Glenorchy 157 (48.1 overs)
S. Stebbings 87
D. Hunt 20
def North Hobart 7/148 (50 overs)
J. Adams 2/ 16 (10)
L. Curran 2/ 31 (10)
Glenorchy scraped home to defeat North Hobart by defending a paltry 157 at the home of cricket in a 1 day clash.
Stebbo, batting as 3rd opener for 2nd grade has struggled this year and was facing finishing his career at Macrobies Gully 4th grade, had the perfect platform from the openers who only wasted 2 balls before he strode to the crease, as the other batsmen came and went he compiled a chanceless 87.
During the innings, of little contribution by the rest, the other Simon “Mr Palmer”, showed a bit of class with some classical straight drives only to middle one off his toes to short backward square and depart.
After Stebbo departed in the 37th over the boys limped on to a lousy 157. Luke Curran again showed some grit at the end, (somebody tell him we don’t have an averages trophy), with another solid NOT OUT.
Captain AB/Grumpy/Soggy was full of enthusiasm charisma and positive our fearsome attack could do the business, “because if he couldn’t get runs then what hope have they got”? The GCC 2’s have the perfect KGV attack, the middle overs stacked with dibbly dobblers who basically bore the @#$%** out of the North Hobart batsmen.
Luke Curran started well with a good catch at 1st slip by Big Will. At this stage the “slips coach” Stebbo reminded Soggy how good the slips had been this year – the cordon then went on to spill the next 4. Toughish chance to Will at slip, dolly to Stebbo in gully off Hamo and 2 speccies gone begging in gully by Stebbo off the amazing Dave Hunt. Luckily Milly had a great day behind the stumps snaring 2 good catches and a stumping.
Moving on- Great spell of 10 overs by a luckless Dave Hunt for no runs, (if the coaches wives again choose the winner of the coaches award, fix up the trophy now Eggy- the chicks love him). Solid effort from Soggy with his nude balls, except 2 stinkers that landed on the cricket club roof. Great spell from Jamie Adams 2-16 including one of the catches of the year to Stebbo, who defied his age, leaped high and took a 1 handed screamer with good hang time. Plough & Curran finished off the day with some good overs restricting the demons and ensuring a fine Glenorchy victory.
On a serious note, not usually encouraged here, some good advice from Dane & coach Brodie, “know your own game and back yourself to play your own game”.
Openers Willy and Hunty heading out to bat
D. Hunt trudges off after being dismissed
Master Class!!! (Stebbings)
Will playing the only ball he didn't get out on