Okanagan Royals Cricket Club defeats Surrey

Okanagan Royals won their first home game in a match against the Surrey Stars

The Okanagan Royals won their first home game in a match against the Surrey Stars at Keogan Park in Okanagan Falls on May 11.

The Royals won the toss and elected to bat first, but got off to a shaky start losing early wickets to some fine swing bowling in windy conditions. Steady batting by Steve Prowse (10 runs) and Gora Gill (12 runs) saw off the opening Stars bowlers.

Royals middle order batsmen were beaten by the fine spin of Arif Patel who went on to take five Royal wickets for the Stars. J.B. Bansoota and Bobby Brar put on a great partnership to turn the game around and Harpreet Brar came in and smashed a quick 15 runs to give the Royals some insurance runs.

The Royals fast bowlers left the Stars reeling and having to play defence. In the end the Royals defeated the Stars by 72 runs.

The next game for the Royals is against division rivals Pakcan at Keogan Park on May 18, start time is 12:30 p.m.