Mistakes Prove Costly for Portcullis

KITT & The Hoff
Michael Knight demonstrates his poor knowledge of umpiring signals

There was no sign of "The Hoff" or "KITT" at Duthie Park today but Knight Riders announced their arrival by narrowly winning their Grade 4 encounter with Portcullis. Set 178 to win they reached their target for the loss of eight wickets. 

On a cold and miserable day in Duthie Park Captain Kris maintained his good form with the coin and elected to bat. The innings got off to a bright start with in form opener Alex Bryce and partner Ranjan Sahoo adding 27. Ranjan hit some nice boundaries before being cleaned up and was quickly followed by Collinson Snr and the big wicket of Andy Maidment. When he was bowled, playing across the line, for a duck things were looking bleak. Once again though the Bryce - Nair axis stepped in to soak up the pressure and throw it right back. A fourth wicket partnership of 121, taking the score from 32-3 to 153-4, put us in command. Both players registered their half centuries and both were run out shortly after. Their dismissal triggered rapid fire hitting leading up to our declaration on 177-9. Sorry Howard. I'm sure you'll get a long bat soon.

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