Nov 162014
 

Under 16 Whites vs Tea Tree Gully


Day 1 Vs TTG we arrived at Memorial oval to a lush outfield and green deck.  Captain Sam Carruthers did his best with the toss but we were sent in to bat after tails fell . Our openers looked solid and progressed the score to 28 before we lost the first wicket. With a new batting line up we continued to have batsman get a start but could not quite get the big partnerships we wanted. All batsman played small  starting innings but didn’t go on.

Tom VanderJeugd  34, ( first game this Season after injury) ,Sam Rahaley 17 ( first game in the 16 Whites after his outstanding Ray Sutton innings last week) batted well and had useful partnerships with  good contributions from Ben Cox 20 , Cooper Harrod 14 not out and David Hamann a quick fire entertaining 22.
All out for 159 looks a par score on this strip. We had 7 overs at them in the end with 1/9 the result  which gives us a chance next week with us needing to take all our chances a must as we had a couple which could have had us in a dominant position

Early wickets next week can wrestle the game back to be on our terms.Day 1 Vs TTG we arrived at Memorial oval to a lush outfield and green deck.  Captain Sam Carruthers did his best with the toss but we were sent in to bat after tails fell . Our openers looked solid and progressed the score to 28 before we lost the first wicket. With a new batting line up we continued to have batsman get a start but could not quite get the big partnerships we wanted. All batsman played small  starting innings but didn’t go on.
Tom VanderJeugd  34, ( first game this Season after injury) ,Sam Rahaley 17 ( first game in the 16 Whites after his outstanding Ray Sutton innings last week) batted well and had useful partnerships with  good contributions from Ben Cox 20 , Cooper Harrod 14 not out and David Hamann a quick fire entertaining 22.
All out for 159 looks a par score on this strip. We had 7 overs at them in the end with 1/9 the result  which gives us a chance next week with us needing to take all our chances a must as we had a couple which could have had us in a dominant position

Early wickets next week can wrestle the game back to be on our terms.


Day 2.

We arrived to a better deck and with TTG needing 152 at just over 2 per over and 9 wickets in hand. Instructions were simple , bowl in pairs to get wickets full and straight and let the ball and pitch do the work. Fielding and building pressure were paramount.

The first session went wonderfully well with good bowling and excellent intensity in the field . This coupled with 2 excellent run outs from Fred McClure and Cooper Harrod showed we were switched on. Bowling standouts during the session Cooper Harrod, David Hamann and Ben Cox.

 

At tea we had them 7/59 and on the ropes. The session after tea as is often the case we let took the foot off the throttle and allowed them to sniff a chance albeit a slim one. We readjusted at the drinks break and then finished the job. 

An excellent performance to get the season back on track.

Ben Cox with 5/25 along with his valuable 20 batting the man of the match . 

David Hamann , Johnno Connolly, Riley Slack and Sam Carruthers  all bowling at 2 or less and over so the pressure was fantastic and Cooper Harrod seemed to be bowling an invisible ball as the batsman could hardly find it. 2 nice stumpings by Tom VanderJeugd to finish the innings some very nice cream on the cake. TTG all out for 120.

Fred McClure a standout in the covers was a real assett cutting off many drives particularly in the critical early stages to deny the batsman runs .

We had 12 overs to finish and were 1/40 at the end with the batsman all having valuable time in the middle and playing controlled and sensible cricket to not offer wickets and potential points to TTG with no benefit to our percentage.

Sam Carruthers as captain showed some creative and intuitive cricket sense with aggressive fields and good bowling variations. All in all a 8/10 performance . Lesson from the match is the need to keep intensity and concentration for every over.

 

Grahame Spence- team manager

Gary Slack  

Bonnetts Saddleworld

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