BITS Colts go down in T20 debut against Reserves
BITS Colts debuted against the BITS Reserves in the season-opening T20 cricket match.
Reserves won the toss and chose to bat.
New recruit Jordyn Wilson joined Nigel Fritz in opening the batting and they got off to a quick start with a 64-run partnership.
Spinners Linden Finlay 1/19 and Adam Romagnolo 1/21 chimed in for the Colts but it was the batting displays from the reserve team that were the highlights of the innings with 55 off 51 balls from Fritz, 27 off 23 from Wilson and 20 off 12 from another newcomer, Darrin Strange.
Reserves finished their 20 overs with a respectable 5 for 156.
An early loss of Cameron Lord brought Dan Harvey to the crease and he took the score to 45 before another newcomer for the reserves, Justin Singh, broke through for a run-a-ball 20.
The next over was the breaking point with Tom McDonald ripping three wickets in five balls to have Colts reeling at 5 for 45.
Fawdry and Pitt steadied the ship but it was too big a task after the collapse and despite a few big hits from Linden, the total was 45 away with BITS finishing on 9 for 121.
Bryan Fagan took 1/12, Singh 1/13, McDonald 3/19, Strange 1/26, Judd 2 /20 and Jacob Todd 1/11.
In the B-grade, BITS Saints won the toss and bowled first against GITS Gold.
Gold managed 8/89 which was not enough with Saints chasing it down in just 12 overs.