McInerney Ducks then Weaves a Ton.
Posted by Ben McLean on Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 at 12:01pm
Wayne McInerney scored the Falcons first ton in Knox Tavern Cup on the weekend, unfortunately it was on the back of a first innings loss to Belgrave.  The 1's toiled hard on Day 1 dismissing Belgrave for 197 from almost the full quota of overs.  Adam Wild 5/45 was dominant and teamed up with Matt Young 3/48 to do most of the damage, Rhys Marget applied the blow torch to Jarrod Butchers spinners and had a bowl for the first time since R3 07/08 in a 1st
innings and took 1/14 from 9 overs.  But with the bat in hand, Jarrod Butcher was the only player to stick around with 39, Jarrod and Rhys put on 48 for the 4th wicket.  In the 2nd dig  Wayne 100 and Corne Mostert 40 put on 90 for the 3rd wicket partnership and that should give them some confidence for the next game.  Rhys Marget scored 38, to go along with his 34, 31 & 18.... Time for a big one Rhys!

Ray Borg played his last game for KGCC (for this season at least) as the 2nds travelled to Menzies Creek to take on Belgrave and had a bowl on an ultra-slow outfield, fitting really.  Belgrave were dismissed for 132 from 63 overs, Simon Taylor stole the show with 3/16 from 9 whilst Ross Dancey worked hard in his 15 overs with 2/39. Adi Kotamraju cleaned up the tail with 2/25 from 11.  With 14 overs to bat on Day 1 the 2's were 2/11 with last gamer Ray Borg 18 and Sean Reid surviving till stumps.  At 5/55 on Day 2 the depth in batting shone through with Sean Ried 75* and Ben McLean 82* combining in a 151 run unbroken partnership to win the game and go on to score 5/206 from 94 overs.  Highlight of the day, besides winning it for the old man, was Sean Reid hitting 2 sixes, his first in a game. 

The 4th's didn't happen.  Due to unavailabilities and changes the 4ths were left with 6 players on Day 1 and had to pull the pin, disappointing.  The 3's were also short so Peter Webb, Ash Hawkes and Luke Perryman were lucky enough to get drafted by Daine to make up the numbers.  Batting first the 3's piled on 216 from 74.5 overs with Webby 42, Scott McInerney 54, Ragu Bharadwaj 43 and Zane Thomas 26 contributing to the score.  Webby and Scott put on 78 for the 2nd wicket stand.  Bowling honours were split between Blake Lines 2/28, Rhys Thomas (on a Hat Trick next game) 2/21, Scott Christiansen 2/33 and Super-Glue himself Daine Vernon 2/42 from 14, he was busting for a 2 dayer so he could bowl a monster spell.

The 5ths found some players on the streets to make up their numbers and the boys had a win in both weeks.  In week 1 they visited South Belgrave and stole the chocolates with 1 wicket in hand as they passed Souths total of 112.  Daniel Mackinnon took 2/19 with the ball and Tristan Wilkinson 36 is looking pretty consistent with 36, could be a good pick for the dreamteam.  In week 2 the big names were back, Braet Adams 4/18 & 28*, David Hay 2/0 & 34* and whilst Matt van Lith & Simon Wilkinson contributed nothing to the game, their mere presence was enough to ensure an easy chase of 77 which was acheived in 11 overs, yikes!

The 6ths had the Sunday game in Week 1 and were forunate to have Rob Howes in the team, Rob collected 43 and 3/9 (& was in my Dreamteam).  Brad Martin scored 21* and Sahil Shah 2/10, Anthony Howes 2/17 and Hilton Heldsinger 2/18 were all good with the ball.  Week 1 was a solid victory for the boys.  Week 2 was a short game with Rob Cottle 51* from 15-20-30 balls (story changed throughout Saturday night), and Ash Black got 24.  Anthony Howes again got 2 wickets, but it wasn't enough against a strong St Johns team, the boys lost by 8 wickets.

The Dreamteam has been updated, and not suprisingly I was the best player of the round, my team was also the best team of the round since i had backed myself as skipper (wasn't too happy after the first week though).  Sean Reid sits at the top of the Player ladder with 3 loads of "not out" points, his patience and inability to touch the good ball is serving him well!  Boof leads the Dream Team comp, so lift your picking efforts!

Top picks for the next round are
    Ragu: Has had a couple of rusty hits, and will be ready to smash a big knock.
    Reidy: Chance to bowl and will surely hit a ton and be not out.
    Scott McInerney: $11k surely everyone already has him.
    Thomo: Will be angry.
    Boof: Will starting gloving some catches and has demanded to move up the batting order.

Finally, the 2nd last reminder about the 25 year function THIS Saturday night.  Tix are still available, pay on Thursday night or direct deposit the money via the internet.  Will be a great night.

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