The morning dawned gloomy, with a typhoon hitting Southern China. The Pirates assembled sleepily at Jiankang University for the supposed 9am start against Jiaozhi (Shanghai Communications Polytechnic), only to discover the schedule changes had pushed the game to 2pm.
So the ten Pirates at the ground decided to have a warm up on one of the fields, playing partnerships. Ben Collins and Andrew Jackson finished on top with 38 off their 4 overs, including one huge six over the stadium roof into the adjacent construction site. A team lunch was arranged at a nearby Cantonese restaurant, and the team was in good spirits despite the mixup and the delayed start. Jackson and Alex Cummings, who could not make the afternoon game, were replaced by Jagath Ratnayake and Ravinder Reddy at the last minute. Continue reading “Pirates Defeat Jiaozhi”