In an extraordinary day's play Mac Uni 5ths secured first innings points on Day 1 of their match against West Epping at Lofberg Oval. Winning the toss and batting West Epping were soon in trouble when Kripa bowled star batsmen, Hudson, for 2. Wickets fell at a steady rate and before long they were 5 for 34, with only Shirlaw providing any resistance. In very humid conditions, bowlers were given short, sharp spells and this paid off as 7 out of 8 bowlers took wickets in their first 2 overs. After 28 overs West Epping were bowled out for 60 ... literally as 9 out of 10 batsmen were bowled!! This was no doubt our most complete effort in the field this season with accurate bowling backed up by sharp fielding. Best of the bowlers were Kripa with 2 for 4 off 4, Sandip 2 for 9 off 4 and Abhishek 2 for 3 off 3.
With 40 overs left in the day's play Mac Uni were determined to get the runs first, and then build a lead. At 5 for 55 we were looking a little shaky but when Sayanthan pulled a four to get us home the relief could be felt throughout the team. In a quick fire innings Abhishek then scored 29 with 4 fours and a six taking the lead to 59 with Legs 31 n.o. after batting through the 40 overs.