2nd Grade R8 v Kingborough

Glenorchy 170 All out (49.2)

D. LeRossignol 76
B. Ploughman 27
S. Palmer 18

lost to Kingborough 174 All out (50)

M. Hamilton 4/ 27 (10)
A. McKellar 3/ 17 (10)
D. Hunt 2/ 32 (10)

The Pies arrived to the ground ready for warm-up at 10 o’clock as per usual, only to find a grey sky and rain, as per usual. The covers were off at 10:30 and ‘Manny’ jumped on the roller and got half hour in before the start of play.

The Pies won the toss and elected to field on a green seamer. Curran and Ploughman opened the attack, and the Kingborough opening bats started about making the most of the third man boundary.

At 0/39 off 10 over’s, Andrew “the spotted fossil” McKellar was tossed the ball and told by the skipper to fix the problem. After clean bowling an opener with a “Jaffa”, Dave “Hardcore” Hunt was bought on from the other end, and combined with McKellar to reduce the Kingborough top order to 5/80, with the help of Jamie “Buckets” Adams standing under some sky balls that came down with snow on them, but were never in doubt.

The Pies bowled out the Knights for 174 luckily considering four dropped caught and bowled’s, one put down in the slips cordon, and some dreadful catching attempts in the gully region, but this was all made up for by an absolute screamer from Brayden “boy’s this is how it’s done” Millhouse.

The Glenorchy innings didn’t get away to the start it hoped for, with Hunt, Hamilton and Prakash all back in the sheds with only 12 runs on the board.

This bought Simon “you can’t catch me” Palmer and our skipper Damien “slog sweep” LeRossignol together and they set about the tough task to get us to 20. The pair survived the last of the new ball and produced a solid 50 run partnership, which was broken when Palmer nicked out for 18.

In his second game in the 2’s for the year Brennan “I shouldn’t field in the gully ever again” Ploughman strode to the crease with the weight of the world on his shoulders. It didn’t take him long to get into the swing of things hitting a couple of fours to get off the mark. Le Rossignol and Ploughman got the boys close and we only needed 29 to win when Ploughman was caught at mid wicket.

Luke “not my best day” Curran wasn’t out there for long and when LeRossignol was bowled trying to finish the game quickly we still required about 20 runs to win, brave batting from McKellar, Adams and Millhouse was just never quite enough as we were bowled out for 170 off 49.2 over’s, giving the Knights 6 points.


Matt Hamilton
Currently running second in the 2nd Grade bowling averages