Wales v USA.
Good day of cricket. We won by 8 wickets and are now through to tomorrow’s 5th or 6th place game against the Rest of the World over 60s XI.
USA over 60s won the coin toss and decided to bat first and then went on to post a score of 133 for 6 off 45 overs. With the help of some outstanding fielding, our bowlers restricted them to a “gettable” score.
Gareth Edwards of Bangor Cricket Club, who has been exceptional all tour so far, had 3 wickets for 16 off his 9 overs of quality bowling. Aamir Ikram of Swansea Cricket Club also excelled with 1 wicket for 14 off his 9 overs. The other wicket taker was Colin Tucker of Dyffryn Cricket Club with 1 for 24 off his 9 overs.
Mike Holcombe of Ponthir Cricket Club had the other wicket with an excellent run out.
With a target of 133 set the “run chase” was on…..but with us on 2 for 16 we were under pressure.
Then entered Paul Kenealy of Baglan Cricket Club to join the ever consistent Mike Hayden of Swansea Cricket Club. Two very experienced South Wales cricketers.
Mike finished with a very accomplished 63 not out in 111 balls and earned another Man of the Match award.
3 awards in all so far for the tournament. Which is an incredible achievement.
Absolutely wonderful Mike…….and congratulations.
Paul Kenealy should also have a BIG mention here for his 45 not out in 82 balls.
Well batted both.
We won the game in the 36th over, 134 for 2. Winning by 8 wickets.
Tonight we celebrate the win and tomorrow we move on to our last game of the tournament for the 5th or 6th place versus the Rest of the World XI.
Thank you, Judith Tucker and Janice Webb for scoring. Just a quick thank you to all our supporters who got up early and watched the game on youtube/my cricket. Great coverage. Thank you.
Thank you Maroochydore Cricket Club for making us very welcome.
Thank you to our match ball sponsored by TU AGENCIES (STOCKBROKERS AND AGENTS)