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.