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Seniors beaten by Albion

By Scott Cameron on Monday, 12 December 2016

The Union Senior team was well beaten by Albion in a rain affected match in weeekend.

Batting first Union struggled to gain some sort of momentum to push their innings along and were 77-6 in the 32nd over when heavy rain forced players from the field at King George Park. When the rain passed, the match was reduced to 41 overs. Dan Conlan was the top scorer for the innings with 27, while Blake James (13) and Sean Conlan (16) make contributions to their sides 135. For Albion, Otago Volts squad member Nathan Smith took 2-13 of his 8 overs while Dylan Winter finished with 2-23 before the rain. Jeremy Smith (2-18) and Brady Kingan (2-38) both took two wickets.

Albion never looked like not reaching their target during the second innings of the match as captain Jeremy Smith led with the batting the entire innings finishing with 65 not out. Brady Kingan (20) and Nathan Smith (25*) also made good contributions. Blake James was the best of the Union bowlers taking two wickets for 27 runs.

Union 135-9 ( D. Conlan 27, S. Conlan 16, B. James 13, S. Bastin 11, N. Smith 2-13, J. Smith 2-18, D. Winter 2-23, B. Kingan 2-38 )
Albion 136-3 ( J. Smith 65no, N. Smith 25no, B. Kingan 20, B. James 2-27 )
Albion won by 7 wickets
Full scorecard for the match