After a series of wash outs it has been wonderful to be back on the paddock for the second week in a row. Scots All Saints celebrated with a victory over Stannies in a very tight and closely fought contest. Winning the toss and batting first, Scots All Saints looked good early with Tim Anderson and Charlie Crauford finding the boundary early. Tim soon lost his wicket to a sharp catch at mid -n bringing Charlie Rendall to the crease who wasted no time in scoring, hitting a big six in his first over. Charlie Crauford batted solidly at the other end but soon Charlie saw too many big shots and was out bowled playing on. All the other boys batted well for their runs but gave their wickets away to cheaply with easy catches. Eventually Scots All Saints managed to get to 9/99 at the end of their innings.
With a strong bowling line up and committed fielding, the boys restricted Stannies all morning, defending their total. Some exceptional bowling from Charlie Rendall and Tim Anderson kept the scoring to a minimum. Charlie Rendall got the first breakthrough whilst Charlie Crauford took two wickets in his spell. Paterson Abel bowled brilliantly keeping the run rate down and was unlucky not to have a wicket with a dropped catch. Patrick McKinnon’s one over was incredible with 2 wickets and a hat trick chance giving the boys some energy in the field, particularly with Ben Lloyd’s brilliant slips catch after a ricochet off the keeper. Patrick Anderson continues to take wickets regularly bagging another two in his spell whilst Tim Anderson took a brilliant late wicket in his return spell. In the end they kept Stannies to 95, a tight finish indeed but a well-deserved victory.
Mr Leigh Morrisey (Coach)
Zeros V SASC Opens
Final Score: 16 V 48
Not the result we were hoping for this week after a strong training session during active afternoons. We felt confident after last week’s performance that we were going to have a strong outing this week. Unfortunately, our hard work at training did not come together in the game. In the first half, we forced the Opens to take shots from out wide and our tall forwards did a great job of rebounding, but we were unable to capitalize on our chances. In the second half, the Opens broke the game open and dominated with their breakouts out of their own end. I cannot fault the tenacity of the girls and their hard work. Their compete level is always to a very high standard and they always demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship. Keep up the great effort girls.
Best Performances: Holly Stokes, Megan Redpath, Felicity Webb.
Mr. D. Bailey (Coach)