After an excellent batting effort last week where we made 1/253, the Reds game plan this week was to bowl and field as well as we could. The focus was on bowling at top of off stump and the fielders supporting our bowlers. Before we started, the talk was of maintaining pressure and concentration on doing the basics well. There was no talk about winning or outrights, it was all about doing our best and let the rest come!
We opened with Hamish Gitsham and William Warrick and they did not let us down. Hamish bowled with real “heat” and the Glenelg batters were like Rabbits in headlights. At 4/6 after 8 overs things were looking very good. A couple of batters showed some resistance but some very tidy bowling from Liam Greber and Sam Bruce, and then wickets to the newbies Alex Wakeham and Sam Rahaley did the damage. Jack Konnis took 2 with his leggies and they were done- All out 66!
With 23 overs available we asked them to bat again and Hamish knocked their opener over first ball with one that was almost unplayable! The Glenelg batters then settled and started to score more freely. Skipper Angas chose to keep the attacking fields and we were rewarded with wickets. Will Warrick bowled well again and picked up 2 and Luke Pedlar took his chance with one. Sam Rahaley picked up another but we ran out of overs – Glenelg finished at 5/80. This was a very creditable performance from all the boys – good fielding and catching supporting our very tight bowling. Liam Winskill behind the stumps put in another polished performance. Overall, an excellent team effort, but Man of the Match to Tully Kennett for his wonderful 106no last week!