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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.