Milgate nabs a bagful
LENNOX Head’s medium-pacer Paul Milgate bowled himself into the FNC LJ Hooker League record books on Saturday after collecting a stunning nine wickets in the Pirates’ match against Pottsville.
Milgate returned figures of 9-23 off 12 overs at Seabreeze Oval, ensuring Pottsville’s woes continued and setting Lennox Head up to bat on for an outright win next week.
“It wasn’t a bad effort I guess,” said a bemused Milgate yesterday.
“I had an eight-for a few years back and managed 15 wickets in that match but this is my best single innings score.
“The boys were a bit subdued after the game but I don’t think the young guys realise how rare such a score is.
“But then again, they didn’t do that much really.
“They even made me run down my own caught-and-bowled. And that was most inconsiderate of Rameesh (Kassim) denying me all 10 wickets.
“We might have to review a few contracts this week,” he added with a chuckle.
Lennox Head provided a firm wicket with good pace and bounce but still offering plenty of opportunities for the batsmen.
“I managed to bowl a good line and length throughout the day. We held our catches and everything seemed to click.
“You know how it goes; you just take it a wicket at a time.
“It’s good to have a win at this stage of the competition. We had a close game against Brothers last week and we’re starting to get a few of our players back on the paddock so things are starting to fire.
“We struggled at the start of the season so we’re looking to build a bit of momentum from here.”