The 11ths finally got their first win of the season, and they sure did do it in style! Taking on the highly fancied Coogee Bay Rebels, and losing the toss in fairly wet conditions had all the hallmarks of a difficult day, but Hirak and Ali served up some absolute peaches in the first six to have the Rebels slightly on the back foot. Jamie and Soli then moved in to remove the openers, and then the top order as the Rebels got gun shy and slipped to 4/35 in the 15th over.
After drinks, Jimbo and Lach positively feasted on the carcass, with Lach conceding just 2 runs off his 6 overs, and Jimbo collecting three poles. In the end, the Rebels whimpered out for 67 in the 32nd over, meaning the Gladdies weren’t under any pressure at all to score quickly.
Which was lucky because score slowly we sure did. We didn’t lose a wicket for the first 14 overs, but we sure did only score 17 runs. The Rebels bowled very tight, but when Centejas came out to bat it was like a different ball game. A grand total of 12 fours were hit all day by both teams, and Dave hit five of them in his destructive knock of 29 not out, ending the game pretty quickly in the 27th over.