MDCC Round 13 Half-Way Wrap 17/1/15
Playing Valentine Eleebana this week our D6’s elected to bat first and lost a couple of early wickets to the new ball but a 98 run partnership between Jordan Walker (105*) and Sam Smith (36) set up a great total of 185 off their 35 overs. This was Jordan’s first century in which he scored 11 (4’s) and 5 (6’s).
The young bowlers did a good job making sure that Valentine did not get on par with the run rate and managed to keep the total down 8 for 141 of 35 overs. Best Bowling going to Gregor Dryburgh (3-11) & Jordan Walker (2-24).
Coming up against Warners Bay this week our D5’s looked to continue their good run winning the toss and electing to bat. The lads managed to bat out their 35 overs finishing 6 for 183. Top run scorers being Robert Pollock (60), Shane Pankhurst (46) & Michael Sharp (26).
Warners Bay gave the run chase a good shake but again our lads held strong and took the win with Warners Bay ending 6 for 173. Best with ball being: Shane Pankhurst (2-28) & Sam Clune (2-31).
A trip to Redhead this week for our B5’s saw the lads win the toss and elect to bat and set about accumulating a big total for the opposition to chase down. The lads did just that finishing their 35 overs finishing 7 for 223. Big contributions from Michael Varnum (87), John Mundey (35), Andrew Woods (30) & Derreck McCarthur (26).
Redhead put plenty of pressure on our lads throughout the run chase but a determined bowling effort saw the boys home able to bowl out Redhead for 204. Best bowling: Phil Apthorpe (3-31), Peter Jenner (2-1), Christopher Dunn (2-36) & Michael Hughes (2-37).
Our skipper lost the toss and Kotara decided to bat first on a very good batting deck that had a little in it for the bowlers if you bent the back a little. Kotara got a reasonable score of 155 with best bowlers being Lyle McQuigan 10 overs 7 maidens (3-5) and Darren Cousins (3-42).
In another good team chase the boys cruised to victory with the "Simon Moore" of C&S cricket Darren Cousins top scoring with (57) and next best was Mitch Morgan (48).
Kotara 9/155 Merewether 5/156
Playing at Empire Park again this week our 4’s where asked to field first after losing the toss but it did not trouble the players as they set about bowling Belmont out. it was a great team effort to keep the scoring down and where successful in bowling Belmont out for 124 off 50 overs. Rhys Fallavollita (4-20) continues his good bowling form and was supported by Nick Leahy (2-21).
Having 20 overs to bat young batters Mitch Piller (41) & Pat Huolohan (20*) did a great job until a wicket was to fall on the last ball of the day. 4’s ended 1 for 74 just 50 runs behind going into day 2.
Miller Field was the place for our 3rd graders this round. And after losing the toss where sent out into the field to bowl first. Belmont batted well and after a few missed chances letting the batters off the hook Belmont got to a position they were happy to declare on 9 for 240. Best with ball: Patrick Fitzgerald (3-51), Isasc Hillery (2-23), Eddie Dunne (2-32).
With a tricky 6 overs given to bat Pat Fitzgerald (7*) & Callum Linsley (3*) made sure they saw out the day helping the team be able to start next week with their full 10 wickets remaining.
3’s ending the day 0 for 17 still 223 runs behind.
This week saw some incredible figures in the scorebook from what looks to of been a crazy day at Townson Oval. Our captain won the toss but in a change of pace elected to send Belmont into bat first which proved to be a master class after his bowlers where able to dismiss Belmont for 21 in 27.5 overs. Incredible bowling figures from: David Celep (4-1) & Sam Palmer (4-3).
Looking for quick runs our boys had no problem getting passed the total and after batting 32 overs they declared 6 for 116, Cameron Lawes (34*) top scoring.
With still 20 overs left in the day Belmont put up a little more fight then the first inning but wickets still tumbled the day ending Belmont 4 for 42 still 53 runs behind. With Sam Palmer (2-16) adding to his season hall of wickets.
Belmont won the toss and chose to bat first against our No.1 Lions.
With Scud in great bowling form Belmont struggled to find the answer to hold him out and with added pressure from the other bowlers as well it wasn’t to long before our guys where in the box seat.
Belmont managed to hold out the attack for 68.2 overs before their innings came to an end. But with bowling figures from: Mark Cameron (6-23) & Josh Emerton (2-6) Belmont only set a target of 157.
At stumps after batting the final 21 overs First grade finished 1-37, trailing Belmont by 120 runs. Simon Moore (13*) & Josh Geary (9*) will start again next week.