Round 9 Team of the Week
Posted by Daine Vernon on Friday, 26 Jan 2018 at 10:42am
A frustrating round with rain affecting the top 3 grades but there were still some note worthy performers from our players.

The team is as follows:

Lachie Stuckey: Negotiated tough conditions last week on a pitch that was drenched and cutting shapes and ended on 32* when play was called off. He then enjoyed the sunny conditions on Saturday to make another 50 to set up the middle order for some big hitting before the declaration came. 

Andrew Potts: Loves scoring a 30 or 40 the 3s skipper! Opening the batting after South Belgrave declared needing 4 an over from the start, Pottsy was the rock of the batting line up scoring 39 before a late collapse had them blocking out for the draw

Callum OíConnor: A return to form for the man known as Carlton. After a lean patch heading into Christmas he kicked off the new year in style hitting a crisp 55 in the 3ís including 4 massive bombs.

Jarrod Butcher (c): Coming in at 2/17 and trying to save the draw the nerves wouldíve been at their highest, but the skipper saved the day scoring an unbeaten 43* to continue his good form for the season.

Hayden Morrison: Looks to be gaining some self-confidence after a solid 50 in the 2ís. One of the most improved young players at the club Dos will be looking to further improve heading into finals.  

Adam Wylde (wk): Also batting in the tough conditions on the FTG pitch, Adz saw it out before playing as usual a very classy innings which collected him 40 before being castled to help get the 2ís quick runs.

Matthew Lambrick: After recent back soreness, Lamby made a return to the 4ís at Johnson Park where he dominated with both bat and ball. Firstly taking 3/13 to help dismiss JP for 120, he then blasted them with the bat finishing on 42* and seeing the 4ís over the line

Josh Curnow: Never has there been a player more meticulous in his preparation towards a match than the young fun loving Curney. Leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of cricket perfection week in, week out. Got skittled by a full toss but bowled wonderfully well taking two poles in a very discipline display.

Nixon Adcock: In tough conditions for spin on day 1 and with a ball like a bar of soap (which he wasnít happy about) bowled reasonably well and just like Lachie enjoyed the dry weather finishing with 2/69.

Varun Kotamraju: The V train was stopping all stations to wicket town as he ripped through the Johnson Park middle order to claim great figures of 4/14.

Adam Wild: Took his customary early pole and then returned for a second spell to try and weave his magic and pull off an unlikely victory. Picked up 3 for the game with some trademark flare.

12th Man

Jay Wagner: The U/16ís gun bat batted beautifully in the 4ís getting his team over the line with a very classy 39*. Wont be the last time we see this young fella appear in this team.  

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