Round 1 8th October 2011
McIntyre Cup v Wallan @ Langama Park 1
B Grade v St Anthony's @ Melton Recreation Reserve
C Grade v Lancefield @ Langama Park 2
E Grade v Bacchus Marsh @ Masons Lane No 2
E Grade travelled to Bacchus Marsh and fortunately we had a dry ground and were able to play. After winning the toss we decided to bowl first with the belief that the batters would be a bit rusty.
We managed to contain their batting line up and after the 40 over’s we had them 6/87. The pick of the bowlers being Rob Hyatt with 2 for 6 off 7 over’s and also having a direct hit run out. The other wicket takers were Steve Denko 1/14 off his 8 overs, Jacob Hyatt 1/15 off 2 and Chris Linton 1/16 off 7
When it was our turn to bat, knowing we were chasing a low score we felt we were in with a chance but with a long tail we needed the top 5 to make the runs. We didn’t get off to the best start with Zac Ross out for not many, which became the theme of our batting with only 2 batters making double figures. Dan Furnell top scored with a well made 19 and Marbo contributed 13.
We were eventually dismissed for 74 which after our bowling and fielding effort was a major disappointment. There were a couple of things that we will learn from the day’s game and most of us will be better for the run.
Man of the match: Dan Furnell
H Grade Bye