WCC Weekend Wrap Round 7

Another solid weekend for the MIG with all grades in good positions going into week 2 against Macquarie University.

First grade - After an interesting day 1 at Weldon oval, first grade is closing in on a first innings win. Bowling first, the MIG put on pressure from the get-go. A good performance from all bowlers saw us roll Mac Uni for 119 on a pretty flat deck. Young leggy, Will Yeaman, snared his first scalp in 1's, but the most successful of the toilers was Jesse Moffat who returned the great figures of 4/20 from 13 overs. With the job half done the MIG set out to track down the small total and unfortunately got off to a way too familiar of a start, losing quick early wickets. At one stage we were 4/30, but thanks to a partnership fro Raj and Jesse Moffat, we ended the afternoon on 4/ 86, leaving us within sight of the finishing line at the close of play.

Second grade - A solid day first day for second grade against Uni at Northern Oval. The Greens lost the toss and had a bowl in good conditions. Gravies and Krusty had the ball moving early and had the students 3 fa early. Uni grafted away to 3/44 before the introduction of Will Denny saw the greens rip through the middle order with Will bagging a quick 5 fa to have Uni reeling at 8/55.

Uni limped to tea 8/70 and after the break, the Greens found the last 2 wickets tough to take. All of the bowlers toiled hard and despite Uni putting on a couple of partnerships they were dismissed for 132 with Gravies claiming the last 2 for a handy 4 fa

The green men safely negotiated 14 overs finishing 0/37 with Rahib and Ned looking solid

Third grade - asked the student's to bat. On a good pitch and quick outfield, it was slow going for the visitors losing their last wicket in the 78 over for 147. Credit must go to the bowlers who bowled good lines all day. Pick of the bowlers was Cobi Stevens with 3 for 39 off 23 overs. Well supported by Wigney, Molyneux, Powe and the spin brothers of JDA and Lachy Charles. Caruso picked up the last 3 wickets. Looking forward to batting next week with positive intent.

Fourth grade - continued their fine form, rolling the students for 77 with wickets to Jones, Park and Crombie. The green men then piled on the runs to be 3/194, they then sent the students back in and will be aiming for an outright next week with Mac Uni 1/24 overnight.

Fifth grade - played a one-dayer v Sydney Uni at St Paul's oval. Winning the toss we sent them in. With one of our openers running late after assuming the game to be a 2 dayer the skipper Carl Pymble decided to take the new ball with Hobo at the other end. Hobo bowled out of his skin without luck and was just too good for them taking 1 for not many. The old bloke at the other end saw an opportunity to burgle some cheap wickets as the batsmen looked for somewhere to score. After bowling 9 straight and a few cheap wickets we had Uni 9/42. Unfortunately, 10/11 put on a few before Jordy Brewster got the last one.

We were then bowled out for 95 with Jack Heysmand almost batting through with 34 and Jordy Brewster getting 26 at the end. Currently, the books are being audited by the competition secretary as there are some discrepancies with the scorebooks.