Glen 9/210 def SHSB 100
D. LeRossignol 48
P. Prakash 43
L. Curran 25*
Richie Dilger 3/4
M. Hamilton 3/20
L. Curran 2/15
The Magpies 2nd Grade commenced their season with a first game clash with South Hobart/Sandy Bay at KGV after the match was moved from Queenborough due to ground conditions.
After winning the toss we decided to bat on a second day wicket that looked as though it might stay low later in the day. Prakash and myself were able to take the score to 96 off 20 overs before losing our first wicket.
As the innings progressed the wicket gradually got slower and slower resulting in the next 5 wickets falling at regular intervals to leave us in the balance at 6/143 with still 15 overs to bat.
Just when it looked as though we might not make it through to the 50th Over our tail wagged. Corey “Speed Humps” Whitbread chimed in with a well made 20 of 23 balls and Luke “Euko” Curran batted perfectly to end up with 25 off 25 balls.
Our final total of 210 was a great total considering the way the wicket was shaping up.
With a good total on the board our focus was to build up pressure and try and take a couple of early poles. Our two openers, Kial “tight as a fishes” Hingston and Luke “Euko” Curran did exactly what was needed. Kial’s 7 overs for 4 runs dried one end up while “Euko” picked up 2 for 15 off 6 from the other end. Kial had to be taken off in the end as from the 4 runs scored off his spell 3 were wides.
After the opening spells it was time to bring on the extreme pace battalion of David “Swarzkopf” Hunt and Matthew “I’m only bowling downwind” Hamilton. These spells had to be seen to be believed. With the batsmen left confused as to how they were going to add about 60 kms of pace to a ball travelling at between 10-15 kilometres per hour the result to the game became clear.
Hamilton with 3/20 off 10 overs and David “look at me” Hunt with 1/35 of 10 carried on were our openers left off leaving SHSB reeling at 6/76.
Enter Richie “I cut my own hair” Dilger. Don’t ever get a crayfish out when Richie’s around as he will surely clean up the best part. THE TAIL!! With some good variations Ritchie snared 3 for 4 of 3 overs and with Simon “Parmagana” Palmer chiming in to pick up the last wicket the result was out with 10 overs to spare.
2nd Grade Captain
Luke Curran in action