Metchosin batsman Rohan Gowda looks to make contact facing Islanders bowler Kulvir Sidhu during Victoria and District Cricket Association play in Metchosin on Sunday.

Metchosin cricket side overcome by league leaders

Valiant performance by team captain Gowda highlight of local side's innings

Metchosin batsman Rohan Gowda did his best to keep his team’s innings active during Victoria and District Cricket Association play against the Islanders at the Metchosin pitch on Sunday.

The club’s team captain amassed 58 runs not out, including bashing a six-run blast out of the park boundary, but the locals’ total of 119 runs was overtaken by the Division 1 leading Islanders, who batted second.

Islanders bowler Kulvir Sidhu was equally dominant, taking five wickets and allowing just eight runs in his time bowling. Prashant Bhardwaj led the visiting side’s batsmen with 47 runs not out, including two shots that left the pitch in the air.

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