Tight action in T20

Daneka HillNorth West Telegraph
Keeper Daniel Zubair and Josh Hunt celebrate Nic Armitage being caught out.
Camera IconKeeper Daniel Zubair and Josh Hunt celebrate Nic Armitage being caught out. Credit: Daneka Hill

The weekend featured some very close games as the teams got back into the swing of the Ray Stoddart Shield T20 competition.

On Friday night the Mines defended a score of 114, bowling South Hedland out for 90.

Nic Armitage top-scored with 58.

It was Armitage’s best game on record.

Billy Cousins dropped an early catch which made the game tighter and gave the spectators a more enjoyable game.

Mines captain Taurean Williams said South Hedland had a couple of good spinners and bowled well.

Nic Armitage faces Galib Ziman.
Camera IconNic Armitage faces Galib Ziman. Credit: North West Telegraph

On Saturday, Port Hedland Cricket Club beat the Wanderers by three wickets with three balls to spare.

Wanderers made just 89 runs off their 20 overs, with openers Wayne Stokes (30) and Michael Mobilia (35) getting the majority of the runs.

Left-arm spinner Anshul Sharma took three wickets. In reply, Port captain Glenn Robertson (26 no) rescued the innings from an early collapse, with the first six batsmen back in the sheds with just 58 runs on the board.

Robertson and McEnrith Enoch (9 no) saw the Porters pass the required score.

Mobilia was the best of the Wanderers’ bowlers, taking four wickets from four overs.

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