1011 3rd Grade R4 v North Hobart

Glen 135 (33.2)

D. West 59 (67)
W. Gainsford 33 (26)
C. Spotswood 5* (10)

def NH 107 (38)

D. West 4/ 27 (10)
J. Hartshorn 2/ 14 (5)

Round 4 of the third grade year had us taking North Hobart in a one day game at KGV oval on an absolute cracker of a pitch that looked like it was going to produce at least 200 odd runs for each team.

Couple of late changes to the team before the start of play. Plummer out to the 17's traded out for Damien the star West. And Pattie Mcgowan out for the return of Chris Spotswood for his first on day game in history as they weren't played in the 60s.

Won the toss and decided to bat on a high scoring pitch. Took one look at the West and knew he was due to open the batting. Opened up with West and Gainsford.

Highest opening partnership of the year for us with 37 added before myself getting out for 33 and West then decided to get of the mark. Then with wickets tumbling all around him Westy made a very impressive 59 of about as many balls with Chris Spotswood missing out on a big score left stranded on 5*. Also Brennon 'Silver' Jones suffered minor concussion after trying to duck a yorker and getting hit in the melon and surviving an LBW shout.

We then took the field with a big job in front of us and lost a player early with Chris Spotswood doing his hammy in the first few over's going to retrieve a ball from third man. But we rallied and West continued his stellar day bouncing a batsmen out for the first time in his career and getting the next batter the same way. Then the Faltusz chipped in with a LBW. Then the West show continued with a caught behind. Faltusz ending with 1/14 off his 10. Jake, Elliott and Stickers then chipped in with 4 wickets together to clean up the middle order.

Then West mentioned in the skipper's ear that with the last two wickets left it would a good time for him to come back and get a couple of cheapies for his Michelle.

All was going to plan when Barker took Classic Catch viewers choice to make it 4 wickets but then it all went pear shaped with a drop catch by the keeper costing west the perfect game. Barker then came on finished off the last wicket to claim a great first win for the mighty magpies.

Next week we travel to the Solider's memorial oval to take Clarence on in a one day game to get revenge on the roos for boring us to death three weeks ago.

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