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NEWS: Men's Last Weekend Wrap (30 Nov)
Date of Event Northern District Cricket Club: Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:29AM

 

MEN'S WEEKEND 27/28 NOVEMBER REPORTS

 

 

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A wet and wild week saw only our first grade boys able to find a game on Saturday, with Seconds through to Fifth's matches all being abandoned.

 

After a delayed start our First Grade side was able to get on for a 37 over game against Sydney University Cricket Club, and after losing the toss we were sent in to bat. The boys were led strongly by opening batsman Scott Rodgie (64) along with Sydney Thunder batsman Alex Ross on his debut for the club. However, with consistent wickets throughout the innings Sydney Uni were able to restrict our total to 163.

 

Pace spearhead Ross Pawson came out firing after the break ripping through the top order with figures of 3/17. Returning Papua New Guinea T20 World Cup star Chad Soper took regular wickets throughout the middle of the innings to ensure Sydney Uni never got away sealing the victory.

 

Our First Grade boys remain undefeated throughout the first four rounds of the competition and look to continue that form into next week when all grades resume action against Parramatta District Cricket Club.

 



PG’s - Sunday saw our PG’s boys hungry to display their talent with a vital win over a spirited Fairfield-Liverpool side. Winning the toss and electing to field, a strong start from our bowlers placed pressure on the Fairfield top order. A great spell from Dan Alleyn crucially ripped through the opposition top order, taking figures of 4-17 from his 4 overs, including a hat-trick! Support in the field and tidy figures from the remaining bowlers saw our boys restrict Fairfield-Liverpool to 6-93 from their 20 overs.

 

Looking to secure the first win of their season, opening pair Corey Miller (46* from 36) and Aidan Cahill (40* from 18 including 5 sixes) took it upon themselves to score the runs, taking the Fairfield attack to all parts of the ground to chase the total none down after 9 overs. A strong effort from the PG’s boys who will be looking to continue this momentum deep into the competition!

 

1st Grade - After losing the toss and being sent in to field, the ND’s boys were looking to maintain their undefeated season status with a strong performance. An early wicket from Lachie Fisher (2-18) made it difficult for the Fairfield top order to get the fast start they needed, allowing for the ND’s bowlers to really squeeze through the middle overs. Strong performances from Scott Rodgie (2-15) and Aidan Cahill (2-16), saw consistent wickets fall, allowing the boys to restrict Fairfield-Liverpool to 8-106 from their 20 overs.

 

In reply, the opening pair provided a solid platform for the middle order including Alex Ross (37) to tackle the chase, however, strong bowling and regular wickets made the chase difficult, bringing the game down to the wire. With 3 required from the last ball, experienced T20 World Cup star Chad Soper had the composure to nudge a 2 into the leg side, sending the game into a super over! Batting first in the super over, BBL star Alex Ross displayed his class, belting a classy 28 runs from the over. With plenty of runs to play with, fellow BBL player Chris Green showed his class, ensuring the Fairfield-Liverpool side was unable to score the required 28, rounding out another crucial win for the Rangers!


Last updated: Tuesday November 30, 2021 11:29AM
Author: Steve Jones