Round 1 - 4th October 2014
McIntyre Cup v Woodend
McIntyre played home against Woodend lost the toss and bowled, started well with quick wickets at 9,9,14,18 and then finished off well 39,50,50,72,77,77 with Woodend all out in the 26th over
Best of the bowlers Steve James 2 for 18 Nathan Morse 2 for 22 and Josh Wallace 3 for 22
Opened the batting with Hughes and GSH first wicket Hughes for 0 fall at 3 GSH made 23 Powell 18 Ryano not out 21 Leif not out 14 finished at 3 for 78 in the 21st over
Good first up win
Man of the match: Greg Smith-Hayes / Josh Wallace
Complete Health Care Sunbury Award: Greg Smith-Hayes / Josh Wallace
B Grade v Ashfield
We travelled all the way to Boardman to play Ashfield.
We won the toss and batted. Got off to a slow yet steady start. Boxall started a bit scratchy but soon worked into some good form. Josh Smith looked good from the start and was run out from some good fielding for 24. Zac didn’t last too long and Box soon departed for 23. Bridgy and Jaegs started to accelerate the run rate before Jaegs threw it away and Ricky got a pretty poor LBW decision. Bridgy and Potter started to look pretty good and ran brilliantly between the wickets and stole a few runs. Potts out for 10 while Bridgy battled on and made a very solid 32 and looked very comfortable. McRorie, Bottomley and then Fisher hung around, proud of the boys as they didn’t throw their wickets away and made sure we batted out the overs. After 40 we made 116. Not enough, the middle order wasted chances but if we bowled well we were in with a chance.
Sadly, the early bowling was either too short, leg side or both and didn’t trouble the bats very often. Paul Attard bowled some good lines but drifted onto the pads and Fisher was too short – but when he landed the ball in good areas looked to trouble the bats. Attard snagged the first when the score was close to 50 off 11 or so overs, so was going to be a tough ask to peg them back. Potts got the next wicket yet was still a bit too short. Boxall bowled a great spell and we started to stem the run rate. We bowled 6 maidens in a row and had a sniff if we could get a few wickets. JB took a wicket with his first ball in the last over prior to drinks and were still in it. After drinks we again we let ourselves down and the guy who made 42 and took the game away from us was dropped 3 times. . JB bowled good lines and lengths with the occasional leg side delivery which hurt his figures.
It took them until the 39th over to pass us so we can hold our heads high that we made them work for it. With plenty of improvement left and it being round 1 there are some good signs for the rest of the season.
Thanks to Cam Attard who 12th’d man for us!!!
Man of the match: Nathan Bridgland
Complete Health Care Sunbury Award: Tim Boxall
D Grade v Hesket
We won the tos and batted. Matt Anderson and Aaron Wright opened and put on 46 for the 1st wicket scoring pretty quickly before anderson went out. 2 quick wickets fell to leave us 3/60. Aaron made a great 46, but it was 2 old guys in Kevin Cartwright and Mark Boyes who made a great partnership with Boyes 64 and Cartwright 23 no helped the score to 6/195 off our allotted 40 overs. The field was fast which made the scoring easy. Heskety dropped a lot of catches which helped us a lot.
Our bowling was spot on from the start opening with Mabo and Boyes, with the latter taking 4/14 from his 8 overs and proving to be our best bowler. The rest of the wickets were shared with Mabo taking 2, Bobby 1 and Linton 2. The fielding was good holding on to our catches which continued to make it a hard target for Hesket to achieve, and we eventually bowled them out for 174. 1st gamer James Lukey bowled well as did Tyson James who bowled without luck.
Man of the match: Mark Boyes
Complete Health Care Sunbury Award: Mark Boyes
F Grade Bye
G Grade Bye