We won the toss and elected to bowl. It seemed like a good move when the ball was popping up and moving all over the place. Unfortunately our openers, Seb Porter and Hiran Lecamwasim were unable to control the ball movement and their feet, bowling plenty of wides and no balls to begin the innings. Woodville were looking good at 0/40.
Jamie Panelli (2/11) and Liam Scanlon (2/18) were brought on relatively early and were able to dry up the runs and take a few wickets to have Woodville in a bit of trouble at 4/53.
Next we turned to spin and Woodville had no answers. Eddy Greeves (4/8) picked up an important early wicket to have them at 5/68, which was followed by a sharp catch from Brayden Frost behind the stumps to give Tom Mackenzie (2/10) his first. A master stroke from the skipper earned Eddy his second wicket. He identified that deep square leg should be on square instead of behind square and moved him 5m to his left. The next ball was in the perfect slot, thigh height full toss down leg, to hit the ball perfectly to Scans in the deep, who didn’t have to move a muscle, a great learning experience for the young kids about bowling to your field.
Woodville’s tail didn’t show much and they were all out for 79. A score the C grade have been known to struggle to reach in the past. Not this time though, as our batters continued their good form.
After a shaky start with Scans and Michael Cotsios snicking good balls behind early, Ty Wundenburg and Dylan Silvy batted with positive intent and made batting look easy. It was a very good show of character from the pair and in the end we chased down the runs with ease within 13 overs.