Glenorchy 4/ 208 [50 overs]
J. Adams 79*
T. Coates 39
Defeated Kingborough 9/146 [47 overs]
T. Spotswood 3/12 [6 overs]
J. Adams 2/18 [10 overs]
L. Green 1/23 [9 overs]
J.Hill 1/16 [5 overs]
N. MacDonald 1/12 [4 overs]
The Day started with Captain Tim Spotswood winning the toss and electing to bat first on a wicket which looked like it would play well early then deteriorate later, so early runs were needed.
Openers Tom Coates and the “13 year old freak” Daniel Adams got the team off to a terrific start putting on an opening partnership of 86 before Daniel was run out after some confusion. Out walked Jamie Adams looking to prove the selectors wrong. Tom fell soon after for a well made 39 when he was trying to lift the run rate. Tim fell soon after for just 1 and after a bright start the pies had lost 3 wickets for 27 runs.
Jamie Adams and Mitchell Grace consolidated the innings putting on a partnership of 71 with Mitch rotating the strike well alloying the more experience Jamie to punish the wayward Bowling. After 45 overs Glenorchy’s target was 210.
With Adams still at the crease this target was well within reach. Lucas Green, batting number 6 allowed Jamie to face the majority of the final few overs. With Jamie’s aggressive play Glenorchy finished with 4 /208, Green not out 12 Adams unbeaten with a wonderful 79 not out, an innings sure to make the selectors take notice.
Kingborough, with the task of batting second on a wearing pitch and with a fitter and fired up Tim Spotswood charging in always had the task in front of them.
Spotswood’s 1st over brought success with “Spotta” getting an L.B.W decision in his favour. Glenorchy led by tight, disciplined opening bowling from spotswood [3/12] and Hill [1/16] had Kingbourgh on the back foot at 5/34 when the heavens opened up after just 19 overs.
Glenorchy needing to bowl a further 6 over to make a game were desperate to resume play and finally after around ½ an hour play resumed after some light showers.
The target was reduced to 195 from 47 overs.
2 wickets in the middle overs from “Man of the Match” Jamie Adams [2/18] had Glenorchy in the drivers seat with Kingborough needing around 8 an over. When a good innings from Kingborough wicketkeeper batsman Sam Taylor was ended with a Nick MacDonald [1/12] slower ball caught by Coates the game was nearly ours. Needing a near impossible 50 off 4 overs, Green [1/23] bowled Kingborough’s Blair Harrison and some good fielding from Grace, resulting in a run out, the game was over.
Kingborough struggled to 9/146 from their 47 overs.
Glenorchy, with a much improved display registered their first win for season 09-10 with a super team effort led by the experienced campaigners Adams, Spotswood and Coates
Glenorchy now turn their attention to their 1st 2 day game of the year against Lindisfarne a team we are desperate to beat to consolidate our position in the top 5.
By Lucas Green