Congratulations to the 2ndXI boys winning their Premiership v Somerville CC

18/03/2015

2NDXI MATCH REPORT - Written by Captain Jordy Watters
 

What a day it was!

The day started off by winning the toss and choosing to bat first, after losing 2 early wickets, our two most experienced players Spotty and GG steadied the ship by putting on a 30 run partnership.

After the departure of GG, Chevy came in and topped scored with 29, Spotty made a classy 26. A middle order collapse made our target score of 150 look impossible, we were 6 for 78 then 8 for 119. It was at this stage Somerville decided to take the new ball.

Thanks to great batting from our two young guns Max and Jye we managed to reach a respectful total of 147!

Jye and Max put on 30 run 8th wicket partnership making the decision to take the new ball a bad idea.

After a good rest the boys came back on Sunday looking eager to defend our total!

We opened up with Max and Camo who were unlucky to not get an early break through, a good start from Somerville put them on top being 0­/59, we then took our first wicket around the 30th over soon picking up our second and then third the game was up for grabs!

Having them 4/73 we were confidently moving forward! After tea we managed to get a roll on claiming the last 6 wickets for only 30 runs! Bowling Somerville out for 93 off 58.1 overs.

Dazza was the pick of the bowlers claiming 4 majors whilst myself, Jye and Warnie all chipped in!

A good all round performance saw us finish the day off as Premiers!

I would like to congratulate all the boys on a terrific year! Winning 13 games without loss is a great achievement and every player should be proud of their efforts. I would also like to thank Boonie and Milsy for giving me the opportunity to be captain of the 2nds! I've learnt a lot and I will cherish this year for the rest of my life, It was a year full of experience.

Best Batting performances:

G.Wyatt­ 26

G.Gardiner­Smith­ 10

L.Chevalier­ 29

J.Thornell­ 22

M.Watters­ 14

Best Bowling performances:

J.Cameron­ 11 overs, 5 maidens, 0/13

M.Watters­ 10 overs, 2 maidens, 0/25

D.James­ 16 overs, 5 maidens, 4/28

J.Watters­ 16 overs, 9 maidens, 2/20

M.Carroll­ 3 overs, 3 maidens, 1/0

J.Thornell­ 2.1 overs, 1 maiden, 2/1

Our best on grounds were:

Jye thornell and Luke Chevalier

Jye made a very important 21 at a critical stage and claimed the last two wickets of the game.

Luke topped scored with 29 having a massive input into our total.


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