MP1S ROUND 7
On Saturday the first XI headed over to Footscray to tackle the Bulldogs. Donnell was finally on the right side of the coin toss and selected to bowl first. It initially looked to be a great decision when the newly promoted Adam McMaster struck in his first and second over to have Footscray in a bit of strife early at 2 for 17. A couple of big partnerships between Brasher and Sartori, and then Brasher and Jordan Kight saw Footscray take their score along to 3 for 151 before the Dandenong bowlers fought back to take the next 5 wickets for 47 runs. A late flourish from the Bulldogs lower order saw them complete their 50 overs with 8 for 236.
Donnell and Brett Forsyth got the run chase away to a great start, whisking the score along to 70 before Donnell was out caught down the legside for 25. Edgeworth joined Forsyth but the pair could only add 11 before Edgeworth departed for 8. Forsyth was joined by Forsyth. Forsyth showed great foresight to help guide his brother through the third wicket partnership. It was unforeseen what was to come between these two, they added 131 before Cam was out for 59. Brett continued with Nano to take the Panthers to a 7 wicket win. Brett remained 124 not out to carry his bat through the innings
WP1S ROUND 8
The WP1s welcomed Jess Caron for her debut and were delighted to have her junior club, Tyabb, have a representative speak to the group before the game and recognise the achievement. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to inspire Nic to her first win of the toss and we were sent in to bat.
Tiana and Moko had us off to a great start with a free-flowing partnership of 32. Both then fell in quick succession which brought the key pairing of Nic and Kim to the crease, the pair putting in an extraordinary effort in trying conditions for a partnership of 115. Nic departed attempting to go over the top for 57, but Kim (82) continued with a further key partnership with Kelly (25) to have us in a strong position. From there partnerships were hard to come by as the team looked to capitilise on the start, and 232 was a bit short of where we'd hoped to be, but very defendable.
Run outs were the order of the day and helped break some key partnerships and made up for a few missed chances. Tight bowling backed up by some great fielding restricted their ability to score, particularly from Moko in short cover, and while things got a bit tight we were able to stay relatively in control and come away with a 19 run win. Two wickets each to Gags, Kim and Jules had them the pick of the bowlers.
MP2s ROUND 7
The Second XI hosted the third placed Footscray Bulldogs in the seventh round of the season in a bid to continue their unbeaten start to the season. A warm summer's day saw the Bulldogs win the toss and elect to bat on a very good cricket wicket.
Footscray batted well early as the two openers Ashley Armstrong (63) and Nathan Caulfield (45) showcased their skill as they combined for a partnership of 91 runs. The Panthers fought back with two quick wickets, first a run out from James Maxwell which sent Caulfield packing and Stephen Mihelakos-James (0) who was dismissed by the leg-spin of Gehan Seneviratne. The Panthers managed to rain the scoring back thanks to some great tight bowling from Seneviratne (2/30), Raheel Bostan (0/38) and Josh Murray (0/28). James Doherty gave the Bulldogs some stability with his 43 until he was stumped off Seneviratne's bowling. The Panthers restricted the Bulldogs to 208 with two overs to go. The remaining two overs deflated the Second XI as Footscray batter Sam Harris (42*) took 33 runs of the last two overs, giving the away side a total of 6/241.
Josh Slater and Jarryd Wills opened the batting once again for the Second XI and were excited for the run chase ahead. Although, it wasn't the be and it turned out the be the reality check the Second XI needed as they collapsed the 4/36 with Slater (7), Wills (5), Angus Newman (2) and Jacques Augustin (1) all departing for single figures. Lachlan MacCorquodale and Josh Murray combined for 20 runs before Murray was dismissed caught behind for 21. Bowling all-rounder Jack Fowler (6) came to the crease and batted time with MacCorquodale (31) as they attempted to take the game deep. However, Footscray continued their brilliant day as they were able to dismiss both batters before the total reached 100. At 7/91 it looked like it could be an early finish, but thanks to the batting of Seneviratne (29), Maxwell (21), Bostan (12) and Braden Taeuber (15), the Panthers managed to scrape together 166 runs in 44.1 overs. The first loss of the season hit the Panthers hard, but the whole side is fired up to return to the winner's list with the upcoming match against St Kilda this Saturday.
WP2s ROUND 8
After losing the toss and being sent in to bat, a few steady partnerships got us under way. It was a great innings of 54 not out by Alannah Mison that helped us post a competitive 158. Nat Taylor and Grace Wrigglesworth put pressure on the batters as Grace took two early wickets supported by a strong fielding effort. As the game tightened, Laura Croft snared two important wickets in two balls to bring the game back in our favour. Jess Sanders, in her second game for the Panthers and Grace did an excellent job in the final overs to restrict Ringwood and secure the win. Overall a great game of cricket in Alannahs first game as skipper.
MP3s ROUND 7
The third XI travelled to Footscray for their clash with the doggies. Captain took his record of coin tosses for the year to 0 wins and 8 losses as we were again asked to bowl first. They got off to a fast start with some wayward bowling and poor fielding allowing them to jump out of the gates. Bhavya Bhatia (3-48 from 7) broke some partnerships along the way but the doggies were able to put 223 on the board. Dravid Rao (1-20 off 9) and Triyan De Silva (0-25 off 8) both bowled superbly to help stem the flow of runs.
Andrey Fernando (62 from 65) and Max Marinic (32) started well at the top of the order and taking the score to 71 before a wicket was lost. Mitch Forsyth (54 from 52) joined Dre at the crease and put on another strong partnership to have the score at 1-134 off 25 overs. Wickets soon started to fall and the talented middle order of Malik, Grundmann-Perera and Islam all fell for ducks. Soon we were reduced to 9-193 requiring 31 from the last 5 overs. Dravid Rao joined Josh Sawrey at the crease with the game almost gone.. but they ticked it over every ball and brought it to the closest possible margin... the game ending in a tie. "Ice-man" Sawrey finishing on 37* from 33 balls and Rao 13*. The boys should be proud of themselves for pinching us half the points.
Remarkably this is our second tied game in 6 matches so far. This time against the team sitting on top, a much improved effort again and the boys are gaining some momentum and confidence week by week.
WP3s ROUND 6
We lost the toss and they chose to bat. The bowlers applied themselves well throughout the innings and were generally on target with the ball. The fielders chased the ball well and took all the opportunities presented, taking good catches and effecting run outs. Tiv led the bowling with 3 wickets, supported by Sarah with two. In the end they made 161 of a fast paced ground. We could have done better, relying on bigger hits instead of taking the singles as they presented because of the heat. Kristen had to retire affected by the heat but came back later to become the top scorer with 18. We learned a lot about playing in different conditions and look forward to a little redemption next week.
MP4s ROUND 7
We won the toss and put Footscray in with good early success before meeting the resistance of their captain, Collinson and his partner Price. Collinson monopolised the scoring to make 107 and Price 32. Beside this partnership we were well on top as they set us 204 to win. Liam Sheehan with 3 wickets led the attack.
With the ball we gave it a good crack but fell 10 runs short with an over left untouched. Jaskabeer and Aryan added 90 together but when Aryan was run out for 47 and Jaskabeer (48) out soon after we chased valiantly but finished 10 runs short with an over unused.
ARCTIC FOODS PLAYERS OF THE DAY
The winner this week is Kim Garth with 82 off 99 balls and then 9 overs 2 for 23 playing a big part in the win. Honorable second is Alanah Mison leading from the front with 54 not out. with her highest score for the Club, 54 not out.
The Player of the Week in the men is undoubtedly Brett Forsyth, managing our chase with ease and ending the day on 124 not out.
MP1s ROUND 8
With plenty of rain during the night the game was reduced to 29 overs per side. Dandenong won the toss and chose to bat. With such a shortened game there were no big partnerships to speak of, but the rock throughout the innings was the inform Brett Forsyth who contributed 45 of Dandenong’s 7 for 159.
With the inclusion of test star James Pattison to the panthers bowling line up Camberwell were going to be up against it. Pattison was upstaged early by Adam McMaster who picked up 3 early wickets to have the Magpies on the back foot. There were no major resistance from the Magpies as Dandenong completed a comfortable victory, rolling them for 96 in 25 overs.
MP2s ROUND 8
Unfortunately the overnight rain persisted in the morning and run off from the covers led to the run ups being a little too soggy o be safe in the umpire’s opinion. Split points the result.
Adam McMaster accounted for the first three Camberwell batsmen to ensure any chase would be difficult. Congratulations for earning Player of The Day and may your form continue.