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Weekly match reports from each team, provided by nominated parents or supporters during the 2015/16 season can be found here.
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Silver Promise in Good Game
Gordon Silver had a really good game against Lindfield Warner, but sadly lost by a small seven runs. They where a tough team but we had some excellent moments.
When we where fielding we got great wickets and catches by Toby Ogg, Joshua Constantian and Hadley Wintle. Lachlan Paul and Aadit Bhatia both did amazing bowling hatricks.
Then when we were batting Milan D’Chuna and Charlie Sullivan both retired, but after that things were not great because everyone was under pressure and hesitated.
In the end Lachlan Loder and Charlie Sullivan where batting and it was 6 balls to 9 runs the first 2 where singles but the the next one we ran, hesitated and Lachlan was ran out.
Overall Gordon lost and Lindfield Warner took the victory. Thanks Lindfield for a good fair game.
An Awesome Game
The toss was won by our team Gordon Black.
Zac was first up in our bowling attack and got a wicket, while Luke had a remarkable 2 wickets for only 2 runs. Max was sharp and bowled 2 maidens and took one wicket for two runs. Liam Green and Liam Gilhooly, Max, Blake, Rex also took wickets.
was on a catching spree behind the stumps and the balls fell straight in to his awesome keeping gloves.
Mighty Liam Gilhooly
led our run count retiring with an outstanding fourteen runs including two 4s and Blake
who also retired with an impressive 9 runs.
We won the match on the 12th over on 55 runs and only used 7 of our batters while they used all of theirs.
It was good weather for the game and we all played our very best and took the win.
By Zac Dean
Thrilling End for Silver
The game started off as we lost the toss. Mosman chose to bat so we bowled. Toby started as the 1st bowler and he got one wicket. After a few more bowls Milan was bowling, the got 2 wickets, bowled. Josh got a runout so did Hadley. The game went on and we got many wickets. Soon Milan bowled again the batter got himself out by hitting the wickets, and Milan had 3 wickets. Josh bowled again and also had 3 wickets. Then as a team we got 10 wickets in total. End of Innings.
The second Innings went well. We got a lot of quick singles and daring runs. We got 1 or 2 sixes and a few fours. At drinks we had an advantage over Mosman by a few runs. As the innings progressed we had times when we were booming with runs and other times when we weren’t getting many. At the end with a few people out and a victory. We beat a high score of Mosman. VICTORY!!!!!
By Riddhish Chanda
Silver Home in Big Finish
Under threatening grey skies Gordon lost the toss and North Sydney Gold elected to bat.
Although we took wickets pretty consistently, North Sydney still managed to set us a high score to chase.
A highlight of our fielding was getting three wickets by direct hits from the backstop position. Congratulations to Toby and Lachie Loder on their super accurate throws! Lachie Loder also enjoyed his time as Gordon captain for the match.
Gordon Silver coach Mitch and Toby ‘Laser Arm’ Ogg
When it was our turn to bat, a number of our players made useful contributions. Toby retired after reaching 20 - well done!
The game was sealed in stunning fashion, however, by Josh Constantian. He had to wait a little while to get the strike but when he did, he wasted no time, clubbing two fours followed by two towering sixes, and wrapping up the game for us in the process.
For two weeks running we have beaten highly placed teams and had wickets and overs to spare. We should feel really proud of this.
Great to see the regular Friday coach Mitch come to the game and offer his advice, support and encouragement. Thanks for coming, Mitch!
Josh Constantian’s quickfire 20 not out sealed the match for us
Our captain for the day, Lachie Loder
Luckily the rain held off despite all the grey clouds
Blue Team Spirit Shines Bright
On Saturday afternoon, the boys of Gordon Blue U12 hosted Lane Cove Cummins.
Winning the toss, Gordon opted to bat but it proved to be a slow start with the Lane Cove boys bowling tightly.
The pace picked up towards the middle of the innings however, with Nick (21), Noah (14), Aston (24) and Matt (11) making good contributions to the cause.
Rory (20) - pictured left - and Dhruv (11) finished off the innings with a flourish to get Gordon to a total of 153.
The boys knew they would have to work hard though on the change of innings if the Lane Cove boys proved to be as good with the bat as they had in the field.
The Lane Cove openers got off to a brisk start but then Dhruv got the breakthrough in the 3rd over, knocking over the off stump.
The Lane Cove boys were then constrained by some good, tight bowling, particularly from Nicky, Noah, Adit and Rory. And at drinks, with the score in the 60s, the Gordon boys knew they were in with a real chance of defending their total.
After drinks, the Lane Cove boys hit the accelerator, with one boy getting to 32 off 36 balls and another contributing 27. But Gordon Blue were up to the challenge, slowly regaining control of the match with some brilliant individual fielding efforts – Matt with a wonderful throw down of the stumps and Nick with two more run outs.
Sammy, Lachie and Tom, pictured above right, chipped in with a wicket each and then it was nail biting stuff with Lane Cove needing about a run a ball off the last 3 or 4 overs – doable but not if Gordon Blue were on their game! The boys held their nerve, and when Nicky bowled one of the tailenders in the last over it was all over. Gordon with a 13 run win!
Ultimately, the Lane Cove boys were good but perhaps a bit too reliant on one or two boys, whereas Gordon Blue shared and delivered on the responsibility well.
The fielding in particular was a significant improvement, with the boys working hard in the field to stop the runs and returning some great throws over the top of the stumps. Speaking of which, both Lachie and Noah also had very solid performances behind the stumps. Well done all!
Great Chase Gets Gold Home Again
Our game was at Primrose Park. We won the coin toss and chose for our team to bowl first as we are pretty good at run chases.
We saw some great bowling. Seb Hegney got three wickets and Josh Brayshaw got four wickets, with one being a run out.
We also saw some fantastic catches from Jed Walsh and Mitch Hyslop. With excellent teamwork we were able to keep the opposition’s runs down to an achievable total of 88 runs.
After a good team talk we entered our batting innings full of confidence. It was a slow start but we gradually picked up runs.
We saw some outstanding batting from Josh Brayshaw, Seb Hegney and Olly Menck. Josh and Harper Walsh finished the match not out. After a good effort all round we were able to win the game.
With his brilliant effort out on the field, the deserved recipient of the Man of the Match award went to Jed Walsh (far left) whilst excellent sportsmanship by Josh Brayshaw (left) on and off the field saw him take out the Sportsman award. Great effort boys!
Thanks to North Sydney White for a great day of cricket.
By Will Fitch
Golden Cricket Lessons for Gordon
This game had a similar pattern to an earlier loss for Gordon against Mosman, where early wickets promised a close game, but Gold let the opposition off the hook with some expensive bowling and loose batting.
Lindfield have a number or rep players and Gordon would always struggle to beat them, however the score doesn't truly reflect the difference in ability.
Oliver Gilhooly, wicketless for the last number of games, terrorised the Lindfield batsmen early on, having a hand in the first 3 wickets.
At 4 for 40, Gordon looked to be on top, but a stand of 65 swung the game decisively back in favour of Lindfield. The latter took an admirable approach to batting - blocking anything straight, targeting loose deliveries and running hard between the wickets.
As a result any wickets taken by Gold were through standout deliveries - in addition to Gilhooly (who bagged a third with a spectacular yorker), Isaac Altham and Tim Bacon produced great efforts to snag a wicket each.
Lindfield closed on 8 for 182, a huge score and a testament to the art of scoring sensibly and batsmen communicating.
In reply, Tim Bacon shone again with the bat, contributing 19 before falling to an innocuous prod outside his off stump. Isaac Altham threatened a good innings, but a farcical run out with Cameron Stocks ('yes! - no! - yes - no!) summed up the one of the key differences between the two sides.
Tyler Arndt and Max Russell were unlucky to be caught off good powerful hits, Arndt in particular was a victim of strong contender for the catch of the season. Gold ended up all out for 70, off 28 overs.
Coach Steven had a long chat with the boys after the game, praising a continual improvement in bowling and fielding, but recognising that our batting keeps on letting us down. Lots of work required here on both technique and approach.
Well deserved Nilgiris man of the match this week is Oliver Gilhooly, bowling superbly and leading the team well in the field as captain.
Boys Fired Up After Great Performance
We won the toss. I bowled first and got two wickets in one over!
Max did some amazing keeping. Liam Green got two maiden overs. Tom, Angus and Luke all got wickets. Greeny and Gills were outstanding on the boundary.
Blake did very well as captain.
Luke and Zac did some good batting and running. Liam Gilhooly also did some amazing fielding.
The whole team played amazingly and the final score was 88 for 5 after 24 overs.
The awards were given to me (Rory) for my wicketkeeping and wickets, plus Blake for scoring 10 runs and helping us win the game.
Can’t wait for next weekend!
By Rory Hubbard
High Hopes for Blue Boys
Last Saturday the Gordon Blue cricket team travelled to Browns Field in Wahroonga. It was a bright and sunny day and we were playing St Ives. Our hopes were high, as last week we lost our match.
We started with great bowling by Sammy, who took the first wicket of the match, and by Matt. St Ives were playing on form - helped by the short boundary: the fours were flying
Gordon Blue supporting their batsmen
The pitch was sandy, which made it harder to run than usual for St Ives. Some of boys were getting a bit distracted.
St Ives ended up with 208 runs - a very hard score to beat.
Gordon started off with some confident batting but it all came to an end when Rory and Tommy got back-to-back bowled. Then Sammy came in but got stumped after some confident calling between him and Dhruv. The St Ives wicket keeper (Rhys) was very good indeed. He also took a catch to send Declan back to the sheds. Our best batsmen were Noah, who got 40 runs, and Lachie, who got 49 runs, one run short of his half century.
Gordon played well but ended up with a score of 158.
Hopes remain high for next Saturday…
By Sammy Munk
Gordon Blue batsmen Lachie and Noah
Brown's Field in Wahroonga
Gold Beat Local Rivals to Claim First Win
Gordon Gold achieved a number of important milestones in this bottom of the table clash at Artarmon Oval.
- First time to score more than 100 runs
- First time all batters scored runs
- First time to bowl the opposition out
- First to win this season!
Gold batted first with Angus Monahan and Tim Bacon hanging in for almost 10 overs and a partnership of 29. Another first, with Monahan reaching double figures for the first time in his career.
The openers laid a good platform for the remaining batsmen, in particular Tyler Arndt (17) and Isaac Altham (19) who scored quickly and heavily. In total, 10 man Gordon Gold made 9/124 off 31 overs, helped by 50 or so sundries from Red.
Between two evenly matched teams extras was the critical factor in this match. Over aggressive field placements by the bowling team and well judged running from the batting side inflated this total and highlights that its not just about the technical skills in cricket.
In response Red lost an early wicket to a full inswinger from captain Oliver Gilhooly. After this the batsmen consolidated, without scoring heavily. Isaac Altham was introduced in the 8th over and made an immediate impression with a first ball wicket. This was followed up with a caught and bowled and his figures of 2/6 off 3 overs were outstanding.
Angus Monahan snagged a further two wickets, leaving the stage set for birthday boy Finn Mason to clean up the tail with a spell of 3/10 off his three overs. Max Russell chipped in with the final wicket to seal the deal for Gold, bowling Red out for 102.
Gold's bowling was the best it has been all season with the pre-game emphasis on bowling full paying dividends.
No shortage of contenders for Nilgiris man of the match this week, Mason and Altham were superb, but career best batting and bowling from Angus Monahan helps him to shade it this week.
Great progress from the boys, who really look like they are enjoying their cricket.