Pardoe steers Tucabia to victory
NIGHT CRICKET: A near faultless 73 not out from Brayden Pardoe secured Tucabia Copmanhurst’s place in the 2015/16 Cleavers Mechanical Night Cricket finals series.
Pardoe joined with Joe Pigg (48) in a 125-run second wicket partnership in his Tucabia’s successful run chase against Coutts Crossing, who set 4 for 157 at McKittrick Park on Wednesday night off their 30 overs. It was the first century stand in Night Cricket this season
For the most part the partnership was chanceless, with the pair picking the gaps at will and running extremely well between the wickets.
“It was good to have someone who is pretty fit at the other end,” Pardoe said. “You get the threes a lot easier.”
Pardoe has been in top form with the bat and ball since of late returning from hip surgery.
Meanwhile for Pigg, who started tentatively, it was a successful return to top grade cricket since retiring hurt after being struck in the head by a bouncer in December.
After 14 rounds
Coutts Crossing 26
Tucabia Copmanhurst 22
South Services 9
GDSC Easts 4
Westlawn v South Services