In an exciting match of great performances and fluctuating fortunes, WBTC Cricket Team – The Racketeers, won a close match vs The Kamekaze XI from Lancashire in this annual fixture.
Sarah Wright led the team well. Good batting, especially by Gareth Billingham, Adam France and Doug Richardson produced a strong start to the innings to over 80 at a rate of over 5 runs per over.
Then a hat trick by Joe Theaker guesting for the Kamekaze’s brought them right back into the game. Runs from Carl and Isaac Dunston at the end took the innings to 113 – a vulnerable score.
Well fed by a superb mid match tea, Adam France and Ben Barnet bowled magnificently to reduce the Kamekaze XI to 8 for 4. Three of their players then produced a recovery so that in the last two overs they only needed 9 to win. Sarah brought back Ben and Adam to the attack and they restricted the scoring so that Wbtc won by 3 runs!
Good fielding especially by Sarah, Jeremy and Gareth, and good wicket keeping by Chris Dornan contributed to this win.
This was a happy occasion on a lovely sunny day at the scenic ground of Old Nottinghamians at Adbolton.
Roger Bray (Umpire)