SDCC 124 (Kelland 42) def by WGCC 9-135 (Hunter 4-18)
KWCC 9/182 (Wyss 3/36, Catalfamo 2/25, Mitchell 2/39) V SDCC 175 (Catalfamo 47, Dunstan 35)
We started well getting an early pole with the score at 16 on what looked like a really pacey outfield and then proceeded to drop 2 catches from the remaining opener who capitalised to go on and make 25 (would prove to be crucial). Wyss bowled without luck early and was the victim of some blatant whippage before he was able to settle back into some rhythm and snare 3 solid wickets. Cat off a short run clearly had lost patience playing with his food and sent down 2 straight thunderbolts that were met with zero resistance to claim his two wickets. The opponents big hitter then came and blasted his way to a quickfire 42 before Wyss trapped him on the toe to finalise his 3fa. With the hitter gone, we took back control over the final few overs and hearing they scored 182 was a relief.
With Catalfamo needing to leave early, a new opening pair strode to the wicket, comfortable in the job at hand 4.575 runs per over. Not an issue for two stroke making lefthanders. And it wasn’t for the first ten overs before SHANE (after having already secured 5 off the over) chased a wide one and sent a snick to first slip, 1/64. Garcia promoted to number three in the order lasted about as many balls after clipping one to the boundary, bunted one to mid-off to see the Vikings at 2/72. Fresh from Leavers, Saundo was the recipient of an umpiring special, out LBW for a golden, 3/72 (still in control). Gambo joined Cat briefly before Cat realised he actually had to go, 4/95. Munstan (still dark at only bowling two overs) joined Gambo and the pair put on a solid 26 before the big hitting Gambo missed one and we were 5/121. Toots, the inform bat of the side, hiding at 7 this week joined Munstan for a partnership of 12 before leaving one (David Warner in England style) to be our second duck of the day. We got close, eventually losing our last wicket with eight balls to go.
As bad as we feel we played this game, we were never out of it, either an indication that Kingsley aren’t great, or we scrambled hard to give ourselves a chance. The truth is, we were a much better side that failed to execute the match plan in a couple of crucial periods of the game and we were made to pay. On the plus side, we now head back to Viking park to take on 2nd place (on the one day ladder) Marmion in what is shaping as game of the year (so far) with the Vikings needing to win to get stay in one day finals contention.
SDCC 9-265 (Foreman 45, O’Mara 67, Harrison 41) def KWCC 79 (Mohr 3-13, Watson 3-11)
Osborne Park 6/203 George 2/26, Richardson 2/45 SDCC 141 Hadley 36, Jones 26, Wills 23
Lost toss in top of table clash and was sent into the field. Blow and Chadd opened the bowling and the former got the 1st wkt with an edge through to the keeper. Even with that early wkt, couldn't slow the run rate which was above 5 for the initial overs. Wides and no-balls were a problem too which in a one day game isnt the best. Willsy was involved again in the 2nd wicket with a piece of magic, running out their skipper after the non-striker called him through for a quick single. Not a good move, and was he dirty as he walked off. Still only 2 down at drinks with a 100 on the board, we were looking at a sizeable total to chase. After drinks the runs stilled flowed, with some streaky runs wide, shirt and over fieldsmen, though we did happen to take 4 more wkts, Chadd and the skipper collecting 2 each. By end of innings they had doubled the score and we had to chase down 204.
Willsy and Padds opened cautiously before the latter departed early. This brought MS to the crease with intent to lift the run rate and both were going well before Willsy (23) played at a wide one and nicked to 3rd slip. 2/61 @ drinks. Cam fell cheaply soon after with Goss next in to put a partnership together. MS (36) unfortunately played over the top of one and was bowled as he was looking good. Blower and myself didn't trouble the scorers and we were soon 6/90 odd and in trouble. Goss (26) did well before he tugged one to mid wicket and a few lusty blows from the lower order only built the score to 141 eventually going down by 60. 1st loss of the season and if we limited the sundries, the chase might not have been as much. Next week we'll need to do just that.
SDCC 6-271 (Clarke 31, Brown 133) def Ballajura 7-121
Round 6 Another one game and h grade had a standard 5 changes to the team. This we were playing the newly formed ballajura Landsdale a team we had not yet played before. Day got off to a good start I won the toss and decided to bowl frist as it wasn't the hottest day. We got off to a steady start but couldn't get early wickets. The good thing was that we had kept there scoring down so we knew that wickets would come. At the drinks breaks they were 3 for 40 off 20. We started to get a few wickets and only one of there batsmen got away scoring 41*. They finished the innings on 6 for 121. Great effort by all the bowlers and backed up in the field. New player Scott Holbrook had some real pace and my hands to the brunt of it, he finished with one wicket. Mason bowled well With 2 for 10 off his 8, pick of the bowlers. Mark Isaac and eamon also got one each and bowled well.
Our inning got off to a flying start we myself and pine at the crease. We were 0 for 20 off the frist 2 overs, I went shortly after for 6. Pine and ed combine for a big partnership before pine was dismissed for 31. Ed stayed around and high some great shots all around the wicket but he was dropped 3 times on his was to his frist 100 for the Vikings (133). Eamon and marshy also made nice 20s. At the end of the innings we pass the bar tab score of 269 on the last ball and ended up the innings 6 for 271. Great all round effort and a much needed win to keep our season rolling. Well bowled mason and extremely well batted ed.
SDCC 8-221 (Weir 52, Leitch 30, Traeger 48) def by 9-190 (Thompson 3-33)