MDCC Round 3 Completion Wrap 1/11/14
Unfortunatly our D6’s this week Lost on Forfeit
This week D5’s played Lambton Bowling Club where they lost the toss and had to field to start the game. Doing a great job they where able to restrict Lambton to 9 for 152 off the 35 overs each bowler contributing to the team the bowling figures being Darren Haiser (2 for 12), Isasc Hillery (2 for 14), Daniel Crossley (2 for 36) & Robert Pollock (2 for 39).
The guys were able to chase down the target ending 5 for 156 with Pollock (54) & Crossley (52) having a great day out both with bat and ball.
Playing Premier Hotel Slashers this week the B5’s where lucky enough to win the toss and chose to bat and where able to complete their 35 overs setting a total of 9 for 161 for the Slashers to chase with Ben King (36*), Neil Goffet (34) & Michael Varnum (31) being the biggest contributors to the end total.
But after 7 overs into the last innings the match was abandoned due to bad weather with the Premier’s on 1 for 31.
Points being shared on this occasion.
The A grade boys had a easy win against Hamwicks-dockside with Hamwicks having to forfeit this week.
The day saw Toronto resume the chase our 4th grade set at 3 for 64. Our lads got a quick 5 wickets getting Toronto 8 down still below the target but the final 2 wickets for Toronto saw them reach a total of 200 before sending us back into bat Pick of the bowlers being Ian Gray (4 for 49), Ryan Mitchison (2 for 26) & Terry O’Brien (2 for 36).
Rhys Fallavollita (27*) & Scott Long (13*) batted well until lighting and bad weather stoped play leaving us 1 for 45 in our second innings.
Starting the day at a gusty Awaba Oval 3rd grade needed another 212 runs with 7 wickets in hand and with one of the Jake unsure if he could get to the game on time the real chance of being 4 down before play had started but with luck on his side he made it with a good 3 to 4 minutes to spare luckly for us Jake Miller luck stayed with him throughout the day being the back bone of the innings he scored his first century for the Lions ending with 115. With each batter who came into bat with Miller a good partnership formed starting with Patrick Huolohan (24), Adam Walker (24) and Mitch Piller (55*) The target was chased down with 2 wickets in hand tremendous batting from the 4 guys listed above...saw us end 8 for 270
Game Day 2 saw another 18 wickets fall in a game which seemed to have it all. Staring the Day Toronto where in their 2nd innings sitting on 2 for 17 and our lads went straight to work on taking wickets which were shared around by the bowlers with Trent Bush (3 for 15), Matthew Richards (2 for 0), Jono Dunn (2 for 22) & Sam Palmer (2 for 30), Toronto ended all out for 123.
Leaving a run chase of 119 for outright victory Jeremy Ford (39) & Sam Logan (29) gave our 2’s a great start and at 5 for 95 things where looking on track to see them over the line but with a freak change in the weather and umpires stopping play we lost momentum and our last wicket fell on 112. Just 7 runs short of victory.
End result Merewether losing outright, With First innings points.
Toronto Started the 2nd day with all wickets in hand needing another 295 runs for victory, but our bowlers set out to make life difficult. With constant pressure wickets fell regularly Steve Baker (2 for 225) & Sam Gilmour (2 for 36) provided the early break throughs but pick of the bowlers had to be spin duo Timmy O’Neill (3 for 46) & Courtney Moulton (3 for 56) ripping through the batters allowing a comfortable first innings win keeping Toronto to 180.
Under 15’s / Dennis Broad / and 1st Grade T/20’s Round 1 Wrap 2/11/14
U/15's have started their campaign win a resounding win against Waratah. Batting first Noah James (51*) & Rohan Davis (45) set up an imposing total of 158! Then restricting the opposition to 70 off 20 overs. Lachlan O'Connor lead the attack with 3/13. Great start from the lads & superbly lead in the field by skipper Hannah!
Again winning the toss we got off to a handy start setting a total of 5 for 151 off the 20 overs. Sam Logan (71) was the best performer with the bat hitting six 4's and three 6's, then bowling out waratah for 75 in 18.3 overs with wickets going to Eddie Dunne (4 for 14), Sam Palmer (3 for 2, inc hat-trick) & Thomas McKendry (2 for 17) doing the bulk of the damage.
1st Grade T/20
Another game another toss won choosing to bat the guys scored 7 for 146 With Josh Emerton (34) & Simon Moore (31) making the most runs. With the ball the tam where able to restricted Waratah to 8 for 127 with Dan Morton (3 for 11), Trent Bush (2 for 16) & Dave Celep (2 for 16), the lads made it 3 from 3 for the day.
A great effort from all involved...