The 1st XI played against Logan Park HS at home last Saturday.
Sent in to bat, we were bowled out for an extremely poor 57, again falling well short of batting out our 40 overs. A tidy opening spell from Logan Park had us three down in a very short space of time, meaning that the middle and lower order would need to undo the early damage. A partnership between Archie Smith and Kairus Booth looked promising, but things became a bit grim when Smith departed and we more or less collapsed. Defending such a meagre total was never going to be easy, yet the boys got stuck in and were able to nab three wickets before our total was hauled in in just 10.3 overs. Despite this result, the boys remained quite buoyant and we had a very productive practice on Thursday. The key points were:
* Coming forward and defending full-pitched bowling on middle stump (rather than trying to whack the ball out of the park and getting bowled)
* Getting bat on ball, backing up and looking to accumulate singles
* General tidiness and alertness in the field (making the opposition work for every run)
Needless to say, we are hoping to see some major improvement in these areas tomorrow!
Tomorrow, we travel to Corstorphine, where we will play against a King's HS XI. We will be leaving the bus bay at 11:15.
TIC Boys' Cricket