MDCC Round 5 Completion Wrap 15/11/14
This week D6’s played Fletcher at their home ground Wanderers Park, and after losing the toss went about making quick work of their opponents this week. Fletcher’s captain chose to bat but after some impressive bowling could only set our guys a target of 81 off 21.1 overs. Doing the damage this week where Carlton Bernays (3 for 10), Jordan Walker (2 for 5) & Darren John James (2 for 15).
Taking only 14 overs and losing only 1 wicket our D6’s closed out a very good day ending 1 for 82 with batsman Samuel Smith (46*) & Captain Gordon Dryburgh (13*) seeing the side home.
This week D5’s played Waratah Mayfield, and had to start the day in the field. After batting the allotted overs Waratah set a competitive total of 9 for 185. Isasc Hillery (3 for 10), Daniel McAteer(2 for 31) & Robert Pollock (2 for 35) all had good days with the ball.
The run chase got off to a shaky start but Pollock (48) & Hillery (25) continued to do damage to Waratah this time with the willow in hand and some late order runs from Darren Haiser (22), but unfortunately our D5’s had a loss and ending the day 10 for 148.
Playing Gunyah Gumboots this week away from home the B5’s had another win at the toss and chose to send the Gumboots into bat. Our lads bowled Gunyah out for a competitive total of 195. With Phil Apthorpe (4 for 27) & Michael Hughes (3 for 34) being the main destroyers with the ball.
During their run chase our B5’s lost regular wickets and didn’t get the chance to get started sadly being bowled out for 95.
Merewether lost the toss and bowled first. With nothing in the wicket for the bowlers Warners Bay scored a competitive score of 147 and spin twins Darren cousins 4/22 & young 13 year old Rohan Davis 2/18 the best of the bowlers . Chasing the runs down on a low & slow wicket the boys focussed on giving the manager another heart attack with young Tom Henshaw calmly hitting a 4 of the last ball of the allocated 40 overs to win the game, best of the batman were skipper Craig Plain 46 no, Vibushna Lingabala 41, and once again the man we like to call the "Simon Moore" of c&s cricket Darren Cousins 21.....
Warners Bay 10/147 V Merewether 8/150
Returning to Hawkins Oval this week saw our 4th graders defending 234 and looking for their first win of the season. We knew defending the large outfield would be key to success. All bowlers bowled in tight areas and where able to create enough pressure On Ham-Wicks to keep the run rate low. Hamilton made it tough work keeping the lads on the field for 63.3 overs, but could stop our 4’s getting their first win bowling out Ham-Wicks for 179. Patrick Fitzgerald (4 for 30) & Rhys Fallavollita (2 for 21) where the pick of the bowlers.
With a successful week 1 and 1st innings points all ready in the bag our 3rd graders were looking for out-right victory against Ham-Wicks this week. Hamilton started the day 0 for 35 and successfully held off our 3’s for a further 55 overs before both captains called it a day. With Ham-Wicks finishing their 2nd innings 7 for 234.
Toiling away Grant Smith (2 for 31) & Ryan Osborne (2 for 35) & Jake Miller (2 for 37) did the bulk of the bowling.
Game Day 2 saw Ham-Wicks starting 5 for 30 chasing a further 185 for victory but our lads where having none of that deciding to start the day the same way the finished week 1. The final 5 first innings wickets fell within 9.5 overs leaving Hamilton all out for 69. With Cameron Lawes (5 for 29) & Sam Palmer (5 for 32) finishing what they started last week.
Putting Ham-Wicks back into bat for their 2nd innings it went very much the same as the first with regular wickets continuing to tumble the game only lasted another 24.5 over Ham-Wicks ending 10 for 46. Mitch Morgan (6 for 13), Sam Palmer (2 for 13) & Cameron Lawes (2 for 14)
Week 2 started with Hamilton-Wickham starting their 2nd inning 32 runs behind our 1st graders. But a determined Ham-Wicks side where able to hold off the outright and the day was called after 59 overs with Hamilton being 7 for 311. Bowler of the day was Sam Gilmour (4 for 57)
The day ended with Merewether winning on 1st innings.
SCG Country Cup Round 3 16/11/14
Round 3 in the SCG Cup saw our lads travel down the coast to play The Entrance at Jubilee Park. The toss went the way of The Entrance and they elected to bat first sending us out into the field and a fired up Merewether attack saw that they were not out there for long with The Entrance finishing 10 for 97 after 27.4 overs. Bowling figures: Mark Cameron(3 for 23), Courtney Moulton (2 for 4), Sam Gilmour (2 for 22) & Harrison Colbert (2 for 29).
After an early wicket Josh Geary (43*) & Pat Darwen (35) had a 78 run partnership before Troy Goodwin (14*) joined Geary to see the boys get home ending 2 for 100 off 15.2 overs.