Oct 262014

The Reds travelled to Bowker Oval on a sensational Spring day. With Will McGowan out injured, Angas Marshall took over the captaincy. He started well, winning the toss and electing to bat. New team members Alex Wakeham and Sam Rahaley sat down, looking forward to a good days cricket and maybe a hit at some stage. Angas and Tully Kennett strode out to bat on a slippery and bouncy hard wicket and put their heads down immediately. A slow outfield meant singles were critical and the boys needed to look for those opportunities to keep the scoreboard moving. Slowly they built an innings starting to put the occasional bad ball away and helped by a few wides from the bowlers. At tea Angas had moved on to 28 and Tully 44 – 0/95 was a wonderful foundation. After tea, Tully moved to a solid 50 and then passed the reigns to Angas. The score accelerated with both boys punishing bad balls and Angas moved through 50, 60 70 then 80 at a rapid rate. With the score on 0/198 Angas smashed a fullish ball at short cover and he held on to  a hot catch to have Angas on his way for an excellent 91. Enter Will Montgomery who simply pushed singles to support Tully who then punished the ball to all parts of the ground. Tully batted superbly with hardly a false stroke and brought up his first ever century as he and Will took us to a wonderful 1/253 at stumps – Will finishing on 18no and Tully a quite brilliant 106no. Tully and Angas setting a Kensington U14 Red opening partnership along the way. Congratulations boys! Now, with half the job done its time to focus on our bowling and field for next week.

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