MDCC Round 10 & 11 Wrap 7/1/17 – 14/1/17
D6’s played Birmingham Gardens in their first round back from their Christmas break and their skipper began with another win at the coin toss.
Our D6’s batted first and built a strong total led by a 100 run 3rd wicket partnership between Jordan Walker & Toby Morgan. The side finished their 35 overs ending 6 for 173.
Best with Bat: Jordan Walker (94) & Toby Morgan (52*)
The total was successfully defended with Birmingham Gardens being bowled out for 107 runs.
Best with Ball: Toby Morgan (3-25), Lachlan Price (2-31) & Hannah Linsley (2-41).
This weekend saw our D6’s taking on Kahibah Sports Cricket Club. Winning the toss our skipper batted first. It was a bowlers day and our D6’s could only manage a total of 63 runs to defend.
Best with Bat: Toby Morgan (19).
Getting off to a great start defending a low total our bowlers had Kahibah 3 for 2 and not to long later 6 for 31 before they were met with a partnership that saw their total chased down. Kahibah finished 7 for 64.
Best with Ball: Toby Morgan (3-9) & Gregor Dryburgh (2-15)
Round 13 for our C3’s had us playing Elliotts Lambton and with a loss at the toss we were asked to bat first.
A couple of quick wickets before a 87 run 3rd wicket partnership followed by a 79 4th wicket partnership saw the team get a solid total off their 35 overs finishing 4 for 210.
Best with Bat: Cadel Leeson (75), Zane Leathley (57*) & Steve Leathley (35).
Quick wickets early saw our C3’s stay on top and managed to bowl out Elliotts Lambton in 23 overs for 93.
Best with Ball: Nathan Stoodley (3-1) & Joseph Barnett (3-27).
This weekend saw our C3’s taking on Homesville XI. A win at the toss saw our guys batting first and managing a total of 10 for 120.
Best with Bat: (stats to come)
Our bowlers could not keep the Homesville batsman below the target with Homesville ending 4 for 123.
Best with Ball: (stats to come)
A Grade (Managers Report) 7/1/17
Merewether played Maryland at Connolly Park. After winning the toss and batting first the boys managed 6/210
Best with Bat: Darren Cousins (48) top scoring and Craig Plain (38) next best.
Maryland were never in the hunt chasing a good score and just looked like they wanted to last the overs out and survive some very good bowling from all of the bowlers who bowled a consistent line & length .Maryland finished there innings all out for 98.
Best of the bowlers: Adam Britt (6/18) and Lyle McGuigan (3/21)
A Grade (Managers Report) 14/1/17
Merewether played Warners Bay on a very hot day in the sun. After winning the toss and batting first on a very good deck the boys managed 6/221 of their 40 overs.
Every one chipped in with the runs but the best was Darren Cousins (59) & Luke Penfold (56), Darren & Luke also put on a 112 run 4th wicket partnership.
Warners Bay started there run chase strongly and where in the hunt to chase the runs down through out there innings however with some tight bowling on a very hot day we managed to keep them to 6/189.
Darren Cousins best of the bowlers with (3/29)
The District Grades all played Hamilton-Wickham in a two-day match in the first round back after the Christmas / New Year break.
The day started with our 4s being asked to bowl. The day started great for our team with regular wickets falling they managed to have Ham-Wicks 9 for 136 before a 101 run 10th wicket partnership proved hard to dislodge.
Best with ball: Daryl Daniels (4-38) & Sam Marr (3-31).
With 7 overs left to bat Ham-Wick’s bowlers managed to take 4 of our wickets leaving us 4 for 10. A lot of work left to do for our batters leading into day 2 next week.
Not out batters: Michael Sharp (4*) & Daryl Daniels (0*)
With the day starting 4 for 10 the in batsman started well putting on another 50 runs before the 5th wicket fell but after that break-though the Ham-wicks bowlers were able to take our remaining wickets and we fell all out for 81runs.
Best with Bat: Daryl Daniels (42) & Michael Sharp (20).
Still 156 runs behind and plenty of overs in hand our team were asked to follow on. This time around saw some solid batting and after 31 overs and the total 2 for 136 both captains called the game finishing with a first innings loss but great fight to save the outright.
Best with Bat: Michael Sharp (59*) & Drew Sellers (46*).
3s returned home to Empire Park this round and after the coin toss our skipper was asked to bowl first. All of our bowlers kept the run rate low and were able to bowl out Hamilton-Wickham for 125 in 47.5 overs.
Best with ball: Jake Miller (4-22) & Nick Leahy (3-18).
With 22 overs left in the day our 3s went close to chasing down the target finishing 2 for 92 after a 66 run opening partnership between Matt Richards & Mitch Piller helped get the side off and running.
The team go into next week need 34 runs for first innings points.
Best with Batt: Matt Richards (44) & Mitch Piller (33*)
The start of day 2 saw our batters continue scoring at a good rate and it wasnt long before we raced passed Ham-wicks total. Our skipper chose to let the batters continue and with a 79 run 3rd wicket partnership with Mitch Piller and Nick Leahy and a 52 run 5th wicket partnership between Jake Miller and Ryan Forbes both in quick time allowed our skipper declare with the total 5 for 240 a lead of 115 and 45 overs left in the day.
Best with Batt: Mitch Piller (80), Matt Richards (44), Jake Miller (36*) & Nick Leahy (32).
The game lasted 33 more overs with our boys throwing everything at the Ham-Wick’s batters but only able to take 3 wickets and Ham-wicks getting to 117 the game ended with a first innings result.
Best with Ball: Mitch Piller (2-22).
Our 2nd graders played out at Passmore Oval this round and after losing the toss our skipper was asked to bowl first.
This proved a good loss to lose as our bowlers went to work and were able to take quick wickets not allowing the Ham-Wicks batters to create many partnerships.
Our players managed to bowl out Ham-Wicks for 73 in 27.2 overs.
Best with Ball: Zac McGuigan (3-6), Harry Colbert (3-47) & Sam Holding (2-17).
With 52 overs left to play our Batters went to work and managed to pass the total 2 wickets down securing 1st innings points, led largely by Rory Kalnins & Zac McGuigan.
After this we lost a few wickets going for quick runs and ending after our skipper declared at 6 for 113, 40 runs in front and still 5 overs left in the day.
Best with Bat: Rory Kalnins (33) & Zac McGuigan (26).
With the last 5 overs we managed to take 1 more wicket to have Ham-Wicks 1 for 7 going into week 2.
Best with ball: Mitch Morgan (1-5)
Our 2s started the just as they did the week before with our bowlers doing a great job and with the Hamilton-Wickham batters playing a more defensive innings it took a little longer to take all wickets taking 43 overs and the total on 137.
Best with Ball: Sam Holding (5-26) & Mitch Morgan (2-22)
This left the guys 37 overs left to play chasing 98 runs to claim outright victory. This didn’t go to plan as the Ham-wicks bowlers were able to take quick wickets and the game became a lot harder for our 2s then it should have been. Sadly for us we were bowled out for 80 runs in 31.1 overs ending the game with an outright loss with first innings points.
Best with Bat: Rohan Davis (28).
Round 10 saw our skipper win the toss and elect to bowl against Ham-Wicks and our bowlers were met with some aggressive batting which saw Ham-Wicks 6-190 after 26 overs in the first session. The spectators at Townson Oval saw a few fireworks from Ham-Wicks batters Sam Webber (81 runs off 45 balls) & Mark Dries (62 runs off 37 balls).
Runs still flowed at a steady rate before we managed to get the last 4 wickets and have Hamilton all out for 280 after 45.2 overs.
Best with Ball: Dan Morton (4-78) & Josh Geary (3-53).
44 overs left in the days play saw our guys losing regular wickets with a 50 run 3rd wicket partnership being the biggest one our team could manage. We fell to be all out for 93 after 39.2 overs as Ham-Wicks stayed in control of the day.
Best with Bat: Jono Dunn (27) & Josh Emerton (24).
With another 4 overs left in the day we got asked to follow on and after these overs were bowled we finished with our total being 1 for 6, still 181 runs behind.
Not out Batters: Josh Geary & Jono Dunn both (0*).
Day 2 started with a large task for our 1’s players in a position needed to bat out the day to save an outright loss. For those at the ground our guys showed great fight and every one of them put great value on their wickets. Each partnership got us closer to batting out the day but the high light for those watching was a 96 run 9th wicket partnership between Courtney Moulton and Sam Palmer who lasted together for 34 overs and saw Courtney make his maiden 1st grade 50. We didn’t bat out the day with our last wicket falling in the 88th over in the days play however we did pass Ham-wicks total as we ended with the total on 243 and a lead of 56 runs with 2 overs to bowl.
Best with Bat: Courtney Moulton (61*), Ben Egan (34) & Sam Palmer (33)
Ham-wicks finished 0-9.
T/20 Vs Newcastle City - 8/1/17
Our under 15’s started the day bowling first after losing the toss, however it was not long before our bowlers got on top of the game. Our bowlers managed to share the wickets around bowl out City for a total of 40 runs in 12.2 overs.
Best with Ball: Patrick Holding (2-2), Isaac Barry (2-8), Thomas Moore (2-15), Zenden Grieves (1-3), Matthew Lynch (1-4) & Dominic Stanbridge (1-5).
6.1 overs was all that was needed from our batters as they past City’s total ending 1 for 4.
Best with Bat: Patrick Holding (20), Dominic Stanbridge (7*) & Cadel Leeson (4*).
Denis Broad OAM Cup
Another loss at the toss saw our DB side bowling first. Our bowlers did well and we managed to keep City’s run rate low however that lasted their 20 overs. City managed to finish 8 for 123.
Best with Ball: Mitch Piller (3-26) & Sam Holding (2-15).
A 46 run opening partnership followed by a 41 run 2nd wicket partnership got usoff to a great chase as the target was met finishing 3 for 127 from 15.4 overs with all batters making starts.
Best with Bat: Dan Andrews (48), Zac McGuigan (22*), Brad Banister (19), Mitch Morgan (15) & Carl Bolte (14*).
Our 1st grade got off to the same start with a loss at the coin toss sending our players out to bowl first.
This game saw City set a competitive total after batting out their 20 overs finishing 5 for 167.
Best with Ball: Dan Morton (2-24) & Josh Geary (1-22)
The run chase from our team got off to a solid start and was always looking like going down to the wire but unfortunate for us we fell just short ending 5 for 164 from our 20 overs.
Best with Bat: Simon Moore (44), Josh Emerton (36), Jono Dunn (35) & Ben Egan (24*).
Under 21 Competition Pool B Round 3 - Sun 15 Jan 2017
Round 3 saw our under 21’s playing Newcastle City. After losing the coin toss our lads were asked to bat first. Our team only lasted 32.5 overs out of 50 and fell for only 90 runs.
Best with Bat: (Stats to come).
The target was way to small for our bowlers to defend as it only took City’s batters 11.5 overs to chase it down ending 1 for 92.
Best with Ball: (Stats to come).