A pretty good performance on Saturday have the Gladdies in an excellent position to take another win this round.
A couple of early wickets had us on top, before a slow but steady recovery got the Spartans to 3/150 at the second break, and on a bone-dry and lightning fast Tempe 2, poised to set a big total. But a celebrity appearance from AJ Snr with partner and child brought the wickets, and they steadily fell until the Gladdies knocked them all over for 212. Not an easy chase, but if it stays dry this week, certainly doable.
And do it we did! The Gladdies got home in a thrilling finish with 3 wickets in hand. Solid contributions throughout the scorecard, but particularly solid contributions at the end from Christian and Brendan “they might catch this over on Tempe 1” Wilson to get us home when that was by no means a certainty. Congrats guys!