SOC report on game on Year 8 game. SOC v’s St Pats Green.
On Saturday 15th November Scotch Oakburn year 8 cricket played St Patricks College green at David Dixon Oval.
Matt Dugan was captain for this match and at the toss of the coin St Pats called correctly and decided to bat.
With the two opening bowlers Bennett and Hodge bowling a tight line the St Pats team had only two scoring shots in the first 4 overs. Munnings and Marshall kept the good bowling up but the Scotch team were unable to make the break through. It took until when Sam Spires came on to bowl in the 13th over that the team made the first break through after a good catch by Matt Duggan. At the 15 over drinks break the St Pats team was 1/51 and up until this point only 3 wides had been bowled.
With spin from both ends Aiden Parker was rewarded with a deserved wicket, a good catch to Sam first ball after drinks. In the 24th over Scotch Oakburn helped the St Pats total with a ball hitting the helmet that had been placed on the ground behind the wicket keeper. This did not please the coach. The team gained a run out in the 26th over and then another in the last, along with a wicket to Fletcher.
St Pats total after 30 overs 5/125
Best bowling for Scotch Oakburn
Miller Hodge 4 overs – 2 maidens 0/7 with no extras
Fletcher Bennett 3 overs – 1/8
Aiden Parker 2 overs – 1/9
Sam Spires 4 overs – 1/8 with no extras.
Opening the batting this week was Patrick and Fletcher and after the first over the team was 1/4.
Sam being rewarded for his good bowling was elevated to the number 3 spot and teamed well with Fletcher for a partnership of 46 runs until Sam was stumped in the seventh over. With Fletcher retiring after making 30 runs there were two fresh batsmen at the crease in Will and Ollie, the team needed to consolidate and keep the score board ticking over. Both batted well and the running between the wickets was outstanding taking every opportunity to make runs.
After 15 overs Scotch Oakburn had reached a total of 2/85.
First over after drinks Will lost his wicket the score was now 3/85. The team then lost another wicket in the 17th over with the score at 96, still needing 30 runs to match the St Pats score. Scotch Oakburn team lost three more wickets in the next 7 overs with only 10 runs added to the total 7 /106 after 23 overs. With Lachlan and Miller at the crease the teams run total passed the total set by St. Pats in the 26th over after Lachlan dispatched a ball over cover for six and then he retired after batting for his allotted 30 minutes.
In the end the team reached a tally of 8/154 with some good contributions from Ollie not out 27, Miller not out 20 (including 4 boundaries), Lachlan 16 retired, Fletcher 35 and Will Beattie 11.
The highlight of the innings was not the McCullumsmith six over cover or the pull shot that Fletcher cleared the boundary with but the late cut for 4 from Josh Newsum that brought the crowd to life.
Final score St Pats Green 5/125 to Scotch Oakburn College 8/154
Y7 Cricket 22/11/14
SPC Gold 9 / 209 defeated Grammar White 10 / 119
Grammar batted first and started confidently hitting a number of fours on the small ground. However persistent line and length bowling from Luke Walsh, Cameron Illingworth and Cameron Filgate brought wickets including a great catch by Bailey Ross behind the stumps that slowed the run rate. Backed up by good fielding and great catching from the team, Brady Frame and Peter Bennett took wickets leading up to a devastating spell of accurate bowling from Jake George who took 2 for 3. Jake smith, Jacob Barns and Max Cresswell cleaned up the tail with SPC chasing a total of119.
James Roberts (12) and Bailey Ross (30) set up the innings with a great opening partnership. Max Cresswell (42) then combined in partnerships with Jake Smith (8), and Luke Walsh(22)to build our innings. Brady Frame (10) and Cameron Filgate (13) ensured the middle order contributed to a great winning total of 209.
Bowling: Jake George 2/3, Luke Walsh 1/5, Cameron Illingworth 1/5, Jake Smith 1/3, Jacob Barns 1/3, Peter Bennet 1/17, Cameron Filgate 1/17, Brady frame 1/11, Max Cresswell 1/18.
Batting: Bailey Ross 30, Max Cresswell 40, Luke Walsh 22, James Roberts 12, Cameron Filgate 13
Y7 Cricket Report 29th November 2014
SPC Gold 10 / 121 Defeated Grammar Blue 10/ 82
The match started with both teams observing 63 seconds silence in remembrance of Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes and in prayerful reflection in support of his family and friends. All boys wore black armbands as a sign of respect and were challenged to reach the ideals of sportsmanship and respect typified by Phil Hughes in his playing career.
St. Patrick’s Gold were playing the top team Grammar Blue needing a win to ensure a place in the grand final. St. Patrick’s batted first and lost an early wicket before we had scored. Bailey Ross steadied the ship in a partnership with Max Cresswell (15) slowly building our score as tight bowling from Grammar made runs hard to come by. Jake Smith with 20, Luke Walsh 19 and Brady Frame 15 were able to push up the run rate in the middle of the innings to set a total of 121 for Grammar to chase.
121 is not a high total to defend but the St.Patrick’s team took the field determined to attack the stumps with line and length and back this up with good fielding. Max Cresswell led the way with a brilliant first over taking 2 for 3 aided by fine catches from James Roberts and Bailey Ross. Grammar batsman James Curran came out firing to plunder 16 runs off the second over. Max Cresswell however was still on target and bowled Curran with the second ball of his second over to have Grammar in serious trouble and figures of 3/3 off 2 overs. Each of the bowlers continued the pressure as Jake George , Jacob barns, Brady Frame, Jake Smith all took wickets with catches from Jake Smith and Peter Bennett to help out. Despite the wickets Grammar was still on the run rate as their batsmen Hodgetts struck 5 fours. A brilliant piece of fielding at square leg from Jake George as he ran out Hodgetts stopped the Grammar revival. Max Cresswell took a great diving catch off Cameron Filgate’s bowling, James Roberts and Jacob Barns knocked over the stumps to take the final wickets with Grammar still 39 runs short. A wonderful team effort with match co-captain Max Cresswell setting the standard with bat and ball and in the field.
Batting: Jake Smith 20, Luke Walsh 19, Brady Frame 15, Max Cresswell 15
Bowling: Max Cresswell 3/9, Jake George 1/11, Jacob barns 1/0, James Roberts 1/6, Jake smith 1/5, brady frame 1/11