Round 8 - 6th & 13th December 2014
McIntyre Cup v Wallan
Man of the match: Leif Louwen-Skovdam
Complete Health Care Award: Nathan Morse
B Grade v St Anthony's
Man of the match: Phil Allen
Complete Health Care Award: Tyson James
D Grade v St Anthony's
Finally won the toss after 5 games and I bowled. We got off to a slow start, 0/35 after 4 overs but after that we got into our groove. We started getting wickets pretyy regularly with very poor shots from St Anthony's. The bowling was great with Ryan and Mabo bowling right through, Boyes was the pick of the bowlers 4/19 off 8 overs. Attard also taking 3 wickets were the best 2. We finally bowled them out for 120 off 33 overs. The fielding was great and we didn't drop any catches. We had a great afternoon tea.
We came out to bat and got off to a fantastic start with Anderson and Rossy. We put on 99 for the 1st wicket with Anderson going out for 45 plum LBW. Rossy and Ryan finished it off making 1/135 off 14 overs. Rossy was the pick of the batsmen making 75 no. It was a great team effort, both with ball and bat. That now puts us 2 games clear in 4th.
Well done guys
Man of the match: Zach Ross
Complete Health Care Award: Paul Attard
F Grade v Bacchus Marsh
F Grade travelled to Bacchus Marsh for a one day game after the 1st week was washed out. With our captain not winning a toss for the year to date he decided to take a vote on what he should call, the majority said tails and they were wrong (Personally I believe Hoss should revert back to calling the toss by himself so he is wrong on his own) and we were invited to bowl. The 1st 20 overs were F***ING terrible with Bacchus being 2/150 at drinks and we were on track to be chasing 250-300. After drinks we turned it around to bowl them out for 192 with the wicket takers Cobbie 3/49, James Lukey 1/25, Richo 2/7 and JB 3/21 the other wicket was a brilliant run out by Jason Roberts.
When it was our turn to bat we couldn’t get going due to some very good bowling with only 3 people getting double figures (Jason Roberts 11, Richo 19 and Hoss 27). We finished our 35 overs 8/81 which was a smashing with the only positive to come out of the game was our bowling and fielding effort after drinks as we started to bowl well and our intensity in the field started to lift (Both have been lacking in the last couple of weeks)
Man of the match: Jarrod Bottomley
Complete Health Care Award: Mark W Richardson
G Grade v Sunbury
With most games called off in the area Royal Bulla was fit to play on a cloudy wet day. The council were unable to get the mowers onto the arena and shin high grass was the order of the day.
Lost the toss and were asked to bat!
We rejigged the batting order to provide experience for Tim Atttard, Cooper Boyes, Jordan and James Brown. Young promising bat Austin Young opened again and got a good 27, Jordan got a few and Brenton Pendlebury contributed. At 7/88 things were grim and we added Richo to the team!
Geoff Furnell and I put a few on and with Richo’s 25 we got 190.
Geoff Furnell clean bowled the opener first ball of the innings and we had them 1/3 off 7 overnight.
Day 2 saw a very fast Bulla ground and 190 would be hard to defend. At 3 for 60 we were a chance, but they batted us out of the game which was a lesson for our experienced players to remember when finals come around.
We could have pulled stumps early but chose to bowl 68 overs to them with young players Isaac & James Brown, Cooper Boyes, Ethan Fisher and Austin Young all bowling.
Tim was good behind the stumps again and Jacko Young took a great catch as a sub.
A good learning match for us all.
Man of the match: Austin Young
Complete Health Care Award: Mark A Richardson