The North Huon Warriors Under 15 side headed to the Channel to take on the Snug Scuds at Snug Oval last Friday night in good conditions on a ground still slow from the previous week’s rain.
Captain Anthony Harrison won the toss and elected to bat, heading out to the centre with Broughton Chapman to open the scoring.
The pair saw off the opening bowlers, but when the Scuds brought James Lindsay into the attack, it only took him three balls to see Harrison (5) back in the sheds, clean bowled.
Chapman (21 retired) went on to top score for the Warriors, as his batting form continues to go from strength to strength after a horror start to the season.
Ryan Jager was unlucky and unhappy to be run out for three, but next in Lucas Sullivan (15) also made a handy contribution, looking out for the quick singles and running well between the wickets.
The Warriors finished their allocated 20 on 8/89.
In reply, it was only Extras able to score in the first three overs, before Harrison struck on the last ball of the third, to see Lindsay clean bowled for a duck, in the perfect revenge of his own wicket.
Two further run outs saw the Scuds at 3/35 after 10 and the Warriors looking to be in control.
When Dalton (6) retired, Jackson Richards and Jack Minehan came to the crease and the game started to turn in favour of the Scuds.
A 12-run 13th over from Phil Hale (1/12) at least saw Minehan out to a nice catch from Ollie Thomson, and then the bottom order wickets started to fall with regularity.
Jayden Fletcher (1/3) got one past Tyler Roach, then, two balls later, Chapman (1/13) took out the middle stump of Jack Crane for a duck.
When Coulson (1/7) clean bowled Noah Sculthorpe for a duck in the following over, the Warriors started to get just a little sniff at victory.
Richards was the wicket that the Warriors were looking for, but it was Corey Chamberlain who fell to Harrison (2/8), caught Chapman, for one.
The Scuds now needed five off 11, but were eight down.
Unfortunately, Richards was not one of the eight and the Scuds passed the total with four balls to spare and no further loss.