Round 6 - 8th & 15th November 2014
McIntyre Cup v Sunbury
Sunbury won the toss and had a bat with wickets falling regularly at 7, 7, 13, 15, 16, 38, 66, 68, 72 all out 72 pick of the bowlers James Hughes 5 for 4 and Leif 3 for 13.
United started the chase losing wickets at 4, 12, 39 to be 3 for 119 with Ryan on 35 not out and Brett on 38 not out and half an hour till stumps.
Sunbury second innings started very good being 1 for 52 at stumps. The next Saturday started with quick wickets again 54,58,65,94,94,94,111,112.all out 115 a lead of 68.
Best of the bowling James Hughes with 5 for 48 and 10 for 25 for the match.
United lost one wicket in the chase to be 1 for 69 in the end
United wining outright
Man of the match: James Hughes
Complete Health Care Award: Brett McDorman
B Grade v East Sunbury
Man of the match: Cam McRorie
Complete Health Care Award: David Drummond
D Grade v East Sunbury
Lost the toss again - 4 straight now! We bowled and they got off to a good start on a fast ground. We opened with Tyson and Paul who both bowled well. Tyson took 4/19 and Boyes took 4/53 and they were the pick of the bowlers. The fielding lacked at the start but picked up as the game progressed. We bowles them out for 232 on a very fast ground.
Week 2 saw the ground somewhat slower, but we had a crack at chasing down their score but fell 58 runs short with Boyes top scoring. The top 6 all got starts without going on with it. Special mentions to Jayden and Harrison Knott who didn't throw their wickets away. We were eventually out for 174, and it was a really good effort by the guys.
Hopefully we can bounce back next game.
Man of the match: Mark Boyes
Complete Health Care Award: Tyson James
F Grade v Rupertswood
F Grade travelled to Rupertswood and after losing the toss and convincing them that batting 1st would be a good idea we got what we wanted which was to bowl first. This plan worked perfectly for us as we got a 1st wicket in the second over. From here it was just a procession of wickets with us bowling out Rupertswood for 68 in 26.3 overs. The bowling figures for were J Lukey 1/9 off 4, Mabo 2/17 off 8, Cobbie 3/22 off 5.3 and Bob 4/19 off 9.
The advantage of bowling them out cheaply was the chance to have a hit before the end of play. This didn’t start very well with Tremour out in the 1st over for 8, his punishment for this was to watch both Jason Roberts and Richo smash their bowling attack to pass them on day one with Jason 35 no and Richo 85 no.
On day two our plan was:
- 1. To get both Jason and Richo to their milestones
- 2. Go for outright and hopefully get the 10 points
This plan didn’t quite work out as well with Jason out without adding to his overnight score. Chris Linton then joined Richo at the crease and supported him by making his highest score for the season (5 no), but the highlight of the innings was Richo making his 1st 100 for the club being 101 no when Hoss declared 2/169 with a lead of 101 runs
We knew Rupo would be very hard to dismiss in the 2nd innings and were going to play conservatively. We got our 1st wicket with the score at 6 then got a couple to have them 3 for 60. An annoying partnership then developed which we couldn’t break and at the end of day Rupo managed to survive and finished up 4/188. The wicket takers in the 2nd were Mabo 3/19 from 16 and Chris Linton 1/42 from 8.
A very special mention needs to be made to Tracey Warr who having no direct family involvement in the game was very kind and scored the whole game for us
In the end we didn’t take the couple of chances that were presented in the 2nd innings which cost us the 10 points but on the positive side the result gave us a handy percentage boost which may came in handy towards the end of the season based on how tight the ladder is at the moment
Man of the match: Mark W Richardson
Complete Health Care Award: Jacob Hyatt
G Grade v Gisborne
We travelled to Gisborne for the top of the table clash with Gisborne boasting two former Premier first grade players and a recent McIntyre player and an array of good young players. Our team was also strong with good young (and old players) so a good contest would be the result.
With Gisborne at 3 for 178 at tea on small fast ground we looked in for a big run chase. Danny Warr and Geoff Furnell dug deep after tea to start a batting collapse and young Jordan Tentenello cleaned up the rest with 3 wickets to shut down the innings for 238.
It was a very good effort with Geoff taking 3, Danny taking 2 (including the dangerous McCaskill) and Jordan 3. A great fielding effort in the heat with the young players (James, Austin, Jordan and Tim) coming from the Juniors and completing 105 for the day in the field!!
The score gave us a great challenge (and big chance) and with the ground a fair bit slower we would need the full 65 to chase it down. Wickets fell early until Tim Attard and James Brown came together and put on 24 with both showing that more runs will come their way if they can bat longer.
At 5 for 36 Danny Warr came in with sore knees from last weeks bowling to combine with me to put on 88 and give us a sniff at the target. Gisborne had been on lock down for 20 odd overs before and after tea with their most senior men on. Danny got out for 17 and we quickly lost 4 for 26 runs- all out 150.
It was great to see Harry Young on the park assisting the younger players and Buck and Tilts efforts have been much appreciated also.
Although a loss, I think we gained a great deal from the game and had a look at how to beat Gisborne going forward. The competitiveness of the game was fantastic and it was a great environment for our young players to develop in.
Man of the match: Jordan Tentonello
Complete Health Care Award: Shaun Brown