Round 2 - 11th October 2014
McIntyre Cup v Gisborne
McIntyre played Gisborne at Gisborne won the toss and batted. Opening with Dylan Wright and GSH Dylan first to go for 5 score on 9. Powell joined GSH put on 30 GSH out for 11 Ryan in next he and Powell put on 41 Ryan out for 24. Brett McDorman in for his hit for the club made 18 pushing the score along in the end we were 8 for 148 after 40 overs.
Gisborne batted and were all out 73. Best of the bowlers Leif 5 overs 4 for 14, Tim Boxall first game for the year 8 over’s 2 maidens 3 for 18, and James Hughes 5 overs 2 for 16
In the end good win letting Gisborne kno how big a step it is from B grade to McIntyre.
Man of the match: Leif Louwen-Skovdam
Complete Health Care Award: Andrew Powell
B Grade v Bacchus Marsh
Great start to the day by winning the toss and batting in perfect conditions. Josh Smith was run out for the 2nd week in a row and Zac and Jaegs soon followed. At 3 for 10 we were in a fair bit of trouble. Potts had been elevated up the order to 3 was very solid and Rick Hay showed a lot of class and both fought very hard against some quality bowling. Both made mid 30s and both were out late in the game trying to increase the scoring. Potts was next to go when the score was 72. Aaron Wright looked good for a quick 13, Lanyon an entertaining 8 and McRorie showed he is far more than just a keeper with a classy 6 not out and looked very comfortable at the crease. We made 116 again and was going to be tough to defend.
We needed early wickets and they didn’t come. Lanyon and Bottomley opened the bowling. Both bowled well however they scored far too many runs on the leg side which eased the pressure. Marsh got to 48 from 14 overs before Attard bowled a great spell of bowling 1st change of 6 overs 2 maidens 2 for 9 including the wickets of both openers. Right on drinks Jacko got the 3rd wicket ( a classic left handed diving catch from Jaegs ) and at 3 for 57 at drinks we were in with a chance. After drinks Marsh batted solidly and the next partnership put the game out of our reach. Potts bowled very well after the break & Lanyon got the next wicket when they were on 100 with 8 overs left. They passed us 5 down in the 36th over with Zac Ross picking up the last wicket in junk time.
Quite simply we need to make more runs in future and not give away easy leg side runs. If we turn that around we will start being far more competitive.
Thank you to Josh Lanyon for bringing a female companion to the game – she was clearly best on ground!!!
Man of the match: Paul Attard
Complete Health Care Award: Jarrod Potter
D Grade v DRBV
We lost the toss and batted, but lost junior Richo early. Anderson and Jason Richo put on 40 before Anderson went out. Then we fell away, losing wickets pretty quickly and we only managed to make 9/113 off our 40 overs. Anderson 23 and Cooper 21 were the best of the batsmen, with the highlight being Cooper hitting a big six that nearly hit kids in the grandstand.
Bowling was limited due to some behavioural issues but it was good to bat the 40 overs for the 2nd week in a row.
Well done guys.
Man of the match: Not awarded
Complete Health Care Award: Not awarded
F Grade v East Sunbury
F Grade under the new leadership of Hoss (after the coup led by the former captain) hosted East Sunbury. After losing the toss things weren't looking to good for us as we didn't get our 1st wicket until the 17th over with James Lukey getting his first wicket for the club. We then managed to get a couple of quick wickets to have East Sunbury 4/106 still with 7 overs to go and looking like chasing a massive score. Some decent bowling managed in the end allowed us to keep them to 6/176. Of the wicket takers the pick of the bowlers was Geoff Furnell (on loan for the week) 2/18 James Lukey 2/27 and Cobbie 2/43.
After tea we opened up with Mark 'Tremour' Viola and Hoss and got off to a flying start with Tremour out for a hard hitting 44 with the score at 97. Knottie snr was next in and combined with Hoss to take the score to 126 when Knottie was out for 14. Justin Baskharon came in at 4 and batted very smart to make 24. James was next in and managed to get another 1st for the club and made a duck. Cam 'The Strut' Attard joined Hoss who guided us safely home to finish 4/183 with Hoss not out for 77.
A good start to the season but we do have a few areas in our game to improve on.
Man of the match: James Lukey
Complete Health Care Award: Geoff Furnell
G Grade v Macedon
The G grade kicked off the season “At Home” on the MCG of the north- Bulla Recreation Reserve.
Winning the toss we decided to have a bowl. With no recognised senior fast man in attendance Brad Wilson and myself took the new rock! The Macedon captain cracked 2 boundaries early but it wasn’t long before they were 7 for 16.
Brad got a couple early, we introduced u/14 star player Jordan Tentonello into the attack with success (2 wickets). Under 16 new ball bowler James Brown grabbed 2 wickets also as Austin Young tied up an end with his offies. Add a run out and we were chasing 70.
Richo led the way in the run chase with a hard hitting 48 which included a couple of sixers! Austin Young continued his improvement of recent years by batting through the innings for a not out and Brad Wilson finished it off with a couple of boundaries.
Fielding was great with Buck taking a blinder in the gully and Tim Attard applying himself well with the gloves. Overall a good first up win.
Man of the match: Jordan Tentonello
Complete Health Care Award: Mark A Richardson