SPIN DOCTOR: BITS bowler Scott Pitt goes to work against Frenchville.
SPIN DOCTOR: BITS bowler Scott Pitt goes to work against Frenchville. Mike Richards

BITS side shows more fight in defeat

SPIN bowler Scott Pitt believes the BITS A-grade cricket side took a huge step towards success on the weekend despite a loss to Frenchville.

The defeat was a very narrow one, Frenchville arriving at 6-173 with 12 balls to spare in the weather-shortened 35-over match.

But the tenacity shown along with the improved fielding effort from BITS has Pitt excited.

"We are starting to put it together and the young blokes are going well," he said.

In fact, BITS could easily have won if the ball bounced, or more correctly didn't bound, in their favour.

"We had three top edges that didn't go to hand, they went just over player's heads," Pitt said.

After winning the toss, BITS batted and compiled a total of 6-172, including 17 not out for Pitt.

Two first over wickets to Tyran Eggmolesse then made it look as if BITS would win.

Frenchville scrambled to 5-67, and from their wrestled momentum away from the hosts.

Only a wicket to Pitt was left to salvage for BITS.

But that dismissal came at a vital time, and broke the sixth wicket partnership worth 31.

Only Pitt and his team mates could not go on with it and win on what he describes as a special occasion.

"The occasion that it was being the Phil Hughes weekend, it was played in the right spirit," he said.

"It was nice to get some runs. That is about my only score over two."

Scoreboard:

  • BITS 6-172
  • Tyran Eggmolesse 45
  • Dave Webber 40
  • Ky Hull 22 not out
  • Scott Pitt 17 not out
  • Frenchville 6-173
  • Tyran Eggmolesse 2-31
  • Ky Hull 1-13
  • Andrew Walker 1-24
  • Andrew Hopkinson 1-27
  • Scott Pitt 1-31


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