Twenty20 Competition

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The pies have just completed their three games in the TCA's annual Twenty20 competition. The competition, which this year is into it's fourth series, has seen the pies make the final two out of the three years the competition has been staged, so high hopes were held for us to perform well again.

Unfortunately we didn't win a game in this year's competition and were fairly comprehensively beaten in two of the three matches-

Match one v North Hobart @ TCA

Match one of the competition and Glenorchy was pitted up against a North Hobart team boasting the like of Michael DiVenuto, Sean Clingeleffer and Jon Dakin, so from the outset we knew this could be a tough task minus our State players.

And it proved to be a tougher task than first thought. Batting first we got off to a disastrous start with players just throwing their wickets away and after 6 overs we were a dismal 6 for 18.

Liam Reynolds, supported by Pravish Prakash and Nathan Butterworth managed to lift North Hobart's target to a total of 106, Liam showing us all how it should be done making a fine 69 including 4 boundaries and 2 sixes.

Our total wasn't even a whimper though of what was required as North Hobart belted our bowlers all over and out of the ground to reach the target in a little over 10 overs.

Liam Reynolds at the crease with Matty Dilger

Game 2 v University @ University

Game two and the Magpies were on the road again, this time to University. Uni won the bat and decided to have a stick and never really got away with the pies bowling good areas and fielding well restricting Uni to 9-122 off their 20 overs, with Kial Hingston, Damien West, Liam Reynolds and Richie Dilger all taking two wickets a piece.

With a golden opportunity to chalk up our first win of any type this year, we got off to a solid start and after 7 overs we were 2 for 50 odd and looking good. But when Robbie Dilger departed for 32, so did the rest of our batting and we finished 15 runs short for 9 wickets down.

Whilst dissappointed not to win, it was a much improved performance on the North Hobart effort and we felt as though we took something out of the match.

Players watching closely whats happening

Game 3 v Lindisfarne @ KGV

The third and final game of the series and the pies were at home to the lighting in front of a massive crowd at KGV. Bolstered by the return of Dane Anderson (possibly permanantly) we were hopeful of our first win the year.

Batting first, Dilgs and Liam got us off to a positive start, but that went all too soon, as a series of run-outs and poor shot selection saw the pies limp to a mediocre total of 95 all out inside 20 overs.

This was never going to be enough and although we took early wickets and got Lindisfarne six down, they never seemed in any real danger and got the runs with more than four overs to spare.