At Victoria Park the Black team took on the Yellow team. The Black team batted first and opener Harry Dangerfield got them away to a good start with 16*. Henry Goold came in and struck a fluent 29 including one large six. Jim Kelly made 20* off only 13 balls while Henry Smart finished with a quickfire 15*. The Black team finished with 5/141. Best of the bowlers was Harry Hooworth-Moule with 2/29.
The Yellow reply began slowly before Harry Woods (21*) got things moving. Harry Hooworth-Moule (20*) and Tyson Matthews (23*) had a crack at the target but in the end they ran out of overs, falling 24 runs short at 2/117.
On the adjacent oval the Red and Green teams fought out a thriller. The Greens batted first and with a few players away on camp all players got to spend plenty of time in the middle. Lucas Saunders made 43 runs across a couple of innings while Noah Latimer made 39. Harry Orchard chipped in with 24 and the Greens finished at 9/151. Tom Thredgold was the best of the Reds’ bowlers with 3/10 while Luke Szabo and Ryan Percival took 2 wickets each.
The run chase started well with Tom Thredgold (19*) and Darcy Young (16*) putting together a strong opening stand. Binuga Pathirana (19) and Luke Szabo (22) kept the momentum going but a couple of nice catches and run outs kept the game on a knife’s edge.
In the end the Reds required three runs to win from the last ball. Harry Orchard (2/24) held his nerve sending down a dot ball to deliver the Green team the win.
At Marryatville High School the Blue team played their second internal trial. Best with the bat were Oliver Ellis (14*) and Tom Waugh (13*) while there were several standout performers with the ball. Aston Hogben took 5/12, Arunesh Ghosh took 4/6 while Tom Waugh made it a good all-round day with 4/16.
Next week our teams start their matches against other grade clubs.