T20 Hosted @ Mansle
Sunday May 19th 2019 saw Mansle Cricket host two teams, Bordeaux Giscour and St Aulaye cricket clubs.
The weather had been suspect all week and the weather reports on Saturday suggested we should not be playing at all on Sunday. We decided to ignore the weather and be very english and take the plunge to host the games.
Mansle played St Aulaye first and gave them a hard match with St Aulaye only scoring 119 in 15 overs at one point were 19 for 3. Then Mansle tried to chase the weather was no in Mansle favour the rhythm and affected the ball in such a big way that Mansle fell short by 50 runs. Some good performances by both teams.
Mansle then played Bordeaux as the loosing side. Mansle batted first the weather had changed the wicket had dried. after 4 overs and Mansle were looking shaky at 2 for 2 Then a couple of batsmen started to defend and see off the opening bowlers. The middle order scored well bringing the total to a respectable 87 off 20 with some tight bowling from Bordeaux. The Rain then came spoiling the match the runs to get where reduced and the total looked rather small 69 to reach. Bordeaux reached the total in 11 overs after being held to 19 off 4 One quick wicket saw Bordeaux start to swipe and connect sending the ball for a couple of 4's and 6's. Thanks to the rain slow spin was not as effective as the first two overs. Bordeaux won comfortably.
The last match saw St Aulaye take on Bordeaux. Bordeaux batted first and impressed with 163.
St Aulaye had to chase, They tried really hard but loosing three early wickets did not help. Final score was Bordeaux 163 V St Aulaye 96
Great days cricket had by all.