Adamson leads with bat and ball
IN his first outing as Tucabia White captain, Chris Adamson rose to the occasion with a match-winning performance against South Services at Ellem Oval.
Adamson is firming in the betting for the Premier League cricketer of the year and did his chances no harm at the weekend after scoring 28 with the bat and taking 5-24 with the ball.
South elected to bat after winning the toss and posted a reasonable score of 9-163 from their 40 overs.
Brett Woods played a captain’s knock of 48 at the top of the innings, with his opening partner Matt Peterson scoring 34 to lift South to 92 without loss. Adamson then took it upon himself to swing the game back in Tucabia’s favour with a destructive spell of bowling which saw South lose four wickets for 31.
Jason Thompson (14) and David Honeybrook (16) produced some rearguard action for South.
In reply, Tucabia found themselves in trouble early, losing opener Tom Cootes for two after being clean bowled by Jason Thompson.
Thompson also picked up the prize scalps of Matt Pigg ( 28), Matt Blanch (18) and big-hitting Tony Worthing for 21. Coming in at number nine Brendan Mitchell remained 17 not out to guide Tucabia victory.