Round 2 - 4 wins
Posted by Ben McLean on Monday, 11 Oct 2010 at 3pm
After the disappointment of withdrawing from division 7 is was back to the business of winning games of cricket.

The 1st XI got up in a nail-biter against Lysterfield at Lakesfield Reserve.  The Beavers, chasing 122, needed 10 runs from the last 2 overs with 2 wickets in hand, but a catch on the boundary to Jarrod Butcher and Adam Wild ripping out off stump sealed the deal for the Falcons.  Josh Gregory was the only batsman to get past 20 on the slow Lysterfield surface, Mark Dalton the next best with 19.  Travis Mulder was miserly with the ball taking 3/12 from 9, and Matt Young backed up his Round 1 effort with 3/24. [Scorecard]

The 2nd XI, also playing Lysterfield, were sent in to the field and were in a spot of bother with Lysterfield at 2/78, however a spirited fightback saw the team snaffle 8/30 to dismiss the Beavers for 108.  Adi Kotamraju with 3/15 from 7 and Adam Metherell 2/20 from 9 were the standout bowlers.  Adam also effecting a couple of runouts.  Sean Reid 19 and Ben McLean 31 got the side off to a solid 58 run opening stand, then the hard hitting Craig Dancey 17* and Ash Thompson 34* sealed victory with 8 overs to spare. [Scorecard]

The 3rds had South Belgrave in all sorts of trouble at 7/40 but let them get to 125 in their first hitout for the season.  Pat Forrest returned the best figures with 3/17 from 5, whilst Adrian Zandt 2/16, Nathan Montague 2/20 and Dylan Wylde 2/34 all had a piece of the action.   In reply  Hilton Heldsinger 30 and Adrian Zandt 57 let the result in no doubt.  It was great to see some up and coming Knox Gardens players make a difference in this game. [Scorecard]

The 4thXI/5thXI/6thXI destroyed Ferntree Gully at Dobson Park.  Marcus Powell 4/11 and Michael Hoare 3/11 gave few opportunities to score, whilst Rob Cottle bowled 4 maidens on the trot to finish with 1/0. They were set a miserly total of 57.  Jamie Tanner opened the batting with Tristan Wilkinson 26* amongst a team of middle order bats and achieved his highest score with 28*.  The 4ths took out the game without the loss of a wicket. [Scorecard]

In the DreamTeam, Adrian Zandt stormed out in front, spurred on by the fact that he was only picked in 1 team.  Whilst Monty's team leads after round 1, new guy Jimmy Fairbanks is close behind.
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