Deserved of his nickname ‘Run McLean’ Ben continues to excel at the top of the
order. This time smoked 55 at a run a ball in the 3rd XI helping to
ensure a home final in the process. Will be looking for a fifth flag to go with
his second competition batting average.
Quickly becoming known as a one day specialist young ‘Nudge’ is anything but as
he helped himself to a smattering of boundaries in the 1st XI win
over The Basin. Smashed 72 runs which almost equals good friend Zach’s season
tally (Sorry Flint).
Strode to the crease in a great situation after the team lost their first
wicket at 121 and anchored his team to a great win with 38*. This ends a very
consistent season for the 1st XI skipper after his first season in
Sam Bakker: After
being out of favour with captain grumpy Andrew ‘TeaPotts’ Sammy applied himself
in the 4’s with his best performance for the season. A hard hitting display smacking
58* to help propel the 4th XI into the finals. Bowled in trying
circumstances to restrict the opposition at the death to finish the job.
Bad strings came back after an injury plagued season and picked up where he
left off nicking and nudging his way to 44 runs in an important innings for the
4th XI. Will be looking for more of the same in the semi-final after
a week wrapped in cotton wool.
A clutch performance from the ‘sandwich’ obliterating the Eildon Park bowlers
in the dying overs to get the 3rd XI over the line. Plundered 36
from just 24 rocks including a couple of big wallops over the fence to go with
his tidy bowling figures.
Probably unaccustomed to being this far down the order but this week was the
pick of the bowlers in the 4th XI. Literally almost bowled his arm
off to concede just 18 runs off 7 overs including 2 important poles. Also hit
29 runs at the top of the order to see his average for the season fall by over
100 runs to a paltry 192…..
Navinder Singh: White
ball bowling specialist and remembered around the traps as being the fastest
bowler in the country at the age of 12 (Nav’s words) Singlet produced a fine
spell of slippery 6 step bowling to claim great figures of 8 overs 2/40 in the
Zach Flintoff: Z-train
was stopping all stations early before mainly running express through the
middle to late order of The Basin batsmen. Always bowls in tricky circumstances
and performed well claiming 3/48 off 8 finishing with the sixth most wickets in
the Norm Reeves Shield a great season with the rock.
Returned to the 3rd XI and bowled a tidy opening spell. Was extremely
disappointed not being able to bowl more than 8 overs and at last check was
still running laps around the school.
Adam Wild: The 1st
XI have had a great time opening their bowling innings with early wickets
becoming the norm. This is mainly due to the tenacious Wilba who yet again put
the opposition on the back foot early dismissing some of The Basin’s ‘best’
batsmen to end up with figures of 3/34.
Andrew Potts: One
thing the selectors of this team don’t put up with is players nominating
themselves to be included in this team, especially skippers. So for declaring
himself a certain starter in the team after his anchor role in the 3rd
XI ‘TeaPotts’ finds himself carrying the drinks for this star stuttered line