Teesside University Cricket Team went down by 25 runs against South Bank in their opening fixture of the Middlesbrough College indoor league.
Teesside won the toss and elected to field with Southbank amassing 122/1 from their 10 overs with Southbank’s opening three batsman all retiring.
Richard Mains struck for Teesside with the only wicket of the innings bagging 1-11 from his spell.
In reply Teesside fell 25 runs short finishing with 97 from their 10 overs.
Southbank struck early when Henry Moor was dismissed for zero shortly followed by two quick run outs for the Bank.
An unbeaten 34 including 3 four’s and 2 sixes from Aamir Ramzan steadied the ship for Teesside backed by 19 from Alex Wilman and 14 from Mains with the team falling 25 runs short of victory.
Teesside University Captain, Luke Kenning, said: “I thought today was an eye opening experience and that we learned where our strengths and weaknesses lie.”
“I see the team improving in its batting and certain players in their bowling.
“I feel that we need to improve our fielding a lot though, as 40 plus runs slipped away from us in that department today.”
Top run scorer Aamir Ramzan said : “I think we did great after not playing cricket for about five months and we were playing a team that’s won the indoor league for 12 years running.”
“I thought the team worked really well together and put on a good display of courage and desire to play the game.”
South Bank – 122/1
Teesside Cricket – 97/3
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