With the AFL Grand final scheduled for that evening the Association executives made the wise decision to incorporated a twenty20 earlier than previous seasons. Boy did the Burras B grade have some firepower.
Due to 'questionable commitments', former skipper Rhys Paterson was unavailable to make he long journey to Lobethal oval, instead slotting into the second drop position in this powerful Burras batting line. Going up against a young Hahndorf unit at the Kookaburra Homes Showgrounds, the B grade Burras went about building momentum early in the season.
Bowling first the lads were in pole position immediately restricting Hahndorf to 5/105 off 20 overs, with Nate "Nado" Kennedy the star bowler taking two for not many. As well as contributions from the clubs regular wicket takers Young Bailey "Pony" Horsell and Mark "Founding Member" Vogt.
Proving expert commentary of the game, former coach and now Burra News Correspondence Wayne "Shriek" Buckland, openly praised the fielding efforts of our Burra's unit, higlighting the impact fielding training has had on the sides ability to field the ball. Nonetheless according to Buckland, not everyone in the field deserved praise as he openly criticised the effort Paterson's whom he said was very much a passenger that day, dropping the simplest of chances.
Nevertheless the collective efforts in the field ensured that Hahndorf were restricted to a very gettable total. As newly formed opening partnership David Bredenkamp snr and Jason "El President" Webb kicked off the run chase. However, Hahndorf got off to a great start by ensuring Bredenkamp's (0) stay at the crease was short lived. This would be the only success for the young Hahndorf bowling attack as Webb (50*) and Brad "Horse" Horsell (50*) took complete control as the Burras wrapped up a 9 wicket win just on 17 overs. Next up is Strathalbyn in Strathalybn.