Glen 3/ 218 (46.4)
Rob. Dilger 99 (102)
D. Anderson 36 (53)
N. Matthews 24* (42)
B. Absolom 22 (57)
M. Dilger 19* (29)
def New Town 9/ 216 (50)
N. Matthews 3/ 47 (10) Inc. Hat-trick
R. Delaney 2/ 25 (10)
Round 6 saw the pies head to Newtown looking to keep their winning streak alive against the struggling Bucks. Tim “I run people out on 99 for a living” Macdonald won the toss decided to have a stick on what looked like to be an alright pitch.
After a slow frustrating first hour in the field saw the bucks opening pair still together at drinks for 60 runs. First over after drinks saw the Bucks lose their first wicket to the spin king Ryan Delaney which started the Bucks regular middle order collapse seeing them lose 5 wickets for 4 runs which include an Roy Symonds type run out by the star fielder of the day Brent “Burner” Cartledge.
The star bowler of the day wihout a doubt Nathan “Rowdy” Matthews 3/47 (10) which included an exclusive hat-trick in the last few overs of the Bucks innings. Rowdy’s figures could have been a lot better if the superstar fielder could have caught a few effortless, straightforward, trouble-free catches in the deep.
Ryan Delaney also chipped in with 2/25 from 10, restricted the Bucks to 9/216 from their 50 overs.
The run chase started off well with Rob “The Freak” Dilger bullying the Bucks bowling attack smashing all the bowlers around the park. We all thought that it was the day for Dilgs to get his maiden first grade ton. But as Nathan “Chine” Butterworth excitement grew for his man crush, Rob spooned a catch to mid-on, leaving him 1 short of his ton and another imprint on the 90 club bat.
The Pies chased the runs down easy in the end and was a good team effort with all batsmen getting some runs. This saw the pies retain the Brain Eade Cup and continue their winning form.