Round 2, 2023

Uni vs Souths A Grade report: 

Played at University Turf over the weekend. 
We lost the toss and were sent in to bat. We had a good opening partnership between Tully and Cooper of 118 runs. This set our inning up with wickets in hand coming into the last 15 overs. The main stay of our inning was the young Cooper Webster. After opening the batting and being dismissed in the 37th over. Cooper finished on an impressive 123 for his maiden A grade 100. A stellar inning that set the game up for us. He just needed someone to stick around with him. Dean and Tully both got starts of 38 before both were caught in covers. We finished our batting innings at 4-244. We felt as though we were 20-30 runs short of a par total. 

Then it was our turn to bowl and we got off to a better start then last week on a deck that didn’t offer much for bowlers. AJ got got an early wicket to start us off but there was not lot of action after that. Inconsistent bowling made it hard to set fields with a quick outfield. South’s remained on the run rate through their innings. Taking the pace off with Cooper, Noel and Sam steady the run rate but it was too late as south’s chased down our score in the 36 only 5 wickets down. Cooper finished with two wickets, while mick evens, AJ and Adrian Delaney all got one each. 
A disappointing end to the day after watching Cooper scored his ton.

3 – Cooper Webster 
2 – Dean Sullivan 
1 – Andrew Johnston 


Uni vs Souths Magpies Reserve grade report:  

Played at Middle Ridge Park. 
We won the toss and chose to bowl first. The innings started well with a wicket in the first over by Hayden Rowe as the bowler and the fielder as Darcy Shelton. Great bowling by Alex Newton and a congratulations to Carl Harvey on his first wicket for Uni. Throughout the innings, fielding was a bit all over the shop, several misfields led to extra runs put against the team, along with several dropped catches. Moving to the batting.. Steady start from the openers with Matt Dunn retiring hurt with cramping. Liam was sticking around holding up an end while there was a mini collapse. Ash came in on a hatrick ball and got 26 off 14 but ran himself out. Matt Dunn managed to come back into the game and got the highest score of 37. We came away from that game with a list of things to work on and will be doing so at training.

3 – Alex Newton
2 – Matt Dunn
1 – Carl Harvey


Uni vs Souths B Grade report: 

Played at Captain Cooke 7
Won toss and bowled. 
Souths started well and first wicket at 43 off 9 to harry Lester. 
We picked up 4 more wickets before the drinks break with them 5 for 87. 
Ryan Callaghan pick of bowlers with 3 for 21 off 7. 
2 wickets to Henry mccurran and 2 /17 to Joseph roberts off 5. 
South’s finishing with 8 for 183. 
A good opening stand of 65 with rod Fogarty out in the 13 th over for 34. 
We went to drinks at 1 for 88. 
Tom Crooke out for 38 in the 23rd over. 
H Curran 24 and Adrian Mayers 47 and Joseph Roberts 15 saw us get home in the 38th over at 5 for 184. 

3 – Ryan Callaghan
2 – Adrian Mayers
1 – Tom Crooke 


Uni Bush Chooks vs Met Easts C Grade report: 

Played at University synthetic. 
A huge win for the Bush Chooks. One of the best bowling displays I have ever seen. Go the spin twins!
We lost the toss and were sent in to bowl. Ethan Rowe quickly dispatched one of their openers in the first over with a top quality ball that swung them seemed straight getting them lbw.  Allan Peake held up the other end bowling some good line and length deliveries keeping them from scoring.  
In the 7th over we made our first bowling change to bring on some of Joel Ridley’s spin which instantly got results clean bowling their batsman that had hit us around a little.  We bowled Jedd Fegan up the other end so we had some tandem spin going on. These two guys bowled their brains out with some consistent line and length deliveries that the opposition could not get a hold of. The runs dried up and the wickets tumbled. With almost every over came another wicket. By the 20th over they were all out for 59. Joel scooping 4/9 off 7 overs and Jedd 4/20 off 7.
Backing these guys up was very good fielding and catching this week. We held almost everything. Tom Moscou with a nice catch in cow corner, and Allan Peake taking two great slips catches, one of them in particular was brilliant. Tom also had a great run out throwing it in from point and strategically bouncing it off Grundo’s keeping pads into the wickets.  
Our batsmen were able to go in and reach the target in 16 overs with the loss of two wickets. Bertie Mansfield with a nice 21 (45), and Henry Maunder with a quick fire 30* (29) with some very strokes.
Was a great game and I can’t speak highly enough of Joel and Jedd’s bowling performance. They hardly bowled a bad ball, and gave the opposition nothing. One of my favourite deliveries was when Joel bowled their captain second ball tossing it up for him to smack. He attempted the slog sweep but the ball dropped short on him and clipped the off bail.  
Joel takes the 3 points for his impressive 4/9 , Jedd with 2, and Henry’s quick batting display was great to watch for his stroke play so he takes the 1.  

3 – Joel Ridley
2 – Jedd Fegan
1 – Henry Maunder 


Uni Phoenix vs Highfields C Grade report: 

Won the toss and batted. Played at H’Fields.  
Set a good total of 6 -195 (especially after last week). Opening bat Peter Skillington 44 runs (56 balls). 
1st Drop: Michael Sheehan 42 (63). 
Jack Wiggins 66 (66) and Mitch Skillington 30 (33) finished the innings well to cement the good start. This p’ship really set us up to be very competitive. Bowling/Fielding: 
Started well.  Peter Skillington actually took a catch in the slips…a rare thing indeed and off his son’s bowling which will keep the peace. (Mitch got 2 wickets). 
Jack Wiggins then got 2 wickets breaking a burgeoning p’ship. 
Special Mention:  Nick DeLilly then chimes in with 2 wickets in 2 balls, and is on a Hatrick. Not to be though (took 3 wickets for the day). Linc bowled with pace and bounce. Handful. Took 2 wickets. 
Team dropped at least 4 catches … 
Highfield all out for 159. 
Peter Skillington has to keep better eye on over rate. Finished 5.45pm
Good win.  Haven’t beaten this H’Fields team for a while. Game played in good spirit. 

3 – Jack Wiggins ( 66 Runs off 66 Balls;  2 wkts) 
2 – Mitch Skillington (30 off 33 balls; 2 wkts) 
1 – Nick LeDilly (3 wkts; didn’t get a bat)

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