U16 White V Woodville, Oct 16, Marryatville High
Captain Sam Lucas won the toss and inserted Woodville on a wicket that looked like it might help the seamers.
Jamie Taylor and Harry Wright created trouble early with good pace and a length that was proving very difficult to play. Jamie managed to get two early and we had them 2/20 odd. Woodville then consolidated and despite some economical bowling, ground away to take the score to 127 before James Woods came back into the attack and removed their dominant runscorer. Thereafter we maintained consistent pressure and combined well together as a team to ensure that wickets fell regularly.
James Woods took one more to finish with two for the day, Solomon Musster bowled a very economical eight overs and took 2/9, Anik Warnakulasuriya bowled good areas all day and chimed in with one wicket while Harry Wright had the pick of the figures with 3/22 from 12 overs. A good first up effort from a group that hasn’t played together much.
Week 2 got off to a sparkling start with Alex Burgess hitting two boundaries in the first over. Alex and opening partner Solomon Musster got us off to a steady start but just as we were really getting on top. Our plan was to build partnerships and bat out the day and Nolen Titus and Will Sherman (who came to the ground straight from dental surgery with eight stitches in his Mick Jagger sized bottom lip courtesy of school cricket) executed perfectly to the plan. Both played steadily and ensured that we didn’t lose a succession of wickets, with Will in particular batting with great determination and application. Skipper Sam Lucas came in at number 5 and smacked the ball all over Marryatville HS making 28 off much fewer balls.
At tea we were 5/99 chasing 179.
After tea Noah Leydon and Jamie Taylor continued to execute the team plan to perfection, grinding away patiently. When Noah was eventually dismissed for a fantastic 56 we were well within sight of victory. Jamie and Abdullah Rizwan steered us over the line with five overs to spare and then proceeded to have some fun with the extra overs finishing with 26 no and 17 no.
A terrific first up win was due reward for consistent application and discipline with both bat and ball.
The victorious 16 Whites looking great in this seasons shirts and caps.