WITH rain threatening (on Saturday) the Pitbulls won the toss and elected to bat.
The Under 13s batting objective was to bat for the entire 25 overs but move the scoring along without losing unnecessary wickets.
With a strong southeast breeze and occasional light rain, the team executed well, with the first five batsmen retiring not out, after their initial 20 balls.
O. Seamer 10, J. Rock 23, K. McLoughlin 13, M. Logan 18, and W. Logan 18.
The first wicket fell with the score on 108 (A. Geisel 5), however, the team continued to push the score along with J. Lawn retiring 17, J. Geisler 14 and B. Childs 6.
In line with the tournament’s time rule, the Pitbulls’ innings ended after 22 overs at 1- 159.
The Magpies’ innings started with the light rain clearing and the outfield now drying out.
The Pitbulls’ bowlers started extremely well, with the opening pair K. McLoughlin and M. Logan both taking early wickets.
The Pitbulls’ bowlers continued to apply bowling pressure and the introduction of O. Seamer into the attack provided a match winning blow.
O. Seamer securing a 3 wicket hattrick in his first over and ending with figures of 3 – 8 off his 2 overs.
It was a very good, all-round team bowling effort with the remaining wickets being shared amongst the other bowlers.
The Magpies innings ended all out for 54 runs and the Pitbulls winning the game by 105 runs.
The player of the match could only be O. Seamer, with a bowling hattrick in his first over and ending with the bowling figures 3 – 8.