An excellent Dee knock
in my SOD sees the better team promote to division 2. Which is good for my own promotion hopes next season.
I'm going to aim for promotion to division 1 T20 next season after a strong performance this season. It seems ridiculous, but I think I've got a strong T20 side and not many Asia teams do.
T20 season review:
Rusty Frost scored the most runs this season, despite only passing 50 once. But he contributed a number of significant cameos taking advantage of the powerplay, and of course that
126 not out. 13 matches, 312 runs at 26.00 and 134.48.
Jan du Preez was arguably the batsman of the season. Now plying his trade with AX-W, the experienced Saffa contributed three 50s at the top, belying his previous inability to score in T20s. 9 matches, 280 runs at 31.11 and 112.00.
Kurt Murdoch was on track to record a SR of over 200, until 29 (38) in the final game. Apart from that, he was incredibly clutch. Highlight being an unbeaten 16-ball 50 to make an impossible chase against the Legend Killers! 13 matches, 224 runs at 28.00 and 165.93.
After being the star AXI T20 batsman by quite a distance, Bobby Shaffrey had a mediocre season, and will be leaving the club in shame within the hour.
But seriously, his time has come. 14 matches, 213 runs at 16.38 and 99.53. With a HS of 30. He still captained and kept the side to a season win, and has been an amazing club servant. Sorely missed.
Senior batsmen Daniel Rowan, Arthur Branning, and Nicky Clift were all excellent in their own ways. Clift won his final club match, Branning was simply brutal even without strong form, and Rowan just scored runs.
Michael Winton and Shawn Dee were the weak links in the batting. They both got season-high scores in the last match, but their records still are not great.
The bowling was absolutely excellent.
Jasper Davey opened the bowling, not always on helpful wickets, and recorded 24 wickets at 14.42 and 6.63 in his 14 matches. Brilliant from the medium pacer.
Steve Ludlow was just incredible. 14 matches, 19 wickets at 15.37 and 5.74. On flat wickets, bowling in the PP and the death. Economy a massive 0.8 clear of second place out of all players in the league lol. Bowler of the season.
Frans Potgieter has consistently been the weak point of the attack. But 13 matches, 17 wickets at 20.82 and 7.70 doesn't look bad, hey? The other frontline spinner, Juan Goliath, was better. 9 matches, 13 wickets at 17.85 and 7.10.
Considering that Howell Brown bowls at the death, 5 matches, 12 wickets at 10.33 and 7.22 is fab. Rusty Frost is hopefully going to become more of a 6th bowler. Not great from him, 12 wickets at 26.50 and 9.04. Michael Winton's part-time spin wasn't great either.
I'll remain at the same divisions next season, but that doesn't mean it hasn't gone well.