Coach and Captains Corner

Round 2 saw the club much more settled with all 4 sides being able to play. The results achieved of wins to the first 3 senior grades and the fourths not far off hopefully is an indication of things to come. Whilst the one had a comfortable win against Footballers the pleasing aspect is the room for improvement still left to work on. Flurries of brilliance need to be backed up with all round consistency with both bat and ball. I cannot stress enough what I continually preach to ALL players. "Batsmen give yourself the opportunity to be out in the middle longer and bowlers must produce consistent lines and length when bowling that allows the captain to be more aggressive with fielding positions which in turn maintains pressure on the opposition."


Mulc continued his round 1 form with another dominent 52 which this week was matched by Chris Jewell (Huss) also getting 52. Bowling honors went
to David Bell with 4 wickets but it was great to see Darren Spence thrown the ball and pick up 2 wickets (looking forwatd to more of this from Daz). In the field the boys were challenged with a 100 run partnership that forced a very defensive field but once that was broken we went through the rest quite comfortably.


Twos saw the return of Rick "Shaggy"Lizza with a half century supported by Jake Evans with another 40+ score. The batted was backed up in the
field with the wickets being shared around with A. Cross getting 2 and the young blokes S.Cross and skipper Eric Erdmanis taking 3 a piece. The threes also playing Footballers had the most comfortable win of the club. After making 163 off 40 overs, Led by Stats 38 and skipper Steve Tailby 32 (also extras with 30) the boys ran through Footballers for 76 in just 27 overs. Dave Crombie taking 3 (great to see Dave back on the paddock) with Steve Tailby, Dean Martin and Michael Pitt grabbing two wickets each (6 for 7 off 4.2 overs between them). The story of this day was Pitta. Having made a duck against his old club all he did was bowl 2 ball but picked up 2/0.


The fourths had a tight game against Basin making 191 with Mal McKern making 88 and was surrounded by a couple of U/15players with Nick Smith making 35 and Stephen Capon making 16.  Unfortunately we were propbably 30 runs short and we werent able to restrict the Basin from making the runs.  A pretty pleasing first up run for the old fellas and kids though.

 

Two day games next week so lets get down to training and be ready for next weeks contest.

 

Cheers ...Hec.

 

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