Round 2 - 2 Day Game v Uni @ KGV
Day one was washed out due to rain so we turned up Sunday keen for some action only to find our boys having to do some groundsman duties with a couple of blower vacs to dry a nice big wet spot in the middle of the wicket. Play finally got underway at 12:30pm on day 2 and the match was still regarded as a two dayer due to one game getting underway in 2nd grade on Day 1.
The pies won the toss and had a stick and were in deep trouble at 3-12 early before Chris Fisher (45) and Pravish Prakash (31) steadied the ship, battling it out in trying swinging, seaming conditions to take the score to 80 odd before Prav holed out. Enter W.J. Gainsford who smashed a quickfire 56 off only 32 balls with 5 bombs enabling us to sportingly declare at 6-155 and set Uni 156 off a minumum of 46 overs after the tea interval.
Early wickets meant Uni were never in the hunt, they fell to 6-26 and 9-73 and the Pies were on target for an impressive first innings win. Enter Uni's number 10 and 11 batsmen who somehow managed to negate the final 121 balls without falling to deny Glenorchy the points, meaning the match ended in a draw. Damien West with 5, Cameron Jolliffe with 2 and Tim Spotswood with 2 were the wicket takers for the Pies, Tim's impressive first up spell of 2-5 off 8 overs a highlight, continually bowling very impressive areas.
Round 1 - 1 Day Game v SHSB Gunn Park
Great start to the GDCC innings by Fatty (Corey) Shortbread with a fine 54. Great support from Chris Fisher (30) & Simon Palmigiana (40) but unfotunately the team failed to capitalise and were bowled out for 210 in the final over.
Glenorchy were never able to contain the SHSB innings and an inability to hold anthing resembling a catch made this difficult. In the end SHSB coasted to the total 3 down with 5 overs remaining. The pick of the bowlers were Cam Jolliffe (unlucky with a number of dropped catches) great effort on an unresponsive wicket from Spud McGuiness and tidy figures from Chris Hughes.