Round 3, 2023

Uni vs Wests A Grade report: 

Played at Harristown school. 
We also had Matt Johnston A grade debut after arriving in Toowoomba the last week. 
We lost the toss and were sent out to field. We started the day off well with a wicket to AJ on the second ball of the day with a catch at second slip for Olly. We had bowled much better this week with the bowlers sticking to the plans and slowing the run rate. West had a solid partnership for the second wicket until Marx made a break through. This saw wicket begin to fall in regular intervals and Matt Johnston picking up his first wicket for the club. 
West finished their batting inning at 8/184. The wickets were shared around quite evenly and we fielded and caught well. 

We thought the wests were probably a little below par in regards to runs and that we needed two or three bats to get some runs and we could get there. But it turns out to be a tough chase after losing Tully and Dean in consecutive balls. Cooper and Sam put up a good fight early but wicket continued to fall on a regular basis. With no batters getting over 30 it was also going to be tough to win the match. We finished our batting innings all out for 117. A disappointing loss after two great rounds with the bat. 

3 – Andrew Johnson
2 – Marx Aluguvelli
1 – Cooper Webster


Uni vs Wests Reserve grade report:   

No match report submitted. 
Played at University Turf. 
We won the toss and chose to bowl first. 

Early wicket to Matt Dunn with Wests scoring 8-221 following good contributions from 3 of the top 4 batsman. H Rowe with 3 wickets and 2 a piece for Harold and Darcy Shelton. 


Uni fell 6 runs short in the run chase. John Littleproud opening the batting scored 40. Matthew Dunn with 55, Matthew Walls with 36 and David Else with 31 contributed to a run chase that fell just short after being all out in the 39th over. 

3 – Darcy Shelton 

2 – Matt Dunn 

1 – Hayden Rowe 


Uni vs Mets Easts – White One B Grade report: 

Played at Captain Cooke 7
Won toss and bowled first. 
Had Mets 4 for 72 at 20 overs
They then picked up pace after the break to finish 5 for 214
100 not out for one of their younger players reach on last ball of innings 
Beau 3 for 47 Ryan 1 wicket and one to Joel Ridley 
We reached all out for 184 in 37 overs
Andrew Catlow (Dudley) 31 Tom crooke 26 Tom Moscou 36 Lawson Troy 28 and beau 23 not out
Lost wickets late which slowed our chase

3 – Beau Harvey
2 – Tom Moscou
1 – Andrew Catlow


Uni Bush Chooks vs Highfields C Grade report: 

Played at Highfields. 

Highfields won toss and batted. 
A pretty comfortable win off the back of a strong opening bowling performance, backed up with some nice catching, and 2 outstanding batting innings.  

We were sent in to bowl first and our two young gun opening bowlers (Ethan Rowe and Daniel Byrne) performed brilliantly and had the opposition at 4/30 after the first 10 overs, bagging 2 wickets each.  Dave Lester and Allan Peake then backed this up with a great spell that took us to the 20 over break with the opposition at 6/56.  Allan getting two wickets with some smart bowling 2/19 off 5 overs and David with a very economical 0/5 off 5.  In this first 20 overs we saw 3 great catches that really pumped us all up in the field. Robert Mansfield got fully airborne and totally horizontal to take a catch hammered to him at point. It was a specky. Then Dave Lester took a very athletic catch running at full speed from mid-on to reach out and snatch it with both hands.  A few overs later like it was a competition to take the greatest catch Dan Byrne lept forward from extra short fine leg to take a ball belted towards him.  With a dive and somersault he emerged holding the ball high as we all ran in hollering to high five him.  Allan had put Dan into that position at the start of that very over setting the trap which reaped the reward only 5 balls later.  We were on fire and it felt great.   

Then came the second half of their innings.  Unfortunately two well experienced older heads batting were able to hang in there and not get out despite some very good bowling from Chris Grundson and Damon Rowe.  Damon’s bowling produced some good chances and a couple of catches we couldn’t hold while Grundo was again very economical 0/21 from 7. Without these two bowlers the score could have been much worse. In the last 6 overs these batsmen then put the foot down and went into slog mode getting them to 6/166 from their 40 overs.  

We lost Robert Mansfield for 14 (19) early in the chase but then Damon Rowe joined Allan Peake at the creased to put on a brilliant 150 run partnership to take us to victory by the 23rd over.  Allan 68* (56) and Damon 80* (62).  They both looked very comfortable at the crease playing them all around the ground finding the boundaries regularly.   

Allan takes the 3 points for his performance with both bat and ball 68* (56), 2/19 off 5. Damon gets the 2 for his 80* (62) and solid bowling performance.  Dan Byrne gets 1 for his opening bowling claiming 2 wickets and backing it up with a screamer of a catch.   

Big thanks to our amazing fill in players who all fielded so well for us and helped us out with a bulk of the umpiring duties – Steve Herden, Steve Harvey, and Wayne Muller.    

3 – Allan Peake  

2 – Damon Rowe

1 – Daniel Byrne  


Uni Phoenix vs South Magpies C Grade report: 

Lost the toss and fielded.  

Played at Centenary High School.


Started well. Lincoln Paroz bowled out the 2nd opening batter for a golden duck with good inswinging delivery. 

After fixing his bowling Dan made up for his 12 run over with 2 wickets. Started to get inswing going around the wicket.
Uni’s bowling attack was too strong for the South’s side with almost every bowler taking a wicket. Dan and Linc finished with 2 each. 



Opening Batter & 1st Drop combined for a solid partnership with Dan 24 (32) and Chris Sheehan 26 (29) giving Uni a good quick start.  Enter Jack Wiggins with another quick fire fifty, 52 (45) to put the win within 2 runs an over. Scott, Ethan and Declan easily chased with 8 overs to spare. 

Game played in good spirit


3 – Jack Wiggins ( 52 Runs off 45 Balls;  1wkts – 8 Overs 1/22) 

2 – Daniel Skillington (24 off 32 balls; 2 wkts – 7 Overs 2/31) 

1 – Linc Paroz  (2wkts: 6 overs 2/17)

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