The second day of the two day fixture against Collendina, was a good one in general for the club. A grade started the Day at 2-20, with Sam Weight and Dale Kerr at the crease. We managed to compile 24 runs before Sam Weight fell for 16, bringing Norman to the crease. Ty alongside Dale, put together a brilliant partnership in which saw us pass the opposition. Dale fell just short of his ton with a brilliantly compiled 95. He had to dig deep and bat it out to stumps on the opening day ensuring we would only be two down, then got on with the job at hand to see us pass the Cobras 142. Ty batted very well and ensured they both were there at the end finishing unbeaten on 45.
B Grade set the day out at 1-31 chasing 161 but it wasn’t the day that we were after, as we long early wickets. With Wedding, Lengyel and smith al falling cheaply we were in deep trouble at 4-46. Mark Stoneham and Andrew Bramham put on 34 but once Stoneham fell for 16, it was all down hill as we lost the next 5 wickets for 15 runs and were bowled out for 95. Bramham top scored for us with 19, while Wedding and Lengyel both made 17.
C Grade set the day out defending their grand total of 334 from the week before. Ky Eskrigge and Mac Robotham opened the attack and whilst a little rusty early on, the runs were being tied up. The wickets fell fairly constantly throughout the day. Ky claimed three wickets, Mac Claimed two, Before Bewsy came on and claimed the next three wickets with a great spell of bowling and really dried the runs up with ten overs 3-8. Yours truly came on and got a couple late ones as we bowled the opposition out for 124. A comprehensive victory and a wonderful way to start the season.
This week we look towards our next opponents, Jan Juc with A Grade a Saturday/Sunday game, while B and C are one day games. We look forward to as many supporters getting around the boys this weekend.
Performances of the Week
D. Kerr 95
Ty Norman 45*
A. Bramham 19
J. Bews 3-8 (10)
K. Eskrigge 3-27 (15)