Glen 127 (44)
L. Green 47
J. Heather 25
lost to SHSB 139 (38.5)
N. Wood 3/ 38 (7)
M. Grace 2/ 14 (6)
Glenorchy took on Sandy Bay in the penultimate round before Christmas at Eady Street, on a wicket which looked like it would produce a good all round cricket game. Sandy Bay won the toss and elected to bat first [when will we win another toss??] Glenorchy had lost Tim Spotswood [2nd grade] Tom Coates [3rd grade] and Nick McDonald [injury.] These changes resulted in Cameron Smith and Michael Kruger having the chance to play their first under 17 games. Josh Hill was back after making the team some nice drinks the week before.
Josh “Hillbilly” Hill claimed the first wicket to fall getting an edge caught at first slip by Cameron. With Hulk like features, Mitchell Grace was soon introduced and he struck a blow soon after getting the number 3 out with a plumb L.B.W. When acting Captain Jamie Adams took a “super” caught and bowled to dismiss Sandy Bay’s opener for 41 the game had began to turn. Mitchell then had a catch caught at short cover, and Nat Wood’s 6 overs of vicious off spin produced another 3 wickets.
Nat Wood was everywhere as he combined with Jamie to produce a run out. Sandy Bay now was struggling to get over 100. The Sandy Bay number 9 hit a few boundaries to provide some hope for his side. Lucas Green came back on and took a wicket with his 2nd ball in his 2nd spell with Daniel Adams taking a “juggling” catch at mid-off. Daniel then took his first wicket for the year, an L.B.W, meaning we had to score 140 runs to win.
After a blistering start Glenorchy had done an excellent job to bowl Sandy Bay out for a very achievable target.
Daniel Adams opened the innings with first time under 17 opener Scott Hall. They saw the score to 7 until Scott was unluckily given out L.B.W despite a deflection from the toe of his bat. Jamie, the key to our innings, didn’t last as long as we all hoped and was out for 1 and the score was 2/8. Mitchell Grace batting at 4 looked really good and steadied the ship somewhat with Daniel until he was bowled for 8. 3/32. Lucas then joined Daniel but that partnership didn’t last long as Daniel was bowled by a slower ball for 12. Daniel the only batsman from the top 4 to show any resistance. 4/35. Jordan Heather was next in and he and Lucas provided the partnership we were looking for. Lucas and Jordan batted at a good rate, rotating the strike well. With the score now at 118 Jordan fell for 25 after putting on 83 with Lucas. With a 50 just around the corner, Lucas was beaten in flight and was out stumped at an awful time with just 22 runs required. 6/118. The remaining 5 batsmen unfortunately couldn’t score the runs required. Glenorchy was bowled out for 127 and had blown a great chance to beat one of the more fancied teams in the competition.
The loss of early wickets again set us back but also the loss of wickets at crunch times killed us.
By regular reporter