20/20 Hope Match Report
A last minute change of venue meant this was played up at the Phoenix ground. The pitch was very wet and was unprepared so was slow, but with even bounce.
Cowboys decided to bat first. Tom made a nice looking 39 from 39 balls, putting on 58 for the 2nd wicket with Angelo.
Angelo and Evan then slogged and scrambled until Angelo was calling for the defibrillator. Eventually Ange reached his half century from the last ball of our innings – 50 from 43 balls including 2 sixes. Cowboys total 149 for 3.
Once Alex had bowled Hopes opener who looked like a handful, with the aid of some late swing ,they collapsed. Only Dave Toole hung around as Kalu (turning it sideways) and Alex knocked them over. At one point both bowlers were on a hat-trick simultaneously! Surely a first? Steve Meadows took his debut wicket when Tom stumped Dave T and Hope were all out for 44 first ball of the eleventh over.