1st Grade vs Randwick-Petersham - Round 12 - Day 2 - 2013/14
Once again arriving at Reg's favourite ground, things were looking up for the Stags. Needing 272 for victory, the idea was to bat long into the day and everything went in the Stags favour until the first ball was bowled in anger.
Bombas stands tall in the second dig to stave off an outright
Our first innings didn't start too well with one of our openers nicking off in the first oval of the day. With a small partnership between Steve Colley and Reece Bombas it started to look good, until it was broken with a cross-bat flick through mid-wicket from Colley that ended up at cover.
Throughout the next hour and a half our, wickets kept falling through some good bowling from the opposition and, to be brutally honest, lack of application from our boys. Good resistance from Tym and Chad soon came to an end, with us all out for 143 in the middle session. Less than ideal.
A short changeover, and an order reshuffle, and we were out there with Evans to take the first. Harry got us off to a good start hitting the ball to all parts, and followed by Reece and Steve who shut down the Randy-Pete's hopes of an outright. It wasn't a great day for the Stags, but it is one we will learn from.
Steve 'Buck' Colley was solid in both innings. Hopefully he'll ton up like his brother this weekend.
It would be fantastic to finish the season with 3 wins, a bagful of club championship points and a few days at Chatswood watching 2nd Grade clean up in the post-season.