MDCC Round 3 Half-Way Wrap 25/10/14
This week saw D6’s take home the points against the BYE. (No stats to report)
Playing Medowie Cricket Club this week the guys won the toss and elected to bat first in which they set out to create a run chase Medowie might struggle with. Batting out their allotted overs our D5’s where able to finish 5 for 176. Daniel Crossley (68*) scored his 2nd 50 plus not out total in as many weeks finished the innings with Shane Pankhurst (23*), other notable innings where Jeeva Ramasamy (34) & Robert Pollock (29).
With tight bowling throughout Medowie’s innings our boys piled on the pressure bowling Medowie out for 112 in reply to our total. Ramasamy rounded out a very successful day getting 4 for 13 helped out by Isasc Hillery (2 for 11) & Crossley (2 for 21).
Our B5’s this week got to play against Jewells Tavern Beavers where they were put into bat after losing the toss John Mundey (48) lead the charge with the bat where after batting the 35 overs the guys ending we 147 runs.
Setting out to the defend the total the B5’s where able to take regular wickets and apply pressure on Jewells Tavern and where able to get the win bowling them out for 124. With all bowlers bowling well in partnership the lad who finished with the best figures where Steve Benson (3 for 14) & John Farmer (2 for 17).
The A grade boys played the Cricketers Arms . After loosing the toss the cricketers decided to bat first and scoring a very good score of 195 with Chad White most wickets with 3/41 of 10 overs straight, all so chipping in with wickets were Neil Goffet (2/19) & Luke Miller (2/31).The run chase was promising all innings but it just seamed we were bellow the eight ball just that little bit in a fall of wicket at just the wrong times and had start new partnerships again and falling behind in run rate. Needing 10 an over with 3 overs to go the chase was too much in the end falling 25 runs short.Greggy Weller played an outstanding dig with 59 & the other great knock was from Benny Woolley with 54.
Cricketers 10/195 V Merewether 10/167
Our 4th grade played again at Number 6 Sports Ground this time against Toronto. Winning the toss our captain elected to bat on the day where runs looked hard to come by we only managed 123 off 46.3 overs few batters managed to pass 20 but with a few late wickets as Toronto started the run chase our guys have Toronto 3 for 64 after 23 overs Terry O’Brien ended with 2 for 20.
Next week will be an interesting one with a few changes to the line up we will be looking to take a quick fire 7 wickets and see how the rest of the game plays out.
3rd grade travelled out to Awaba for one of the longest trips on our season’s calendar. Losing the toss at a ground not known to be very forgiving our lads when about doing the best to restrict Toronto and setting ourselves up in a good position for next week. Our bowlers once again put in 100% effort until the last wicket fell and fielding proved very important in keeping a run chase gettable. Toronto ended their innings all out for 258 with the pick of our bowlers being Grant Smith (3 for 27) backed up by Daryl Daniels (2 for 25) & Jake Miller (2 for 46).
8 overs left in the day saw our 3rd graders take to the crease with not much to be gained from the rest of the day but 3 quick wickets got us on the back foot but with Jake Miller (24*) and Patrick Huolohan (4*) we were able to end the day 3 for 47. Leaving them another 212 runs of 70 overs to achieve victory with 7 wickets in hand.
Toronto won the toss today out at Empire Park and looked to take advantage of a good batting deck but with regular wickets falling throughout the day it didn’t appear to go that way. Our bowlers attacking from the start restricted Toronto to a total of 88 in 36 overs. Trent Bush (5 for 28) was the pick of the bowlers backed up well by Sam Palmer (3 for 20) and Simon Wall (2 for 20).
Our 2nd Graders followed a very similar innings to Toronto and the wickets continued to tally up just managing to scrape past the required total being bowled out for 96 in the 33rd over first innings points where won with Bush (25) being the highest scorer, but the day was not over.
Another 11 overs still had to be completed for the allotted overs for the day to have been bowled, so Toronto started their 2nd innings looking not to lose any more wickets in the day and until the the last over of the day they had succeeded but Matt Richards had other plans bowling a double wicket maiden finishing a day that saw 22 wickets fall Uni now sit 2 for 17 and a interesting 2nd week to follow.
Winning the toss our skipper elected to bat first at Ron Hill Oval and after a few early wickets the ship was settled and came home strong with som handy innings played by Dave Celep (89) and Pat Darwen (86) being involved in the largest partnership of the day and on debut for Merewether 1st grade Steve Baker (35) came in to score some quick fire runs with other contributions from Simon Moore (31) and Hamish Bartlett (28). Our boys finished their innings all out for 307.
Toronto where required to bat 4 overs to complete the days play where they ended 0 for 13.
Great effort this week all... untill next week stay safe
Under 21 Round 1 Wrap 26/10/14
Travelling to Lynn Oval to get the under 21 season underway Hamish Bartlett was able to win the toss and we elected to bat first. With the first ball of the innings going to the boundary it looked as batting would be a good place to be but with a very quick turnaround we became very much on the back foot being 6 for 16 in the 7th over of the day. With Callum Linsley (15) joining Josh Webb (38) at the crease they were able to put a partnership together of 50 runs and looked to be handling the pressure Webb was also involved in another small partnership with Pat Huolohan but we could only manage to score 100 for our innings with sundries being 2nd highest scorer with 29.
Seeing totals less than 100 been defended before our lads took to the field with Hamish leading the attack joined with Courtney Moulton, Zac McGuigan & Ryan Mitchison all 4 bowlers where able to take a wicket and Mitch Piler took 2 late wickets showing the fight that made last season such a special one but the total just wasn’t enough on the day with Stockton finishing 6 for 102 after 27 overs.
With changes to the under 21 competition this season the boy still have 4 more round games throughout the season and will be looking to get back to winning ways.