A fairly clinical performance by the 12ths had us register win number 2 for the season. We lost the toss and fielded first, but it turns out we were actually fielding the best bowling attack we’ve had in years! (Stradling who? … sorry Marty, obviously I’d love to have you back any time. To bowl second change.)
Hirak and Ali showed serious wheels to begin with, and we had both openers fairly cheaply by the 6 over mark. Simon and Soli then also bagged a couple, and when Rob picked up his LBW, they were 5 for 49 and in all sorts after 21 overs. However, 6th bowlers exist to make a game of it, and they did manage to put on another 47 before the last 4 wickets fell in a heap to have them all out for 98. Outstanding bowling effort all round, and solid fielding to back it up.
Charlie and Soli looked to be making short work of the target when one of the most suspect actions seen in Gladdies cricket since Kynan came on, and while it’s hard to argue that his chucking actually got him his two wickets, it was quite the controversial over, as he was called for chucking and instructed he couldn’t bowl again. The Cheetahs (awkward) took this pretty well, all concerned, but the remaining 60 runs came relatively easily with Tim turning out a fine 21 not out, to go with his first Gladstones wicket.