TAMWORTH’S over 50’s cricket team was unable to continue their winning ways when they played host to the Mid North Coast on Friday.
Taking to the synthetic wicket at Riverside, the home side won the toss and elected to bat first.
Tamworth captain Greg Kellett said his side finished with a smaller target than expected.
“We posted 202 in our innings, which was probably a few less than we should have got,” Kellett said.
“Our last 10 overs or so were a little bit disappointing, we didn’t score quite as quickly as we would have liked and really those last few overs are where you should be looking to cash in.
“However, everyone got a bat, which is what we are all about.”
Kellett himself proved to be a top performer for Tamworth, scoring 31 with the bat and claiming 1-18 with the ball.
However, his efforts were in vain as Mid North Coast set about reeling in the target.
“I think most of our bowlers were probably a little bit expensive to be honest,” Kellett said.
“In the end they were able to get the runs with about three overs to spare which is disappointing for us, but the game was played in really good spirits.”
The local veterans will now turn their attention to up coming clashes with teams from the Central Coast.
“Our over 50’s and 60’s will play host to the Central Coast on Sunday and Saturday respectively,” Kellett said.
“Following that, our over 67’s team heads off to Newcastle on Monday for a three day carnival, so there’s going to be plenty coming up.”