and then Adneer Ejaz came in and hit 16 not out so we finished on 111-9 after our 35 overs.
After a nice picnic in the sun it was the turn of the North District to bat and try to beat our score.
A wicket by Abneer Ejaz in the first over gave us some hope but then the North moved on to 26 quite quickly before losing another wicket. We took a third wicket at 33 to give us some hope again but then the North added 66 runs to put them in a very strong position.
From 99-3, with the help of 2 run outs, we had them wobbling at 107-7 but then they scored the winning runs and finished on 114-7 in the 28th over.
The best bowling figures were from Harvey Michaelson with 2 overs, 1 maiden, 1 wicket for 1 run.
Overall not a bad performance to begin with but improvement is needed in most areas to compete with the better districts.
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