17/11/2016 Presidents Newsletter 2


Congratulation to the Seniors for their sterling effect at the T/20 games at University against University.  Great game, good win.  There is another T/20 on Tuesday, 22nd November against Prospect at Prospect Oval at 5.20 pm  – Come along and support the team.

In relation to the rounds, a up and down weekend, some games played, some called off due to weather.  Let’s get out there and practice hard and prepare for this weekend.  Note that in the Seniors – 1s and 2s play Saturday/Sunday; 3s and 4s play Saturday only.  Juniors also play Saturday only.

TRAINING:  Next week (because of the T/20) training is there is no training on Tuesday and Thursday for all Grades.  Thursday is the start of the Test Match at Adelaide Oval.

Can the Under 16s please go to training on Wednesday 22nd at 5pm to ensure you get some time in the nets before Seniors.  This is ONLY for the 23rd.

Meals are on at the Club Saturday via Craft Cooks, and a BBQ will be on Sunday.

Have fun…

The Cricket Report

The A Grade started the season on a high with a good win against University and a draw against Adelaide put us on top of the 1st Grade table.  Unfortunately, we were dealt a huge blow last Round against a committed East Torrens side.  The side slumped to 6 for 70 after Matt Weaver had won the toss and elected to bat.  We needed a partnership and the captain along with Adam Somerfield put on 140 for the 7th wicket with the late taking his score to 100.  The side was bowled out for 276 late on Day 1.  East Torrens were in trouble early when Jake Haberfield took 2 wickets in his second over and the day could have ended on a high if Michael Cranmer had been given out caught behind off Brad Evans when the score was on 2 for 12.  Cranmer and Tasmanian, Keep, took the score to 60 before Keep was caught at point two balls before stumps with the home side at 3 for 62.  Day 2 we had Travis back in the side but this also meant East Torrens had Jake Lehmann and Adam Zampa.  Cranmer and Miller took the score to 132 before Cranmer was Bowled by Travis.  Lunch was taken and on return with two balls left in his 5th over he clean bowled the dangerous Lehmann second ball.  The boys were back on top with East Torrens 5 for 132.  Any ideas of a collapse were put to rest as Zampa (69) and Miler (84) put on 114 for the 6th wicket taking the game away from Tea Tree Gully.  This was a disappointing result for the boys but with a Saturday/Sunday game against Sturt coming up I’m sure we will be back to our best.

Mid-week the 1st team played University in the T20 Cup and made it 2 wins from 2 with a six wicket win at University oval.  University made 150 and Matt Weaver (24) and Tim Evans (30) got us off to a good start but it was the 78-run partnership between Adam Somerfield and Patrick Page that did the damage. Somerfield again was best with the bat scoring 47 before being caught and bowled and Page was again a thorn in Universities side scoring an unbeaten 36.  Best with the ball was Sean Nottle with 2 for 14 of his 4 overs.  Our next game is next Tuesday at Prospect Oval.

The seconds put on 322 in the first week of their Round 3 game with Sam Agnew scoring 116 and was well backed up by Corey Polyak (52) and Ben Pye (46).  Unfortunately, due to rain delays they were unable to bowl East Torrens out to win the game and had to settle with a draw.  Pick of the bowlers was Sean Nottle with 2 for 31.

Rain has been the winner in most of the other Grades although the 3rd Grade had a very embarrassing outright loss to East Torrens being bowled out twice for 49 and 72 respectively.  The fourth Grade were chasing a massive 305 but with Bulkana taking the bulk of Friday’s storm there was no play on Day 2.  Pick of the bowlers was Josh Groves with 3 for 55.

The Juniors also were affected by the weather, however the 16 Reds set East Torrens 245 on Day 1.  Evan Gregoric, one of our Country lads scored 78 with Connor Linhart (51) and Fletcher Pannel (48) also doing well.  East Torrens fought well making 229 but good bowling from Linhart 3 for 25, Dion Lucas 2 for 40 and Pannel 2 for 39 gave the Bulls the win.  The Under 16 Whites and Under 14 Reds were both cancelled on Day 2.  The 16 Whites had made 117 with Jack Bastian making 51 and East Torrens were 1 for 18 when the rain intervened. The 14 Reds made a very competitive 3 for 144 with Will Radan and Hayden Cesaro making 66 and 45 respectively.  The Under 14 whites continued the earlier season form making 6 for 187.  Jackson Dilena made 38 and backed his efforts up with the ball taking 2 for 33 as East Torrens were bowled out for 155.

Our Ray Sutton side had their competition hampered by poor weather but they won games against Northern Districts and East Torrens but any hopes of making the Grand Final were squashed after a heavy defeat to a very strong Kensington side.  Our development squad are now in training for the Statewide Under 12 competition starting on 20th December.  Colin Paech is the coach of the young cricketers and he reports that we have some really good talent coming through the development process.

 Peter Cronin

Thoughts of the week

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