Seniors beat Albion in first round
By on Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The Union Senior team beat Albion by 99 runs in the first round of Borton Cup cricket for the 2016-2017 season to celebrate Daniel Conlans 100th senior match.
After losing the toss and being put into bat, Union totaled 179/6 in its 50 overs in difficult batting conditions. With the outfield long scoring boundaries was difficult with only four boundaries being scored. Early in the innings they looked to be in trouble after a top order collapse but veteran Duncan Drew along with captain Brad Fleming combined to put on 65 for the 6th wicket before the loss of Drew for 39. Fleming and Paul Johnston then put on another 65 runs for the 7th wicket, helping their side to a very competitive total. For Albion Dylan Winter was the main wicket taker with 3-23 of his 10 overs.
Albion started poorly and never really got started in their chase. A tight bowling effort from Union, helped by the conditions, saw the home struggle to gain any momentum with a total of 8 maidens bowled during their 37 overs. Brady Kingan was the only player to made a total in excess of 15, finishing with 34 before he was caught by Drew. All Union bowlers recorded some very economical figures with Matt Lilley taking 4-24 of his 8.5 overs, Glynn Cameron 3-17 of 10 and Sam Bastin 2-14 of 6 overs. Albion bowled all out for 80, a win to Union by 99 runs.
Union 179-6 ( B. Fleming 74no, D. Drew 39, P. Johnston 19no, J. Greenslade 12, D. Winter 3-23 )
Albion 80 ( B. Kingan 34, Z. Wade 13, M. Lilley 4-24, G. Cameron 3-17, S. Bastin 2-14 )
Union won by 99 runs
Full scorecard for the match