Round 17 Summary

11/02/2018

First XI defeated North Alphington

Report coming soon, stay tuned.

What I can tell you is that Speedy was spectacular with bat, ball and in the field, Grades didn’t take a wicket, Brentons dropped a soda but took a magnificent catch where he impersonated a sugar glider, Dools and Kavan continued good form with the bat and Nav M. also continued his great form with the ball.

SECOND XI lost to AYC Harlequins

After a massive win last week and moving into the top 4, there were smiles all round; but the job wasn’t done yet. We headed down to Jingella Reserve to take on top side AYC Harlequins, a test to see where we are at. Unfortunately we had a few unavailable this week which in the end we played with 9. The ninth being Junior’s mate who lived next door to the ground, Kev. We won the toss and elected to bat. We opened with the Lithgow’s who have both been batting well, until Pete got a good one and snicked it. Knotty came in at 3. He batted with Al for a bit before Al got a quick inswinging yorker that got through his defence. Enter Chinny who batted nicely, a small partnership with Knotty as they worked to rebuild the innings. Chinny was caught and one of last week’s hero’s, CK Prowse strode to the crease. Again a little partnership through to drinks but unfortunately Knotty spooned a simple catch to point. Whilst he was in the changerooms, CK followed him in, bowled also by an inswinging yorker. Col and Peakey (helping us out and really appreciated) were looking good before Col was bowled by a slow bouncer. New player Kev waltzed to the middle, smashed a 4 then waltzed back after being bowled. Junior Miles has been working on his batting and so found himself at 9 this week. He looked good and so did Peakey when Peakey then smashed one to mid off and caught, end of innings, all out 69.

With not many runs on the board and knowing anything is possible, we opened with CK and Pete. CK was unlucky on the first ball after slipping over, do we claim rain and dangerous conditions and go off??? Nope he goes back to his mark, bowled the ball snick and dropped. With that much bad luck he should have bought a tatts ticket because surely his luck was gong to change. A few overs later he managed to find the outside edge again, but again no luck. At the same time the plan of opening with an off spinner did not come to fruition so a change was made, the little wicket taker in the ferret, Junior Miles. He got the opener / skipper, caught well by Chinny as the ball came down from the stratosphere. With the left handed opener still in, time to call upon the expert, David Peake. His uncanny knack of making the best left handers in the world look amateur did not disappoint in his first few balls. However he slightly over pitched a couple of waist high no balls that were dealt with and game over. February 10, 2018 just wasn’t our day, but I’m sure we’ll bounce back next week v the Barnies.

Reminder

The Special General Meeting to discuss our future on Thursday 22 February, 2018 from 8:00pm in the clubrooms.

Save the date – Presentation Night

Presentation night will be on Saturday 24 March from 7:30pm in the clubrooms.


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