BITS bowlers get upper hand in match again Yaralla
BITS and Yaralla battled it out in the first day of a two-day match in A-grade on Saturday. BITS bowlers got the upper hand, dismissing Yaralla for 150 in the 56th over.
In reply BITS are 4-66 after 20 overs and will resume this Saturday.
Captain of the BITS cricket team Terry Sawyer said: "The bowling and fielding was pretty good."
Peter Shepherd was a stand out bowler, claiming two wickets for 26 runs.
"He bowled well, he picked up the first few crucial wickets," Shepherd said.
BITS will train tomorrow and Thursday in preparation for the second day.
"We have a few good batters (to come) in next week's match, so I think the game is pretty well balanced."
Mitch King and Scott Pitt will be first up to bat this Saturday.
"(Then) Lucas Hall and Jack Ramsden are still to bat."
The team is yet to lose a game this year, the Christmas break proving a vital turnaround.
"A few players have come back since the Christmas break."
Although they will have their work cut out for them with Yaralla's strong bowling line-up.
"We're looking pretty good, with six wickets in hand and needing 85 runs, but they have some pretty good bowlers too."
The late improvement indicated the end result of their second day performance will be vital for BITS to make it to the finals.
"I'm hoping it's not a case of too little too late."
If BITS win this game, they will go on to meet Brothers which is the last game before the finals.
The second day of the match will be held at the BITS field this Saturday from 12.30pm.
The Glen v The Brothers:
- Brothers were bowled out for 95 runs in 44 overs.
- The Glen is already ahead with 179 runs from just 38 overs.
- The match will resume this Saturday at Clinton Park from 12.30pm.