Glen 235 (40)
D. Williams 56
B. Ackerley 37
M. Macdonald 30
L. Smith 25
tied with NT 4/ 235 (40)
J. Harris 2/ 40 (8)
We won the toss and elected to put New Town in to bat on a typical Tasmanian summers day , Wind, Rain and sunshine .
Looked like it was going to be a long day for our boys with the opening patnership putting on 64 runs, the next wicket fell 17 runs later , then the 3rd wicket 112 runs later a very good partnership could have been a match winning partnership , we only took 4 wickets and they ended up getting 235 off their 40 overs a great batting performance from the boys from New Town. Our best bowlers were Josh Harris 2/40 off 8 overs and Aaron Kaye 1/15 off 4 overs.
A big run chase was required from the Glenorchy boys , were we up to it , we beat North Hobart at the same ground a few weeks earlier chasing 231 to win and getting up , so it was not impossible for us to achieve but could we ?
Matty Macdonald and Brodie Ackerley opened the batting for us and made a good fist of getting us off to a good start with a partnership of 73 , both boys were seeing the ball like a basketball , unfortunately matty played on trying a late cut for 30 runs , then 5 runs later Brodie got run out.the next few wickets fell cheaply , Harris and our captain Dylan Williams came together putting a great 50 runs , giving us a real chance for victory . Liam Smith came in after the very contentious wicket of Josh Harris being given out caught down leg side off his thigh pad , oh better move on Smith and Williams put on a partnership very quickly of 63 runs before Williams hit one back to the bowler losing his wicket for a captains innings of 56 , leaving us to get 24 runs off 4 overs could we do it again ? . The last few overs were very nerve racking for us runs were flowing but so too were wickets , a direct hit from New Town run out our 9th batsmen in the 39th over , it was going down to the wire again , we required 3 runs off the last over Liam Smith and James Scott (Jimmy helped us to victory against North Hobart , could he be in another nail biting victory ) Smith gets a single off the first ball 2 to go then a dot ball ,the tension was building , next ball Jimmy hit the ball to mid off running off for a single , it had got past the New Town player so the boys thought a second was a good chance , they made the first , but unfortunetly Liam got run out on the second run, leaving the game in what we thought was a run short for victory , the scorers were checking their score book , doting the I's and crossing the T's , realising that we had actually Tied with New Town , what a fitting result for a great game of cricket , the boys from both team should be congratulated for their conduct and effort on the day , So well done boys,
Have a great christmas to everyone and see you all in the New Year.
Cheers Andrew Alomes