Match Reports - Season 2015/16

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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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U10 Silver - Round 3 vs Lane Cove Ponting

U10 Silver - Round 3 vs Lane Cove Ponting

Silver Enjoy Good Match 

Lane Cove Ponting won the toss and chose to field. Our team, Gordon Silver, batted very well and got over 100 runs with only three outs.

When we were fielding we did really well and got some really good wickets by Hadley Wintle, Lachlan Loder, Josh Constantian and Milan D'Cunha.

Overall Gordon won with 40 more runs than Ponting and had a good match.  

Thank you to Lane Cove Ponting for a great game.

- Toby Ogg

U14 Gold- Round 2 vs Mosman Sixers

U14 Gold- Round 2 vs Mosman Sixers

Gold Learn Valuable Lessons 

After a dream start, Gordon Gold were put to the sword by a much stronger Mosman team.
Upon putting Mosman into bat, Aidan Roost took the new ball and delivered an uneventful first over. Oliver Gilhooly took the ball for the second over, signalling the start of a remarkable period of play for the Gordon boys. The tearaway opening bowlers spurring each other on to take five wickets in 16 balls, at a cost of only 10 runs. 
At 5 for 21 frantic phone calls back to Willoughby were being made to stick the roast chook on earlier than planned and start peeling the spuds. However, a surprising gamble from the Gordon captain to change the bowling attack from seam to spin did not have the desired effect and Mosman put on 80 runs for the next wicket. This all but pushed the game out of reach for Gordon.
Fortunes were revived somewhat with the introduction of Angus Monahan, showing the value of a tidy line and length, snaring 2 wickets in 2 overs to pull Gold back from the brink. Runs continued to flow however, despite another two wickets from the irrepressible Roost and great support in the field from Tim Bacon with two solid catches. 
The innings ended early (due to slow over rate) on 174/9. Career best bowling from Roost (4/17), Gilhooly (3/5) and Monaghan (2/10) but Gordon will rue a missed opportunity to get the opposition out cheaply.
Gold had demonstrated the value of pitching up on this wicket and the lesson was not lost on the Sixers. Despite a flurry of boundaries from Max Russell, all batsmen struggled to get bat on ball, against an admittedly strong attack.
Credit has to go to Mosman’s McGill (son of  former test bowler Stuart), who showed that express pace is not necessary - control and accuracy will always get results. He took 5/2 and rapidly ripped the Gordon fightback into shreds.
Gordon will no doubt reflect on chances missed against an older, stronger, more experienced team but at the end of the day they fell well short in all departments. A hard lesson was dealt about maintaining momentum in the field and that batting defence is as important as attack. This needs to be seen in a positive light as the boys can only learn from this defeat.
Nilgiri’s Man of the Match is shared this week between Oliver Gilhooly and Aidan Roost for their outstanding efforts with the ball. Well done gentlemen.

U10 Silver - Round 2 vs Gordon Orange

U10 Silver - Round 2 vs Gordon Orange

Silver Lining to Local Derby 

We had a good game against our friends at Gordon Orange on Saturday.

Toby scored 18 runs. Riley took a great wicket and Josh did a great run-out.

It was a good first full game of the season even though we lost 85 to 120. A big thanks to coach Derek for coaching the team.

- Lachlan Loder


Toby salutes the crowd after retiring on 18 not out

Coach Derek prepares the the big game

U12 Gold - Round 2 vs St Ives Warner

U12 Gold - Round 2 vs St Ives Warner

Gold Make it Two In A Row 

First I lost the toss and they chose to bat. Because of the heat, we weren't focusing enough on fielding so they got off to a very good start.

We dropped a few catches and there were lots of misfields that went for four. By the drinks break they had put 100 runs on the board. Even though our fielding was not very good I think we all bowled particularly well. Archie took two wickets with Josh myself and Dan each taking a wicket. They set us 172 to win.

Ed and Will got us off to a good start, both were playing the ball really well and contributed five runs each.

Arman top scored again this week scoring 31 not out which will help his averages.

Archie was unfortunate with a suspect run out on 10, Mitch was looking great on eight until his dad gave him out LBW!

The rest of the guys contributed with the bat, Josh on 22 not out and Zach on 12 not out steadied the ship and got us home with two overs to spare.

Josh, that's him with the trophy, was man of the match contributing both in the field and with the bat. Zach got the sportsmanship award.

Thanks goes to Paul and Lara for coaching and managing us, and also to Chris and Mal for umpiring. 

- Seb Hegney, U12 Gold Captain Round 2

U12 Blue - Round 1 vs Pirates

U12 Blue - Round 1 vs Pirates

Blues Plunder Pirates 

It was a breezy and sunny afternoon to kick off the season with the boys all keen to play.

The first wicket fell in the second over to Nicholas Malolakis and he was our top wicket taker with three. The team managed to get the Pirates all out for 63 in just 20 overs.
We got off to a good start and managed to reach the target with nine overs to spare at Morrison Bay Park.
A job well done!!

U12 Gold - Round 1 vs Mosman Hurricanes

U12 Gold - Round 1 vs Mosman Hurricanes

Gold Boys Back Having Fun 

It feels really good to be back playing cricket after winter. It’s so exciting to go onto the pitch playing one of my favourites sports. The first ball of the new season gives you such a spark of excitement.

Before writing about the game, I would like to say a big welcome to our two new players to the team. Our friends Jed and Harper Walsh are now members of our great U12 Gold.

We started today’s game against Mosman with 10 players as Ollie and Zack Menck were away on holidays and missed out on the fun.

I won the toss and decided we should bowl first. Considering it was the first game, I thought the bowling was pretty good. I think we need to stop bowling so many wides and no balls by working hard in training during the week.

Armaan Kishore (left) and Seb Hegney both took three wickets. I think we should all try to bowl like them – straight at the stumps.

Josh Brayshaw, Ed Barton and Will Fitch also took wickets. Ed took a screamer of a catch and was involved in a run out.

We bowled out Mosman for 151. I felt like we played well but we didn’t talk on the field much which we could improve on next time. We also got a bit tired in the field so that needs to improve.

Chasing 152 to win, I opened the batting with Harper. We did really well. Seb came in next and batted really well. He scored 19 not out.

Jed did really well coming in an number 4 and Mitch Hyslop got a really tough LBW decision. Bad luck Mitch.

Armaan was top score on the day with 32 not out. Well done, Armaan.

Ed hit the best shot of the innings with an amazing six. Will Fitch hit a four as we started to get close to the total.

In the end Josh and Daniel Newman calmly steered us to victory with two overs to spare with good shots, running between wickets and backing up.

Armaan was our Man of the Match. Harper (right) won our Good Sportsmanship award.

I’d like to thank our manager Lara for doing so much for our team. I’d also like to thank Mal and Chris for umpiring. Thanks also to Mosman for a really great game for lending us a fielder.

For me, it felt really good to be captain because I wanted to help my friends to do their best. Also the joy of being captain felt good. I felt proud.

I wish the team all the best of luck through the rest of the season!

-       Archie Bibb, U12 Gold captain round one

U12 Gold reflect on round one and a good team performance