Following on from a weeks rain, the ground was in surprisingly good shape as Calverton won the toss and had no hesitation in bowling. With the match reduced to an 80 overs game, the two Billy's opened up. 26 overs later after two unbroken spells of 13 overs each, KP's innings was in tatters. Billy B can count himself unlucky in a wicketless spell of 0-28, but his miserly spell no doubt contributed to the clatter of wickets at the other end. Billy A's final analysis of 8-45 was amazing and the chance to take all 10 ended as he had bowled all his allotted overs. Portland were bowled out for just 89 in 30 overs - surely that wouldn't be a problem to attain......would it?
The reply was advancing comfortably at 60-1. However when Daz departed for a well made 42, the wheels fell off! From 60-1 to 80-6......surely not? Thankfully Callum Williamson kept his head when all around seemed to be losing theirs. Eventually the score was achieved six wickets down and 20+ overs in hand.
Back to the top of the table. The next 2 weeks will be pivotal, with matches against Carrington & Clifton.
MOM Billy Armstrong - awesome!