Metchosin schools UVic in cricket

Cougars play home opener in Metchosin Saturday against Alcos

The Metchosin Cougars play their first home game of the Victoria District Cricket Association season tomorrow (May 2).

The Cougars take on Alcos at 12:30 p.m. at the Metchosin cricket grounds behind the fire hall.

Last Saturday in Oak Bay, the Cougars dismissed the 11-man UVic side in 21 overs and limited them to 44 runs before taking less than an hour to score the required 45 runs.

Batting first, UVic’s first out came in the first over of play, as Metchosin wicket-keeper Chris Wright lunged to his left to catch a tipped shot.

Blair Boardman bowled two wickets in the middle order and Danny Basson added three catches to pace Metchosin’s stifling defence. Peter Machin ended the first innings with a perfectly timed catch at long-off.

Batting for the Cougars, Basson and Jesse Margolus were each bowled eventually, but not before Margolus stroked a four-run boundary shot, his first in Div 1 play. Machin ended the match by calmly swatting away a short delivery for the final two of his 24 runs (not out) to seal the win.

– submitted by Rick Gardner, secretary, Metchosin Cricket Club