MDCC Grand Final Round Wrap 28/3/15 - 29/3/15
Making the Grand Final is not an easy thing to do and our boys made sure they got there. The Game was played at Kahibah Oval vs Charlestown in a 1 vs 2 match.
The 2 sides met in round 8 also played at Kahibah Oval, it was a game ball dominated bat and saw Charlestown win first innings points in 1 week. With the 2nd week washed out.
With a few different faces this game followed a very similar pattern.
Our skipper Tommo Croft won the toss and elected to bat and the Kahibah Oval made it very hard work for the batters with previous weeks weather slowing down the outfield. Our guys where almost able to bat out the day scoring 135 runs in 72.3 overs. Trent Bush (29) top scoring.
Day 2: Injuries to 2 players and 12th man also picking up an injury made for an exciting day in the field. With 8 overs bowled day 1 our bowlers continued doing a great job taking the wickets of Charlestown having them down 8 for 58. Before a 49 run partnership gave the boys a bit of a scare with the low run chase.
It took the lads 61.5 overs but the final 2 wickets fell and celebrations could start. Charlestown all out for 116.
Sam Palmer (4-10), Cameron Lawes (3-43) & Tommo Croft (2-9) best with ball.
Man of the Match award was received by Sam Palmer for his 4 for 10 and his 14 lower order runs in the first innings.
Day 1: Playing Stockton-Raymond Terrace Skipper Simon Moore won the toss and elected to bat at Sports Ground No.1.
Not before long our Lions found themselves 2 for 4 after 2 quick wickets. We where lucky that an incredible 200 run 3rd wicket partnership between Pat Darwen (127) & Simon Moore (72) began a revival and set a solid platform for the rest of the batters.
We soon fell to 5 for 221 before Hamish Bartlett (98*) had an explosive innings from only 88 balls faced. With contributions from Ben Egan (28) and David Celeb (20) our innings came to a close at 7 for 380 off their 90 overs.
Day 2: With an impressive total to defend our bowlers made sure Stockton-Raymond Terrace had no chance able to continue to take wickets at regular intervals it only took 54.1 overs to end Stockton-Raymond Terrace innings as they finished 10 for 170 and it was not long until our boys held the shield up for the 4th time in a row.
Best bowlers: Tim O’Neill (4-21), Mark Cameron (3-43) & Courtney Moulton (2-37).
Man of the Match was Pat Darwen for his innings of 127.