|All four teams back in action this time around and our first two day match saw some outstanding results both from a team perspective and
also individually. Some very unlucky players this week while we see a number make the team again after a great start to the season.
The team is as follows:
Ben McLean: Back to his favoured batting position Ben rode his luck opening the batting in the 3rd XI. After the early dismissal of the skipper
he knuckled down to put the side in a commanding position. Raised his bat just before the tea break notching up his 7th century for the club
before being unluckily runout soon after for 101.
Rhys Marget: After a quiet game in the T/20 bounced back well with a hard hitting 55. Put the side in a great position early but will be a tad
disappointed not to go on with it and register a three figure score.
Lachie Stuckey: Quickly establishing himself as a quality top order batsman Lachie is continuing to improve week after week and is a player
looking for higher honours after a great knock in the 3's. Dispatched some loose bowling and worked well with Ben McLean to build a big
partnership and get his side right on top with 44 runs.
Jarrod Butcher (c): Back in the team again Butch is leading the club very well. The second week in a row he has top scored in the 1st XI
and set up the team for a massive score. Like Rhys may be a tad disappointed not to register a ton but 80 runs at a good clip was a fantastic
contribution to his side.
Dylan Wylde: The ridiculously talented Wylde boy has once again showed his face and has started the season well. Playing in a grade not
suited to someone with so much talent he toyed with the opposition and plundered a quickfire 74 runs including some massive hits easily
clearing the fence. Hopefully can push himself up the grades as the season rolls on.
Sean Reid: Death, taxes and Sean Reid to save the team after a middle order collapse are the only certainties in life. Once again proved his
worth to the team coming in at 6/100 in the 2nd XI and being the last batsman out for a well compiled 53 guiding the team to 251.
So reidesque of him!
Matt Young: Has started the season in great style with the stick. Managed to contain himself early getting the side into reasonable shape after
a few quick wickets before going coco bananas in the finals few overs batting with the tail to notch up 67* and get the team to an imposing 281.
Sam Bakker: The son of our 4th XI skipper had a great all round game against Monbulk. Started with a very smart 38 with the bat and then
ran right through the opposition with his slippery medium pacers to take an incredible 4/4 to probably be best afield in a tight win.
Navinder Singh: Probably not accustomed to be sitting so far down the order but this week he is in the side for his drifting, dipping and crafty
slow and at times lightning quick bowling. Returned career best figures in the 1st XI of 4/33 including some big wickets to help his team across
Nikhil DeSilva: Has been working on his game really hard through the pre-season and is starting to get rewarded with some great efforts on the
field. The youngster was a key pillar in the 3rd XI attack against Eildon Park and returned some very tidy figures.
Adam Wild: In game 200 Wilba was a standout for the 1st XI. Ripped the game apart towards the middle and lower order to send a message to
rival clubs that there is plenty left in the tank yet. Returning figures of 4/36 from 12 overs he is looking at another fantastic season with the rock.
Josh Curnow: Very unlucky not to be selected in the eleven but the young all-rounder really matured this round in the 2nd XI. came in to bat at
number 8 with the side in a bit of trouble he patiently built a great innings which was unfortunately brought to an end when run-out on 43. Backed
up his batting with a solid spell and is looking to further develop his game throughout the remainder of the season.