Won by 30 runs
The sun was shining as the boys travelled across to the Inverleith playing fields for a soft ball, pairs match against Stewart’s Melville.
Having won the toss, Rafa elected to field first and put the hosts in to bat. The innings provided some interest, mostly provided by a steady cross-wind, which had a strong influence on the lightweight ball and no doubt contributed to the sizeable tally of wides which both teams accumulated over the course of their innings. Alexander L had a fantastic second over, claiming two wickets for the side, one of which was a commendable catch by Oliver. The boys worked hard in the field and managed to significantly restrict the number of times the batsmen could cross.
When their turn to bat arrived, the boys had a large total of 133 runs to chase down, but they were not fazed and set about their business competently. All of the pairs contributed in excess of 20 runs for the side, and Rafa and Oliver managed a total of 36 for their four overs, seeing the match through to a win by 30 runs.
Well done to all the boys for a fine effort and great sportsmanship.