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WCC Weekend Wrap Round 5

 

Good cricket over the weekend for the MIG with all grades in strong positions to grab the points against Roseville.

First grade bowled on a flat slow wicket and toiled hard all day. Effort in the field was outstanding all afternoon helping to keep pressure on so that even though they had a few good partnerships they never got away from us. Great Weldon bowling from Rupert and Newman with Rupert getting a well deserved 5fa and Newman getting a tidy 4 wickets. After Rupert got the 10th wicket in the last over of the day we will now need to work hard to track down the 215 they posted.

Second grade was skippered by Guy Davies and he won the toss and elected to bat. The boys got off to a good start posting 40 before the fall of the first wicket. Huw Griffiths (34), Ruben (30) and Lachie Charles (22) all with notable cameos. At 9/168 the tail consisting of Will 'Reggie' Denny (24) and Parkinson (16*) certainly wagged putting on a 43 run partnership to give us a total of 211 to defend. With 18 overs left in the day the boys bowled extremely well keeping Roseville to 1/19 overnight, with Carruthers taking the only wicket.

Third grade managed to pick up wickets consistently to have Roseville all out for 124 off 49 overs. Wickets were shared with Ben Wigney with 3 for 22, Jack Hobson, on debut with 2 for 10 and Lachy Molyneux with 2 for 12. With 29 overs left to bat Warringah got away to a solid start and are 3 for 100 at the end of play. New recruit Archie Gravell with 30 and Byron Bates with 23.

Fourth grade had a day out, rolling Roseville for 90 with the star of the day being one Blaney Powe. Some say he will talk about this fine display of bowling for years to come. The MIG then we're solid with the bat, posting 8/179. With a sizeable lead, the MIG sent them back in and have them 1/37. Hopefully, the boys can bring home 10 points next round.

Fifth grade had a long day in the field. Bowlers bowled well but fielding was sloppy at times. Aquilina was the star of the day with 5/84 off 23. Evan Dunnachie bowled really well with 1/18 of his maximum 10, his 1st spell he was 0/2 off 5 with 2 sundries. Andre Duval 1/24 off 12 and Luke Morley 3/53 off 13. After being 1/140 at tea we bowled them all out for 277. We are 0/1 off 2.

 

The Masters side had a much-needed victory over Macquarie University.  Sent into the field after losing the toss, the MIG's bowled and fielded well, restricting a reasonably strong batting line up to 174 from the 40 overs and taking 9 wickets in the process.  Chris 'Bambi' Wyatt narrowly took three wickets and narrowly missed a hat-trick to be the pick of the bowlers and was well supported by Brendan Muldoon and Toby Adams.  The run-chase got off to a bumpy start losing a wicket with the first ball of the innings.  Luke O'Connor and Dean Harris steadied the ship both eventually retiring after reaching 40.  The MIG then lost a few wickets in quick succession, giving Macquarie Uni a bit of a sniff until Toby Adams and Chris 'Beachball' Melville then took the game away.  Toby also retiring after a fine 40 and the Beachball remaining not out. Special mention needs to be made of Beachy's performance.  He turned up to play despite suffering a nasty bout of gastro and put in a heroic effort with the bat and in the field. He 'gutted out' entire game, fertilising Frank Gray on more than one occasion!

 

 

 

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