Match Report Birmingham Unicorns

A 30 over game to the end the season, with the Birmingham Unicorns (@bhamunicorns) gaining a well deserved victory thanks to a tremendous innings from Chair and Captain Lachlan Smith, supported by a great all round team performance. Thanks to Hammerwich for being such tremendous hosts.

The combatants

We started our season off with a pre season game against the Unicorns so it was only right that we ended the season with a return fixture, which they deservedly won, demonstrating just how hard they have worked over the season and developed as both a club and a team.

Could not be happier for them, especially for Lachlan who anchored their innings with a superb 85.

Must thank Hammerwich for the use of their ground and excellent facilities (is there a better Home Dressing Room in club cricket?) and support throughout the day.

Both teams comprised experienced players, players just starting out in senior cricket, and players returning the game which is exactly what we want to achieve with these games.

Batting first the Unicorns posted a solid total of 169 centred around Lachlan with contributions throughout (not least from a rather generous 26 extras!)

In reply NBCC struggled to get going replying with a score of 136 with the only real contributions coming from Rob and Rab (a career high) and a very frugal 7 extras!

A few beers between the two teams rounded off an excellent day, and season.