Innings of: St Michael's
Innings of: Trinity Orchard
St Michael’s lost for the second time this season when a lacklustre performance saw them lose by 8 wickets to Trinity Orchard.
The start of the game was delayed by an hour, as both teams agreed to start late to catch the England v Denmark match. Several St Michael's players arrived late, unable to find the way into Trinity School, and so Martin Baker stepped forward to toss up to avoid any further delay. He duly loss the toss, and Trinity Orchard skipper Luke Passmore chose to field first.
St Michael's made an inauspicious start, losing Bill Kingston and Vince Cross early on. Batting should have been easy on the mat, but the St Michael’s players couldn’t help but get themselves out, 4 falling to Ray White’s teasing spin. Matt Collier struck a good 50, and them lost his head as he succumbed to White’s spin. Dave Tebbutt looked at home, scoring runs at will, but was left stranded on 49 not out when he ran out of batting partners.
Trinity applied themselves with much more fight in reply, using their years of experience of playing on mats to good advantage. The St Michael's bowlers failed to make an impression, with only Ian Geddes showing the line and length require on a mat.
In the end, Trinity romped home with 8 overs to spare for the loss of only 2 wickets.