Grand Final Results

U/17 Match Report

 

The U/17 boys lost the toss in wet conditions and were asked to bowl.  The boys bowled exceptionally well and after the first phase of 25 overs Johnson Park were 3/40ish with Jackson Brown bowling an amazing spell of 5 overs and taking 1/1.  Stephen Capon ended his spell with two quick wickets putting him on a hat trick at the start of the next phase.  Our batting didnt get off to a great start with Liam Hunt going for a duck and Nick Smith following not long after.  Sam Vance and P2 then put on a good partnership before P2 went out and  we were 3/40ish overnight.  On day 2 we went into bat and lost some quick wickets and were only able to post a score of 79.  JP then batted and past us 5 wickets down.

 

The boys were obviously disappointed, however considering that this group of boys met each other for the first time 20 minutes before the first ball of the season it was an outstanding effort.  The leadership of Sam Vance and Liam Hunt was excellent and instrumental on this group becoming very tight and as a result the performances eventually came.

 

3rds Match Report

 

The 3rds took on Footballers in what promised to be a close match.  We won the toss and elected to bat and at the end of our 35 overs we had sensible crafted a score of 1/109. with Nick Somervaille going for 17 and then Darren Spence and Kev Hayward workded hard right throughout the innings to ensure we didnt have a collpse like the semi final.  We then went out to bowl and Footballers started cautiously but kept themselves out of trouble until Stephen Capon took out 2 wickets in 2 balls and was on a hat trick again (which he didnt get) the next over though he compelted his spell with another clean bowled and ended up with figures of 3/9.  At the other end Jack Hughes was bowling some express pace buit having no luck and then Crossy came on and in a blink of an eye had 3/0 and ended up with 3/24.  Sam Vance picked up tow wickets and Dan Waters also picked up two wickets.  Overnight we had Footballers 9/91.  The next day Footballers batted through to make 122 which our boys polished off in double quick time with Darren Spence notching up 55 and Kev Hayward 37.  So in just over a days play the thirds had won the flag and it was a thoroughly deserved win to the boys.

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