Crossy was given out LBW sweeping to Bankstown skipper Jarrod Burke on the last ball of the 31st over, and then Nappa edged one behind the very first ball of the next over to see us lose 2 wicets in 2 balls and bring 2 new batsmen to the crease. Unfortunately Beadle and Lenton went for 0 and 1, and the game had changed in 10 minutes. We lost 4 for 1 in 6 overs and were all of a sudden 5 for 148 in the 36th over.
Beatty and Cruickshank battled hard but when Beatty was bowled going to a big one, and Cruickshank was run out, only a miracle was going to save us. But there were no miracles on this day.
We were bowled out for 187. Bankstown bowled and fielded very well, and thoroughly deserved their victory. Their 12 extras was a stark contrast to our 35, and one of their batsmen was able to go on to get a hundred. Ultimately we were outplayed on the day.
So our attention turns to the 2 day competition. With all teams guaranteed positions in the finals with 1 round remaining, there is still plenty of silverware to be won.