Week 7 My Review (KFC BBL 2018/19)
This was an exciting week of BBL cricket. There was plenty of big hits and wickets, find out what happened.
Monday January 28th
Scorchers v Renegades
The Scorchers embarrassed themselves in front of their home fans. They bowled first and restricted the Renegades to under 8 runs per over, but the Scorchers batting effort in reply was deplorable. Only 3 Scorchers batsmen reached double figures, which sums up the Scorchers BBL season, with their performance not good enough to make the top 4 and compete in the finals.
Tuesday January 29th
Hurricanes v Heat
The Heat were struggling with the bat early on at 4 for 27, but they fought back well through a great partnership for the 5th wicket between Alex Ross and Jimmy Peirson of over 100 runs. Despite reaching a respectable total the Heat were thrashed by 9 wickets as the Hurricanes batted well once again and it was no surprise that Darcy Short top scored.
Sixers v Strikers
The Strikers were in trouble throughout their innings due to losing wickets regularly to reach a score that wasn’t competitive reaching a total that meant the Sixers required a total that was just over 6 runs per over. The Sixers lost 2 early wickets, but Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques combined for an unbeaten partnership to help the Sixers claim an important victory in terms of helping the Sixers reach the finals.
Wednesday January 30th
Renegades v Thunder
The Renegades were 7 for 90; it appeared unlikely that would win the game from there, but they recovered to make 140 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, mainly thanks to an unbeaten half century from Cameron Boyce. In reply the Thunder struggled throughout their innings, as they lost wickets on a regular basis to be bowled out with just 113 runs on the board.
Thursday January 31st
Hurricanes v Strikers
It seemed like the Hurricanes would cruise to a comfortable victory on paper as the Strikers have been struggling, while the Hurricanes have dominated their opposition winning on a regular basis. Matthew Wade continued his good form with the bat, scoring 88 runs to lead the Hurricanes to a competitive 169 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Ben Laughlin was the pick of the Strikers bowlers with 3 wickets. In reply, the Strikers openers Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald were outstanding combining for an opening partnership of over 100 runs, which helped the Strikers crusie to a 7 wicket victory.
Friday February 1st
Heat v Scorchers
The misery continued for the Scorchers with just 3 batsmen reaching double figures, which meant that the Scorchers were restricted to a less than convincing 128 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Heat captain Chris Lynn led from the front with an outstanding unbeaten half century, which helped the Heat claim a 6 wicket win over the hapless Scorchers.
Saturday February 2nd
Sixers v Thunder
The Sixers bowled brilliantly to restrict the Thunder to what proved to be a less than competitive score of 128 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. In reply, the Sixers had their target of 84 runs of 12 overs, which equates to a required run rate of exactly 7 runs an over. The Sixers won by 9 wickets, cruising to a comfortable victory.
Sunday February 3rd
Strikers v Heat
The Strikers batted well, but still managed to lose the game; they reached 176 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The Heat reached the target set with 6 wickets in hand.
Scorchers v Stars
The Scorchers reached an impressive 182 runs for the loss of just 3 wickets. The Stars were beaten by 27 runs, meaning that the Scorchers had a morale boosting win.