"BETWEEN THE WICKETS"
What happens on the field gets reported!
Round 8 v Roseville Crocs
Golds 9/192 (cc) defeated Roseville Crocs All out 109
Having first use of the conditions, our openers Callum (2) and Jack (0) were full of confidence as they strode to the wicket. However some excellent catching and a clever run out saw us two down. When the in form Jonas (6) lost his leg stump the Crocs were on top.
Fortunately the ever improving James T(16) gave his new bat a good work out and the dashing Charlie C (14) righted the ship. This set the scene for Charlie W and Alex to come together is a dazzling partnership. A mix of drives pulls and cuts brought roars from the crowd, as the batsmen fought to gain the upper hand against a 'ravenous' Crocs bowling attack! Gen (4) built on this and Mitch (15) was as cool as ever, striking the ball well. Hamish (8)was aggressive while Henry (3) was out forcing the pace. This left a few overs for Charlie and Alex to bat and both 'cashed in' ' Charlie reaching a great 50 not out ' how good was that cover drive, while Alex remained unconquered on 37*. We reached 8/192 after being in trouble a great effort.
The Crocs are a good team and are improving each round. However the Golds bowling and fielding rose to the challenge. We started and finished with direct hit run outs by Henry who was on fire. Not to be outdone both Jonas and Gen held onto screamers for caught and bowleds! When James T and Charlie W held onto good outfield catches the day was looking good. Gen grabbed another and Hamish as keeper topped things off with the 6th catch of the innings. In between all of this both Alex and Jack had 'hit the wood heap'. The Crocs were all out for 109.
This was our best overall catching and bowling performance of the year. We had 7 wicket takers with Gen 2 and Jack,Jo,Charlie C,Alex,Mitch and Henry all getting one each. With Jae,Charlie C& W,James, Gen and Cal giving them nothing!
Congratulations to everyone. Thank you also to our newest umpire Mathilda and the veteran Paul for their support and our scorer Stephen!
This Week v North Sydney White at Pottery Green ' Lane Cove (behind the Lane Cove Pool) be there by 7.55am
Player Availability ' if anyone is unavailable please let Judy know. If we have all 12 one player is the designated non batter for the day, but will bowl and field.
Training :Willoughby Park 5.00pm Thursday
We have done a lot of catching and fielding over the past three weeks and it really paid off on Saturday. Let's keep it up!