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Finding Drop 3 Baseball Bat

When you are purchasing a baseball bat, there are so many things that you need to put in mind rather than buying a bat that you come across.If you want to have the best experience in the field, you should get a baseball bat that suits you well.

If you are not certain of the right bat to go for, you can always consult with your coach for guidance. Senior leagues baseball bats come in different length to weight ratio. All you need to do is to find out which length to weight ratio is perfect for you depending on your size and strength.

It is important to mention that the length to weight ratio in bats is denoted by a minus sign followed by a number. For instance, -3 for bbcor bats, -10 for usa bats or -5 are examples if length to weight ratio of a bat. The lower the number, the heavier the bat will be. In this guide, I’m going to present to you some of the best drop 3 baseball bats that you can go for if you want a great product that will serve you for several years.

Things to Consider

When you are buying drop 3 baseball bats, you should remember some important things that will help you select the best product on the market. I have stated some of the most paramount things that you should remember when you are buying these types of bats.

Must be BBCOR

Drop 3 baseball bats are BBCOR, meaning that they are approved for play in high school and collegiate baseball. The bats are based on some factors of how they are designed.

Trampoline Effect

Drop three baseball bats should also have a batted ball trampoline effect that is similar to wood bats. This is referred to as .50 BBCOR, which should be a visible stamp on the bat.

Numerical Difference

For a baseball bat to be regarded as a drop 3 bat, it must have a numerical difference between the weight stated and the length stated of three.

Handle

The handle of a bat is an essential element that also determines how you are going to perform in the field. Choose a bat that has the desired length that will match well with your size and strength. The handle of the bat should also be comfortable enough to provide you with the right grip all the time.

Other Considerations

  • Determine the diameter of the barrel
  • Look at the weight of the bat
  • Does the bat come with a warranty?
  • The material used to construct the bat

A good drop 3 baseball bat should meet all the above requirements. Considering the factors above, here are some important bats that you can purchase for the best experience in the field.

Final Word

Choosing the right drop 3 baseball bat should not be difficult for you. If you put all the things mentioned above in mind, you are assured of the best performance. I have selected the best bats that will indeed deliver the best performance when you are playing baseball.

The bats come at reasonable prices, and they are also durable. Do not hesitate to pick any of the above bats that meets your need and you will be getting your way to becoming a top baseball champion.

The Right Bat for Beginners

So you wanna start playing softball? Like any other sport, there are a few things to know that will help you get started. From knowing the best way to break in your glove, the right kind of exercises to improve your coordination, to knowing the proper equipment to use to improve your game. Before you get to swinging, pitching and living the game, here’s a thing or two about softball bats; one of the three most important things you need to play the game along with the glove and the ball.

Choosing the right bat from the start is one way to progress faster in the game. However, getting the “right bat” is not just about the bat itself, but the technique you use when swinging. In theory, you can use any bat. Throughout time, your brain and body will get use to swinging it. But the problem here is that practicing with a bat that doesn’t suit you the best will train your coordination the wrong way. This is especially true since there are bat requirements for the different leagues. If you train with a bat that’s too short or too long, or too light or too heavy, then you might have difficulty hitting the ball in an actual game.

So how do you know the best bat for you?

It’s basically a mix of two things. The first one has do with you, and the other one has to do with the technicality of the league or game. First, you use the bat that you are most comfortable with. Swing a bat a few times and get the feel of it. The best thing to do is to choose which bat you can swing comfortably but do not select the lightest one. From a set of options that you feel comfortable with, select the heaviest one.

Selecting the heaviest bat would strengthen your arms and it can help you adjust to lighter bats, when the time comes. The stronger you are, the quicker you can hit a ball. Though using a lighter bat will not necessarily make you swing faster after practicing with heavier one, starting out with a comfortably heavy one will set you up your basic speed. Many bat makers advertise that lighter bats are better, but actually, having the best bat has a lot to do with how the player’s body reacts to it.

The technical aspect is simple. All you have to do is look at the standards of a league regarding their bat ratio requirements, which involve the length and weight of the bat. These standards are also adjusted according the height of the player, with taller players typically having longer bats.

Again, having the right bat is a matter of having the right technique as well. There is a “golfer syndrome” among many beginners, who think that the best bats are the most expensive ones. This isn’t true if it isn’t used in the right way by the player.

Different Type of Baseball Bats

Holding the right bat makes it easier to get hold of the game. Interestingly, there are several types of baseball bats, designed uniquely to fit different requirements.

The kind of league you are playing dictates your need for a baseball bat. Each league requires a precise bat type to fit its regulations. The basic types of bats focus on the type of hitter you are, your league and the price you are willing to pay.

These are the bat types for any hitting style:

  • One Piece Bats
  • Two Piece Bats
  • Alloy Bats
  • Wooden Bats
  • Composite Bats

Apart from these material based classifications, your baseball bat can also be power hitter bats, big/small barrel bats, drop 3/5 bats and much more. It is easier to become a champ on a baseball field once you know which bat is right for you.

Whether you are a senior baseball player or a junior, you have to go for that bat that will give you the best swing and apparently, the best hitting.

Picking A Baseball Bat for Champs

Always go for a professionally stiff bat if you need to win the trophy. Nevertheless, if the bat offers less vibrations during a hit then it is a must have bat. In other words, all players are looking for a comfortable grip that offers enough control and a perfect swing for powerful hitting.

Summary

One-piece bats are professionally stiff. Two-piece bats are flexible with less vibrations. Alloy bats are as stiff as one piece but are much stronger. Wooden bats are classic and traditional. Lastly, composite bats are uniquely light weight with long barrels. You just have to pick the right type that satisfies your needs and fits your planned budget.

Nunholm v Motherwell 29/7/6

APD Nunholm hosted Motherwell on Saturday and were looking to continue their improved form against the bottom place team. Motherwell won the toss and elected to bat on a hard pitch with enough grass left on it to encourage the seam and spin bowlers in overcast conditions.

APD again struggled to restrict the batsmen in the opening overs of the innings with Motherwell scoring at five runs an over. Mark Anderson struggled to find control and was replaced by Barnes.

Cox was bowling a consistent line at the other end and eventually got his reward in his sixth over by hitting Churam’s stumps with a big off-cutter and the score on 55 for 1.

Young, the other opener, however, was set and was dealing with the slow bowling of Barnes and Williams and it looked like he was on to his way to a fifty until Williams had him bowled in the twenty-fifth over when he tried to cut one too close to the stumps.

‘Tigger’ McCutcheon replaced Barnes at the other end and quickly showed him what real off-spin looked like by striking with his first ball to have Kells caught behind by the ‘Gloves’. Gunner was out next trying to smash a good length ball from Williams’ straight to McCutcheon at mid-wicket – a great reaction catch.

McCutcheon then took another couple of wickets but the drizzle, which had been on for about half-an-hour, then got too heavy and the teams came off for an early tea, with APD hoping it would clear up.

An hour later the just as keen Motherwell players continued their innings only for Johnstone to take command. Firstly the key wicket of Greig, off the bowling of McCutcheon, who was caught at square-leg much to the amazement of the umpire who had ducked out of the way and thinking the ball had whistled to the boundary only for it to be snaffled by the bold Brian with cat like reactions. He then mopped up the tail with 3 for 9 from 5.3 overs for Motherwell to finish on 183 all out after 49 overs.

APD were looking for a good solid start to settle the nerves. However this was not to be. Both openers were out cheaply and Nunholm found themselves on 8 for 2 which quickly became 15 for 3 when McBride was out for a duck.

McCutcheon and Williams put a temporary halt on the wickets with a partnership of 42 but were unable to stay at crease for any great length of time and in the twelfth over APD were 57 for 5. Cox and Johnstone then threatened to develop a partnership but Cox was bowled for 19.

Young Mark Anderson came to the crease with the score on 84 for 6 and the dressing room looking glum with another 100 runs still to be scored on a seaming wicket and only 4 wickets left. However, Anderson quickly found his feet, scoring at more than a run a ball.

Johnstone realising his partner was in form looked to rotate the strike. Jade was despatching the bowling to all parts, knowingly and unknowingly, perhaps riding his luck on occasions but with 8 glorious boundaries in his quick-fire innings, he more than deserved his maiden league fifty.

It looked like the job was done – nerves settled at last – but no – Jade for a reason, known only to himself, decided to charge the medium pace of Greig only to run past the ball and be stumped by a couple of yards. This meant another nervous wait for the team until captain Jack Barnes hit the wining runs.

Johnstone was 39 not out at the end and it was his cool, calm and collected innings on top of his earlier exploits that ensured maximum points for the Dumfries side.

This hard-fought win means that APD Nunholm have climbed out of the second relegation spot for the first time in 8 weeks but are away at Gatehouse next for a tough match which will need better batting, as a team, to come away with anything more than a loss.

Match Summary:

APD Nunholm won by 3 wickets with 16 overs left

Motherwell 183 all out from 49 overs
S Young 48 C McCutcheon 4 for 35 off 10
J Greig 39 P Johnstone 3 for 9 off 5.3

APD Nunholm 184 for 7 of 34 overs
M Anderson 55 G Kells 3 for 58 off 14
P Johnstone 39 not out J Frame 2 for 28 off 5

W J Dunlop Man of the Match: P Johnstone

Match Ball Sponsor: Hole in the Wall

CC Colts v Lockerbie

Lockerbie v Coatbridge Coldstorage Colts(Dumfries)

Midweek League
Sulwath Brewers Plate Final

The much eagerly awaited Dumfries midweek finals (20 overs each side) day had finally come and everyone involved and spectating in the day were treated to some fantastic performances and spirited competitiveness were everyone greatly enjoyed themselves and that’s the way it should be played and remained.

The first of the two finals was contested between the youth and enthusiasm of the talented Dumfries C.C Colts and the experience, guile and competitiveness of the hard-hitting Lockerbie side that have been a dominant and forceful team in the league for many years.

Captain of Coatbridge Cold Stores Colts, Robert McBride, won the toss over Lockerbie’s skipper Matt Murdoch and had no hesitation in electing to bat on a good Dumfries grass wicket on a fine summers day.

Demonstrating both youth and talent, Robert McBride and young Cameron Telfer walked to the crease to open the batting confident of getting the innings of to a good solid start and they most certainly did not disappoint.

Robert and Cameron got the innings of to a flyer playing a range of flamboyant and textbook shots to both side of the wicket piercing the ball to the boundary on a number of occasions with good running between the wickets and swift rotation of strike.

In no time at all Robert and Cameron brought up their respective retirals in exciting fashion to an extremely warm and deserved applause from the Nunholm support.

Robert in particular brought his innings to close in some style with the first six of his career clearing the leg side rope by some distance to reach the maximum of thirty runs.

Next to the crease was the brutal stroke playing machine of Michael Brown who hit the ball sweetly to all parts of the ground and in doing so endangered cars and onlookers alike bringing up his retiral in great style and in a blink of an eye.

The catalogue of great shots continued through the batting of Lee Dunlop who expressed himself with tremendous confidence punishing good and bad bowling. Unfortunate for Lee after a great knock he fell just one run short of his 25 trying to clear the boundary ropes.

Mid and Lower order batsmen chipped in with valuable contributions from Marcus Richardson, Veteran Trefor Williams, Peter Johnston, Jamie Gillies and Ross Dunlop who all tried to move the score on and fell for very valiant efforts that were well appreciated by everyone.

Coatbridge Coldstore Colts had made an emphatic score posting a very difficult and testing total, racking up their highest score of the season with 144 for 4 after 20 successful overs.

It was crucial for the Dumfries side to get off to a decent start and take wickets regularly throughout the Lockerbie innings if they were going to win the game as Lockerbie definitely had the capability of making a great game of it.

Tight and tidy opening bowling of the youngsters Ross Dunlop and Graeme Beckett prevented Lockerbie from freeing their arms and hitting much needed boundaries.

Ross in particular bowled well making inroads into the Lockerbie order by picking up two well deserved wickets that were contrived through exploiting the wicket and pressuring batsmen into making mistakes.

New batsmen came to the crease as bowling changes were made. The combination of brothers Robert McBride and Thomas McBride were severely punished on a number of occasions as Lockerbie, in serious need of upping the run rate pushed on.

Close chances hear and there were not taken by the Colts resulting in one batsmen reaching a swift and enthralling retiral and others batmen in the middle order, who certainly favoured the leg side, making critical contributions with several scores in the teens.

Robert McBride took one wicket in this period whilst dropping two other difficult chances off his own bowling which if taken could perhaps have put the Colts firmly in control.

Instead an exciting finish unfolded. The high drama included a certain over from Peter Johnstone which was seriously taken apart by one Lockerbie Batsmen who smashed a breathtaking six over the biggest Nunholm boundary to give Lockerbie 18 runs off the over and the precious scent of victory.

However all rounder Michael Brown dispelled the threat bowling excellently under pressure and taking three very important wickets which secured the match for the Colts. This was despite a great Lockerbie effort which brought them very close after a fine and sometimes brutal batting display. Lockerbie finished on 128 for 6 after 20 over.

Overall the Plate Final was a great success,with both teams putting in fantastic performances and playing the game in great spirit. Coatbridge Coldstore Colts claimed victory on the day which was thoroughly deserved and everyone was thrilled with their success.

Thanks to Umpires Bob Davidson and Bill Sturgeon.

C.C Colts Batting: R McBride 30, Cameron Telfer 27, Michael Brown 27, Lee Dunlop 24
C.C Colts Bowling: Ross Dunlop 2-15, Robert McBride 1-20, Michael Brown 3-4.

By Thomas McBride

Sunday XI v Langholm

Youngsters Do Club Proud

With nine of the team aged 16 or under, it was a youthful Dumfries Sunday XI which took to the field against Langholm Cricket Club last Sunday. Inserted into bat on a damp pitch, Dumfries made steady progress to reach 64 for 2 in the 18th over.

It was at this point that Anderson came to the crease. Having survived a stumping whilst still on 6, he went on to hit a quite brutal 52 off just 23 balls.

His innings included a number of monstrous sixes over long on, but this shot was to prove his downfall when he was very well caught by Johnstone going for yet another boundary. The remaining batsmen then played sensibly; the final wicket falling in the last over of the innings with the score at 154.

Opening bowlers Chris Auld and Chris Edgar got to work right away and reduced Langholm to 15 for 4 in the 6th over. They were assisted by fine catches from Fraser Howard and Angus Bristow, and it seemed that an early finish might be on the cards.

Langholm batsman Colin Turk had other ideas. He set about the Dumfries bowling, hitting a number of fine boundaries. He was well supported by Johnstone and before long the score was over 100. Only Cammie Telfer exercised any real control, and he was unlucky when a delivery hit Turk’s stumps without removing a bail.

Though Johnstone was eventually bowled by Telfer, and Anderson took another wicket, with their score at 136 for 6, Langholm were favourites. However, they reckoned without Fraser Howard and Douglas Brotherston.

Dumfries young “spin twins” bowled really well, turning the ball and taking the last 4 wickets for only 10 runs. As a result, Dumfries achieved what had seemed a most unlikely victory by the narrow margin of just 8 runs.

In a close fought, good spirited match, it was an excellent team effort from the Dumfries youngsters, though the contributions of Anderson, Telfer, F. Howard and Brotherston merit special mention.

Dumries CC 154 all out

Anderson 52 Bell 3-38
Telfer 25 Stewart 4-20
Walker 22

Langholm CC 146 all out

Turk 73 Edgar 2-26
Johnstone 14 Brotherston 3-1

West District Under 13 Tournament

The success of the D&G under 13 cricket league earlier in the summer was certainly built on recently when the West District Area Championship was played.

Some hard decisions had to be made but a final squad of 14 players was picked to represent the Dumfries & Galloway region for a series of 4 matches against their counterparts from Clyde (west of Glasgow), Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Glasgow itself.

It was disappointing that the middle 2 matches – and home ones at that! – were victims of the weather but it could not take away from the victories either side of them. On the Monday the boys travelled to Uddingston and beat Lanarkshire in a close match by 6 runs and on the Thursday they excelled themselves with a devastating 10 wicket victory having bowled out Ayrshire for only 39.

The team-work and camaraderie were magnificent with each member of the team having a job to do and every player excellent in the field with hardly a catch going down. The individual highlights were shared around.

Against Lanarkshire Fraser Conn was the player of the match – he came in at 2 for 2 and firstly steadied the ship before upping the tempo later in his innings for 33 not out in a total of 120. Chris Edgar made sure that the opposition did not get off to a flyer by taking 1 for 3 in his first spell.

Anthony Hulatt took 3 wickets including their big hitter who threatened to take the game away and Andrew Forsyth bowled a wicket-maiden when there were only 8 runs needed to win from the final 2 overs.

In the match against Ayrshire there obviously was not the same scope for as many players to excel but Anthony Hulatt took another couple of wickets and again was the bowler who caught the eye. Kevin Hoskins took 2 wickets without a run coming off the bat and again the catching was exemplary – especially the one by Fraser Howard in the gully.

The player of the series was between Chas Steel and Marcus Richardson. Chas captained the side very maturely and took a handy 2 for 12 from his 6 overs against Lanarkshire and followed this up with the match-winning burst of 4 for 1 in his first 3 overs to demolish the Ayrshire top-order.

Marcus scored an elegant 24 in the first match and followed it up with a clinical and highly accomplished 28 not out in only 32 balls in the second match.

If these players – and the dozens of others, both older and younger – keep working at their games the way they have this summer then the future of our region’s clubs is very bright indeed.

APD Nunholm v Kilmarnock 19/8/06

APD Nunholm kept their hopes of staying in Western Union Division 2 alive, but only just, with a fighting display at home against Kilmarnock on Sunday. Badly needing a victory they were not quite up to the task against a team with title aspirations.

But the fact that the game was played at all was a tribute to the ground, ground-staff and players from both sides. Heavy rain early in the morning followed by another hour’s worth late morning meant that the start was delayed until 2 o’clock.

This meant that no overs were lost and that play did not finish until half-past-eight – in light that was a shade on the dark side!

Kilmarnock were inserted with the hope that there would be some early assistance from the wicket which Maskrey, Rennie and Mackenzie might take advantage of and although Maskrey struck in the fifth over to remove Alan Hill, the century maker from the match played at Kilmarnock, further early wickets were not forthcoming – the second wicket not falling until the eighteenth over and the third in the twenty-ninth with the score on 109.

Alan Hill and Baig then freed their arms somewhat and runs started to flow. A big score was on the cards until Hill unwittingly ran his partner out in the (probably) most unfortunate manner possible by Maskrey deftly flicking a powerful straight drive onto the stumps with outside of his boot!!

He followed it up by claiming the wicket of the said Hill – a good come-back by the Dumfries side. The innings was finely balanced at 176 for 5 with 11 overs to go. Unfortunately the late emphasis was on runs rather than wickets and despite a gritty performance in the field and 2 good spells from Mackenzie, Kilmarnock racked up a sizable 230 for 8 in their 50 overs.

The reply from the Nunholm batters was commendable but ultimately not quite good enough. The top order found the excellent Pasha hard to deal with and it was to their credit that he only took 2 wickets.

Unfortunately one of the wickets was that of Rennie who had shown the quality of shot-making that might have set up victory. Cross and Williams put on 83 for the fourth wicket but not at a sufficiently good pace to put much pressure on the Kilmarnock attack and when 3 wickets fell in the space of as many overs there was still work to be done to claim the much needed draw points.

Skipper Barnes, with support from Maskrey and Mackenzie, not only managed comfortably but claimed a further couple of valuable points by reaching 202 for 8 by night-fall – or just after!!

In the end it was another game from which a greater return might have been earned and still means that a win is desperately needed. It will require a good performance against another title aspirant – Victoria – at Nunholm.

Match details:

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Kilmarnock 230 for 8 (18 points); A Maskrey 3 for 60 from 15 overs, C Mackenzie 2 for 34 from 10.
APD Nunholm 202 for 8 (11 points); G Cross 43, T Williams 34, J Barnes 32 not out, R Rennie 26.

Nunholm v Glenpark 13/8/06

APD Nunholm had a massive relegation battle against Glenpark on Sunday with APD needing to produce a good overall performance to help relieve the pressure with only four games left. Glenpark won the toss and put APD Nunholm into bat.

With MacKenzie in the side for the first time since the first 3 matches of the season the top five had a lot of experience to give APD a good and solid start to set a total over 200. Unfortunately the innings did not go to plan with another miss-understanding between Weeks and Cross.

This time it was Weeks that was run out after calling for a quick single. This brought Captain Jack Barnes to the crease but unfortunately he was bowled by Sharma without troubling the scorers.

At this stage APD were 16 for 2 and needed ‘TBT’ Williams and ‘Angel’ Cross to re-build the innings and at one point it looked like it would happen with them developing a partnership until Cross looked to go over the top and was caught.

Williams again looked in prime form and with MacKenzie slowly started a partnership. However at this stage APD Nunholm 53 for 3 after 26 overs which had put Glenpark in control.

When MacKenzie was out, bowled by Singh, the incoming batsmen were under pressure to quickly ‘get their eye in’ and to push up the run rate and when Williams was out for 46 it was only ‘Berty’ McBride who troubled Glenpark with a promising 17 until he was unbelievably ran out by Kyle.

McBride however did previously run out R. Ferguson whose average for the season was cut in half after scoring his fiftieth run for the season. APD Nunholm finished on 144 all out after 45 overs, with questionable running accounting for 4 wickets.

Glenpark typically have a strong batting line up and with only 145 to be scored it would have taken some great bowling performances to put this in jeopardy. ‘HMS’ Cox bowled tightly – only going for 9 runs from first spell of 5 overs but neither he or MacKenzie were able to move the ball off the pitch or in the air to trouble the batsmen.

The only luck Nunholm had in the early stages was Glenpark’s opening batmen Brown retiring hurt after a ball from MacKenzie had hit his gloves and then clipped his eye. This only brought Begley to the crease and he quickly found his feet scoring a run a ball.

ADP mixed the bowling up trying various combinations with out luck, MacKenzie came back for his second spell and got the opener, trapped LBW for 41 but this proved to be the only wicket, the Greenock outfit knocking off the 145 required in 33 overs.

This was not the result APD were looking for at the start of the match, collecting only 2 points and it really puts the pressure on for forthcoming games, with the next game at home on Sunday against Kilmarnock.

Match bowl sponsor: Thornwood Homes

Match Summary:

APD Nunholm all out for 144 after 45 overs

T. Williams 46 Singh 2 for 20 off 7
G. Cross 19 Macintosh 2 for 42 off 13
R. McBride 17

Glenpark 145 for 1 after 33 overs

R. Begley 57 not out MacKenzie 1 for 45 off 9
C. Hemsey 41 not out
K. Begley 33

APD Nunholm v Shawholm 22/7/6

On a hot summer’s day at Poloc, APD Nunholm faced Shawholm, on a wicket which looked like it had enough in it for the bowlers. Skipper Barnes won the toss and elected to bowl but the new opening pair of Williams and Cox were unable to make a quick break-through with difficult chances put down and some bad luck.

However Kyle and McCutcheon had better luck, taking wickets in there first overs – Kyle bowling Els with his first ball and McCutcheon getting the dangerous Arshad caught by the knees of ‘Angel’ Cross which meant a hat-trick of catches in consecutive weeks.

With the Shawholm 91 for 2 APD it meant that Nunholm had dragged it back. However these wickets only brought Shawholm’s captain to the crease and he quickly got his eye in with three sixes but then went better by smashing 4 sixes in 8 balls, three in one Williams over.

The captain had to try something different but with Johnstone getting hit for 21 off his first over many thought he had been taken off only, to the team’s amazement, the captain had switched his ends. It was a stroke of genius with him taking 3 wickets in his next 10 deliveries.

Barnes also got in the swing off things by taking 3 wickets, including Ashlove who was clapped prematurely for his hundred only to reach 98. Shawholm finished on 308 all out in the 47th over.

With some young blood at the top of the order Cross needed to bat responsibly which he did in scoring an unyielding 35. However his partners came and went with ‘ducks’ from McCutcheon and Anderson.

This succession of wickets brought old man Williams to the crease and, with many of the younger players thinking of where the closest food outlet was, he began to build an incredible innings with the bad ball dispatched with arrogance as he passed fifty.

At the other end wickets continued to fall, with only Cox supporting well until given out caught behind for 19. This wicket was part of a hat-trick for Khan who bowled both Howard and Kyle for ‘Golden Ducks’ and it looked like Williams would run out of partners for him to reach his phenomenal hundred.

However ‘The Gloves’ Ferguson had other ideas, defending his wicket as if his life depended on it. Although Williams had every confidence in Ferguson he reduced the pressure when he reached his hundred with three cracking fours.

With this milestone passed the golden pair continued their partnership putting on a total of 66 runs to reach 239 after 53 overs and gain the extra 2 losing draw points with Williams finishing on 128 not out.

With all 100 overs bowled in hot conditions it felt like the longest game of many of APD Nunholm young players’ careers. However it was a day well spent with them picking up 14 points and watching a masterful innings from Tricky Tref.

Summary

Shawholm 308 all out (19 points) J Barnes (5.2 overs, 3 for 29), P Johnstone (3 overs, 3 for 29) and A Kyle (8 overs, 2 for 48)

APD Nunholm 239 for 9 (14 points) T Williams 128 Not Out, G Cross 35, J Cox 19, R Ferguson 13 not out.

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