3rd Grade R7 v North Hobart

Cheif Demon destroyer Elliot 'It's coz I'm in a band' Maher

3's make a mess of Demons at the TCA

Glenorchy 9/262 (50 overs)

B. Grice 64
E. Maher 45
J. Cox 30
D. West 28
M. Orth 23*
B. McKenzie 23

def North Hobart 73 (24.3 overs)

E. Maher 5/ 14 (8)
Third grade were pitted up against a full strength North Hobart in a must win clash in the last round before Christmas at the TCA.
Dave 'serial 15 year old sledger' Adams won the toss and had no hesitations in having a bat on a flat track that produced over 500 runs the day before in the first grade encounter.
Jake Cox and Brad 'Vodka Cruiser' McKenzie opened the batting and got the side away to a flyer putting on 50 before both fell in fairly quick succession to leave the pies well placed at about 2 for 90 at the first drinks break.
Billy Grice and Westy kept the scoreboard ticking over (helped by continuous wides), Westy in particular playing some exquiset shots through the cover point region. When Westy fell to Ronald Weasley's brother just before drinks in the 33rd over, Glenorchy was well placed to make beyond 250.
Gricey fell soon after drinks and when Cow Shit (is that spelt right?) Kannan, Dave Adams and Kevey J fell, Glenorchy had had a mini collapse, the platform layed by Westy and Billy looked as if the Pies might not take full advantage of and 250 was looking beyond reach.
Enter Elliot Maher. North Hobart's 15 year old side, immediately intimidated by this man with the crazy head, made a quick fire 47, including 2 sixes, one which somehow managed to clear the sightscreen at the 'Domain' end of the ground to hit the only car (Bryce O'Garey's) parked on that side of the oval square bang in the middle of his roof only to leave a healthy dent.
Helped by Matthew (could he be Soggy's son as well?) Orth, who made a stylish unbeaten 23, Glenorchy ended up with an impressive 9/ 261 off the 50 overs, with a good spread of contributions across the board with six batsmen making 20 or more.
As we took to the field with black arm bands in honour for Tim Faultusz, North got away to a quick start to be 0/ 37 after 7.
And then the rot started, Elliot Maher was introduced and struck immediately, he was ablely supported by everyone from the other end. North never recovered losing all their wickets in the space of 17 overs to be bowled out for 73, 'Maaaaaaaaaaaa' taking 5fa and the pies had scored an easy 190 run win in a nice confidence booster before the Christmas break.
3rd grade dud