Monday, 23 January 2017
Meschede displays wonderful stroke play.
SA1 team just failed by 12 runs to beat Marks park in their first match of the second half of the season. Marks park, batting first, scored at a healthy rate courtesy of a fair amount of luck, despite losing wickets. Some excellent fielding and catching by Romeo Kasawayo and Mark Patterson saw the Parks end on 290 all out.
It was never going to be easy to chase down the score and we lost a wicket to the first ball. Craig Meschede (103) and Don Glover rebuilt the innings with Meschede displaying wonderful stroke play rarely seen at this level. Despite wickets falling around him he continued to carve the bowling with his 100 coming off just 53 balls. John Neilsen took over when he departed to score 79 off 36 balls and Patterson made a healthy 32. The end was tense but we could not get over the line failing by 12 runs.
Congrats to Meschede on his 100 as well as Rys Daniel for his 5 wicket haul.