With the glove, the Flyers showed their know-how and experience of playing indoors, as their opponents struggled to reach First Base. A large number of strike-outs by debut Pitcher and Flyers’ player-of-the-match, James Marshall, together with good glove-work and a number of tag-plays combined to restrict the Woodchucks’ scoring opportunities. With the bat, the Flyers Michelle Thomson, Cat Girt and Captain Chris Le Lion made a significant contribution to the points tally by consistently reaching First Base. Quick and aggressive base-running by all the team kept the Woodchucks’ defence under pressure and helped to keep the scoreboard ticking over. After five innings were over the Flyers claimed the victory with a 92 – 29 score-line.
The second game of the night saw CPA Global Pirates take on Jacksons Phoenix. Although the seasoned indoor participants, Pirates, got off to a slow start, it wasn’t long before they found their sea legs and began reeling out the lead over their opposition. In spite of this, Phoenix stayed strong and maintained a rhythm as they rotated through the batting order. A special mention goes to Michael Quinn, who took several fast catches on the return and scored a homerun with loaded bases. However as the final innings came to a close, the Pirates were announced as the victors, plundering a win of 79 – 34, with notable performances from indoor rookies, Richard Batho and Stevie Harris, helping them gain the advantage.