Boyd is the man for Tucabia White
IT IS only his third game in the top grade but already Adrian Boyd has caught the eye of Tucabia White captain Chris Adamson.
The very-much in-form seamer placed Tucabia in a commanding position against South with a splendid spell of medium-pace bowling at Ellem Oval.
South were routed for just 114 and in reply Tucabia White are 2-126 as they press for outright points next week.
Adamson says his new-found bowling sensation has been impressive in recent weeks.
If his form continues he and could find himself a permanent fixture in the First XI.
“Adrian was our best bowler on Saturday, just ahead of Piggy (Matt Pigg) who again troubled the batsmen with his off-spin,” says Adamson
“Adrian bowled some excellent outswing and also moved the ball off the deck.
“This is only his third game with us and to be quite honest, I’m fairly impressed.
“He has come along way and may well cement a spot in first grade.”
Not to be up-staged by Boyd, Pigg snared three South wickets for a miserly 39 runs off 13 overs.
“Piggy bowled a consistent line and got a couple to turn which helped,” says Adamson.
Batting in the unfamiliar role at number three, South’s Jason Thompson wound back the clock with a defiant innings of 57 not out.
Thompson was feeling the pinch, and, after taking off for a quick single felt his hamstring twinge which could see him out of action for two-three weeks.
“I hit the ball to cover and about four strides from the crease my hamstring gave way. I could be out for a few weeks,” Thompson said.
Thompson’s half-century saved South from an embarrassing batting collapse and also frustrated the Tucabia bowlers.
“Thommo certainly looked dangerous and was the only batsman to really stand up, apart from Matt Peterson,” says Adamson
“Thommo didn’t really give a chance. He got behind the ball and dispatched any loose deliveries.”
Tucabia went about the run-chase in blistering fashion and it only took two hours to wipe out the first innings deficit.
Ray Barnett (59 not out) and Bob McKenzie (41 not out) will be looking for quick runs next Saturday in a bid to give their side every opportunity to gain outright points.
“Ray was superb and pounced on any loose deliveries. Bob showed he has found some form in this game and is looking solid,” Adamson says.
“It only took us two hours to knock off their total. We have first inning points and will hopefully be in a position to go for an outright.”