West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 11

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Feb 122018

4th Grade v West Torrens: Day 1

Today was a good day for the 4th Grade, with first innings points already secured. With some rain clouds around, we won the toss and bowled first. Our openers bowled tight and when Nick Holmes made the breakthrough after about 12 overs, the pressure paid off and Holmes quickly had three more. Liam Greber took the ball from Nick’s end and took 4 of his own bowling tight in-swing, Nick got a run out and came back later to get his fifth. This impressive display from Liam and Nick, supported by the tight bowling of Adam, left West Torrens all out for 81 at afternoon tea.

Our batting innings started slowly as our openers got settled. Unfortunately, D-Sub got run out just as he was looking a bit more confident. Jack Konnis was joined by Hamish Porter and they put on 125 together, accelerating as they approached the target and beyond. Jack was eventually dismissed for about 80, while Hamish made his first senior fifty just before stumps and is not out. We finished the day at 3/153, leaving us in a strong position for a potentially valuable outright to be set up next week.

West End Men’s 4th Grade

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West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 5

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West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 4

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West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 3

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Nov 052017

Day 1
It was a spectacular day of cricket at Col Waite for the D Grade. Year 12 student Hamish Porter won the toss in his first game as D Grade captain, and we had a bat first. Wickets fell early, but Konnis was solid with 28. His wicket saw the Mosey boys come to the crease together. With Nick pulled out of retirement by a lack of available players. The brothers batted together for the first time, and were working beautifully as a pair when D Mosey fell for 16, a partnership of 68. Nick Mosey continued on, smacking the ball to all parts of the ground in a spectacular knock from a man who hadn’t picked up a cricket bat in 2 years. Nick had strong support from Vivian (16) and N. Holmes (15), but there was no mistaking that he was in control. Nick hit 7 sixes and 20 fours on his way to a spectacular score of 145. Certainly a handy innings from the late call-up.

After N Mosey fell, the team found itself in a bit of trouble, but a mature knock from the young skipper H. Porter (33) was vital to draining the momentum from the Port Adelaide bowlers. The tail put on 46 runs for the last 4 wickets, and batted out a good number of overs to tire out the opposition. Ingram was the last wicket to fall, he referred to his terrible swipe as a “tactical declaration” in hindsight. The D’s finished with 272, Port had 15 overs to bat.

N Mosey 145
H Porter 33
J Konnis 28

A pair of peaches from Nick Holmes and Darcy Hunkin saw the openers removed quickly. Their number 3 was looking to play shots, but Darcy had other ideas. The 16 year-old in his second senior game unleashed a devastating spell of left arm bowling that decimated the Port line-up. Darce knocked the number 3’s leg stump out of the ground, before hitting middle with his very next ball. Facing a hat-trick ball, the Port batsman decided to attack, and charged down the wicket. Darcy struck him on the pad, and got his hatrick. A fantastic effort, but it didn’t stop there. Darce stuck again in his next over to claim 5-for. The opposition clearly rattled by his in-swingers, 4 of his wickets were LBW, rare for a left-armer. Not to be outdone Holmesy got another two wickets and Darce finished off his age-mandated spell of 6 overs by knocking over another one.

Port finished the day on 9/29 after 14 overs, an incredible effort by the boys, especially Darcy. 6-for, including a hat-trick in his second senior game, all at age 16. A beautiful spell of bowing.
Hunkin: 6 overs, 6-4.
Holmes: 7 overs, 3-24

An amazing day of cricket. The team will be hoping that they can skittle them again next week to claim a strong outright win.   Kensington 10/272. Port Adelaide 9/29

West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 2

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Oct 222017