Monday, September 15, 2014

Nairn win cricket cup - 2nd eleven beat Fort William in reserve final

This from our cricketing correspondent:

"Nairn County Cricket Club 2nd eleven played Fort William Cricket Club in the Reserve League Cup Final at Strathpeffer.

On a glorious sunny day Nairn started off badly dropping catches and struggling to keep the 'Fort' from pushing 7 runs per over. However, once the first wicket was taken the momentum of the game changed and Nairn started to slow the scoring and took wickets. Fort William finished with a score of 149 runs after 30 overs.

Nairn went in to bat and got off to a great start when Fort William gave away 10 extras in the first over. Unfortunately this soon changed when Fort took the wicket of Alex Green off an acrobatic catch in the slips. Nairn progressed with steady batting and scored 100 runs in 17 overs. It looked like it was a steady plod to the finish except there was a scare when Richard Gerring and Brian Stewart (more senior batsmen) were run out in the same over. Fortunately this scare did not put off the young Jason Brandsma who scored the winning run. Nairn finished with 150 runs in 28 overs."   Images below from "RG-IV12"

Individual images here. Full screen slideshow here. 

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