D. LeRossignol 33
K. Johnson 26
& 8/ 151
D. LeRossignol 50
E. Maher 24
S. Stebbings 23
B. Ploughman 22
def by Lind 218
T. Faltusz 4/ 44 (25)
E. Maher 3/ 28 (9)
A. Ianculovici 2/ 35 (14.2)
Round six saw Glenorchy 2nd grade travel to Anzac park for the first of two Saturday Sunday games scheduled for he season.
Lindisfarne won the toss and decided to bowl on a green wicket. Openers Brennan Ploughman and Tom Coates made a good start in tough conditions putting on 34 before Ploughman was out LBW for 18 shortly after drinks Coates was also out for 18 caught behind when the score was just 46. Glenorchy then collapsed to be 6/77 at lunch. After lunch Soggy took the score to 109 before being caught for 33. This brought Orthy and Kevin Johnson together for a brilliant partnership of 36 which gave our bowlers something to defend. Orthy was eventually out for 17 and Kevin was the last man out for 26 leaving us with a disappointing first innings score of 153.
Our strength in second grade this season has been our bowling and fielding. Because of this all the boys were still confident that we could knock Lindisfarne over and record our third win from four games.
Our opening bowlers both bowled tight and were unlucky not to get some early wickets. Eventually first change bowler Tim Faltusz was able to get the breakthrough with the score on 33. This was the first of Tim’s four wickets, the last of which left Lindisfarne at 4/60 and us with a real chance of winning the game. Unfortunately our fielding let us down at a crucial stage just before stumps and we were not able to get any more wickets that evening. The next day all the boys were still confident that we could knock Lindisfarne over however we were only able to get 6 wickets before they passed our score. Lindisfarne was eventually bowled out for 218 with a 65 run lead.
Once again our batting let us down in the second innings at the end of the game we were 8/151. Soggy was again our top scorer with a well made 50. Ploughman also did well with 22, Stebbo got 23 and Sheep did well with 24 batting for 90 minutes at a crucial stage of the match.
This was probably our worst game so far for the season. However it was against the top side and the boys really weren’t far away from getting a win despite not playing anywhere near our best cricket. The loss leaves us .5 of a point outside the 4. If the team can start batting to its full potential and continue its high standards in the field and with the ball we will be pushing for a premiership this year.