All bowlers contributed and were supported in the field, as Glenelg were tied down and kept losing wickets. At 9/124 and with tea looking particularly early, Glenelg 16-year-old number 5 batsman Josh Hoffman decided to unleash, causing late damage to some of the bowling figures (Grant’s very tidy 4/47 became 4/80) and also a club window pane, struck hard on the full as he moved swiftly from 40 to 94. It fell to Euan Fletcher, again barely silent since the pre-match observance, to run out the Bays’ number 11 who’d contributed 2 to an 11th wicket stand of 56. Even so, 180 was a more than gettable target.
Skipper Jake Brown led an aggressive response, striking 44 off just 33 balls (6x4s and 1×6), and Alex Ross continues an outstanding run of Brown form reaching 62 not out off 51 balls (8x4s and 3x6s), opener Henry Dall a more circumspect 38 not out. When the umpires decided conditions had become too gloomy around 6.30pm, we were just 13 runs shy at 2/167 off just 33 of the 41 scheduled overs. To make up lost overs, play resumes 30 minutes earlier this Saturday at 10.30am.