Yallunda Flat defeats Cummins in T20

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Yallunda Flat 8/114 def Cummins 10/59

The second Twenty20 game saw Yallunda Flat take on Cummins at Yallunda Flat with the home team winning the toss and electing to bat. 

J. Secker and G. Pedler opened the batting with Secker facing the first over from youngster J. Gale, who did not take long to claim Secker, caught behind with the second ball for a duck.

Gale's first over was a wicket maiden and J. Crettenden bowled second over and produced another brilliant starting over with only three runs scored.

J. Nettle and G. Pedler had a 56-run partnership before R. Wallace bowled J. Nettle in the 11th over. Yallunda Flat were 2/58 after 11 overs.

C. Buddle and G. Pedler put on an 18-run partnership before Pedler skied one to M. Nicholls at mid-on off T. Modra's bowl to be out on 28.

In the next over B. Miller got K. Sommerville out for a duck and T. Modra, in his second over got C. Buddle trapped lbw for 14. 

Yallunda Flat were 5/80 off 14 overs, Cummins proved to be on top of the game. Next to fall was H. Pedler, caught by M. Nicholls at mid-off from T. Modra's bowling.

The last few overs saw little runs made and a few wickets taken with Yallunda Flat finishing with 8/114. Best at bat were G. Pedler on 28 and J. Nettle on 21 while top bowlers were T. Modra (3/16) and J. Crettenden (2/22).

S. Fitzgerald and T. Modra opened Cummins’ batting, but the first over saw just two runs scored. J. Secker took the second over as Fitzgerald started to push the strike scoring five off the over.

It did not take long for Yallunda Flat to get the first wicket with Secker bowling T. Modra for two in only his second over and in the next over K. Sommerville bowled L. Ponting for one.

The next two overs saw Secker get M. Nicholls out lbw for four and Sommerville claim J. Crettenden lbw for a duck. After eight overs Cummins were 4/25 and despite the opening bowlers having bowled their four overs each, Yallunda Flat kept getting wickets.

J. Bates got S. Fitzgerald caught at extra cover for 18 runs then struck again in his second over to get S. Blacker out for seven after a great catch at cover from C. Povey.

S. Fuller quickly scored 11 runs before being caught by J. Secker off C. Buddle's bowl. Buddle then bowled B. Miller for six two balls later. Cummins were then 8/52 off 14 overs, needing 62 runs off the last six overs with two wickets in hand.

E. Parsons bowled D. Baptiste in the 18th over for one and then the last wicket fell off the last over with J. Gale being caught behind off B. Cabot, seeing Cummins all out for 59 off 19.2 overs. 

Top scorers for Cummins were S. Fitzgerald (18) and S. Fuller (11) while Yallunda Flat’s K. Sommerville (2/11), J. Secker (2/14), J. Bates (2/10) and C. Buddle (2/18) each got two wickets off four overs.