After winning the toss and a brilliant first wicket partnership between Fred H. (72) en Arun (22) of 96, Olympia 2 expected a bit more than 159 all out. Fred took on the bowlers straight away with a couple of boundaries in the first overs, while Arun made sure he rotated the strike. With, apart from sometimes a bit confusing running between the wickets, no real problems they almost reached a 100 without losing a wicket. But Fred and Arun just fell short. Maybe due to the jinx of the scorers or was it just the high temperature...
Unfortunately after that first partnership Olympia was not able to build a second one. Batting seemed difficult for our batsmen as the other scores read 7, 12, 0, 6, 14, 0, 0, 13, 0 en 2. On a positive note, we all witnessed the first ever official runs from Ruben vd Wind. He scored 2. Not bad for a junior on debut in a senior match (and outscoring his dad in the process)!
While 159 was always difficult to defend on the artificial grass at WC Rhoon, sloppy bowling made it too easy for our opponents.
After 24 overs they passed our total for the loss of only 2 wickets...Jurgen en Jan-Willem took a wicket each both with help from the safe hands of Kevin!