Friday, 16 December 2011
Festival 2nd day - NZ downed
Another improvement in our performance helped us to see off the challenge of the boys from St Paul's, Hamilton, NZ. Good early spells from J Roy and M Roy saw off their top order, leaving Tom Eckett to clean up with a great spell of 4-16. A total of 88 was soon passed despite two or three rain delays (covers on, covers off, a manual operation) with strong batting from Teddy James (captain for the day). Elliott Charles was at the wicket with George Fitzroy as George drove the winning four. We are all looking forward to tomorrow and taking on old rivals (and new friends) St Peter's Adelaide for the Ian Hume Trophy. It'll be the 25th anniversary of the fixture, and, truth to tell, the Australians are up in the series.