MDCC Round 5 Half-Way Wrap 8/11/14
D6’s played Wallsend RSL Junior’s this week and after losing the toss had to field. Able to Bowl out the opposition within the 35 overs they restricted Wallsend RSL Juniors to 161. With Nathan Stoodley (4 for 24) & Dave Stanbridge (3 for 34) doing the damage.
With a fantastic innings from Michael Sharp (103*) he helped guide the team home. Finial score 5 for 162 in 31.1 overs.
This Week was D5’s turn to face the dreaded team BYE... Got the points no stats to report...
Our B5’s this week had a close encounter with Cardiff RSL and after winning the toss elected to bowl first. Cardiff managed to bat out the 35 overs and end with a total of 8 for 115, with Chris Dunn (4 for 18) & Scott Dominish (3 for 18) taking the wickets.
It wasn’t an easy chase with Our B’s just scraping over the line getting 116 in the 34th over 8 wickets down. Drew Varnum (22) & Chris Dunn (21) where the highest scorers this week.
Merewether won the toss and chose to bat against Adamstown on what became a bit of a sticky wicket, however the boys managed to bat out the allocated 40 overs and made 9/128, Darren Cousins (35) and Greggy Weller (29) were in the runs again this week with support from the rest of the boys all round. The bowlers did a good job on a wicket where if you bowled good line and length you are going to get wickets and that's what happen regularly rolling Adamstown for 86.Luke Miller was best of the bowlers with 3/16 of 9 overs followed closely by Darren Cousins 3/16 of 6 overs and Lyle McGuigan 3/28 of 10 overs as well...
Merewether 9/128 V Adamstown 10/86
Playing at Hawkins Oval vs Ham-wicks and winning the toss the 4th Graders goal was to bat out the 70 overs. With good partnerships throughout the day the guys were able to to achieve the first goal of batting out the day ending 6 for 234. Top scorers: Rhys Davies (79), Nick Leahy (60) & Scott Long (26).
They will be looking to bowl tight and get 4th grade’s first win of the season next week...
Winning the toss and putting Ham-Wicks into bat at Empire Park was a brave decision but one that payed off. With extreamly great bowling from all who bowled our 3rd Graders were able to bowl out Ham-wicks for 70 in 23.4 overs for the first innings. Our bowling figures being Jake Miller (3 for 12), Mitch Piller (3 for 25), Grant Smith (2 for 7) & Ryan Osborne (2 for 18).
Looking for quick runs our openers got off to a solid start but both fell around the 40 run mark. This saw Josh Webb (59*) and Daniel Andrews (53*) come together and have a great partnership of 103 runs. A sporting decliration was made by DD as they were 2 for 150. Giving Hamilton- Wickham another 20 overs to bat and behind by 80 runs.
Ham-wicks 2nd innings saw a more watchful effort and ended the day 0 for 35.
Winning the toss and electing to bat over at Passmore Oval a rocky start to our number 2’s innings saw them at one stage 6 for 116 but with Jeremy Ford (58) being the main stay at the beginning, but with a great lower order batting performance our 2nd Graders were able to finish 10 for 214. Chad Mayo (63) bringing it home.
Having another 22 overs in the day left to play Ham-Wicks where shaken and ended the day 5 for 30 with Cameron Lawes (3 for 7) & Sam Palmer (2 for 15) have put them into a strong position leading into week 2.
1st Grade travelled over to Number 1 Sports Ground for this rounds clash against Hamilton-Wickham. At the toss Ham-wicks skipper won the toss and decided our Number 1 Lions would field first. With the game being a replay of last season’s grand final. It got off to a very similar start with Mark Cameron (4 for 19) & Sam Gilmour (4 for 34) bowling superbly. Ham-wicks end 10 for 101.
Josh Geary (31) & Ben Egan (30) opened the innings with a 49 run partnership but after the 1 wicket fell partnerships where hard to come by. The next best partnership of 48 runs came for the 5th wicket pair of Dave Celep (28) & Troy Goodwin (24).
But by the close of the day our boys got first innings points, but ended all out for 133.
Great start to this round and it is great to see all teams doing well. Awesome effort Guys...
Under 21 Round 2 Wrap 9/11/14
Round 2 of Under 21’s saw our young guys travel to Cahill Oval to play Belmont. With the loss of our past captain Hamish Bartlett (move/work), & Courtney Moulton (rep). Chad Mayo stepped up to take charge of our team.
Belmont won the toss and elected to Bat first on what looked a good pitch but our lads where happy to bowl. Mitch Morgan (2 for 17) took an early 2 wickets before Belmont put together a good partnership but throughout the bowling did not back down or give away too many lose deliveries. Thomas McKendry (2 for 35) made the next 2 breakthroughs. Rhys Fallavollita (2 for 13) & Jake Miller (2 for 37) ended Belmont’s innings on 188.
Our run chase got under way with a 77 run 2nd wicket partnership between our captain & Jake Miller (41), our boys where 3 for 124 before, Mitch Morgan (21*) joined our captain to make 4th wicket partnership which totalled 66 runs.
With a fantastic innings to watch Chad Mayo ended 98* which was a great captains knock and our young guys ended the day 3 for 190 in 32.5 overs.