We arrived at RMIT in high spirits after a pretty good run against our opponents(ABC).
We lost the toss and ABC decided to bowl first meaning that we would have to not only bat well but bowl well too. Atharva and I opened the batting and we quickly realised that due to the wide boundaries and thick grass, singles and doubles would be the only way to rack up some runs.
After 5 overs Atharva was caught by ABC’s captain who was playing at wicket keeper after big top edge flew up and it was a relatively easy catch. Dan Champion played at one down and tried his best to get some runs down but unfortunately the next over he was bowled.
Jamie Short walked out onto the crease and with a slimming amount of overs he knew that running would be key. Jamie and I made a solid partnership and at 10 overs I retired. Max was allowed to bat at three down, however his innings didn’t last very long. Rahul followed the same fate.
Adwaith was put out given the task to run as many singles as possible in the last over and a half. We ended the innings at 52 runs for 4 wickets.
ABC went into bat and in the first few overs we realised we had a weakness. The fielding was disorganised, however the bowling was at a very good standard. After 3 overs Atharva stumped one of their opening batsman for our first wicket and after that the floodgates opened.
I bowled the next over and tempted the batsman to play a flying which Atharva clung onto for our second wicket. Ashyle had some good overs taking a few wickets but it all came down to the last few overs where they needed around 20 runs off 2 overs.
Some good bowling from Rahul ensured our victory of 9 runs. The overall quality of cricket was very good with outstanding performances from Jamie Short, Atharva Deshpande, Ashyle George and myself.
Will Manley, 9H Student