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Kinglake District Cricket Club end of season report

BY BRUCE STONEHOUSE

Last Saturday saw the Kinglake Cricket Club travel to Hayes Park East in Thornbury for the last day of the North Metro Cricket Association’s E Grade ‘Sault Shield’ home and away fixture against Holy Trinity’s Third XI.

Kinglake CC-The 2017-18 Season in pictures. PHOTOS: © 2018 Ashley Geelan

On February 24 Holy Trinity won the toss and elected to bat. After 34.3 overs they were all out for 154. Six of the eight bowlers pressed into service by Kinglake managed to take wickets with Declan Walters (3-0-12-0) and Matt McAllister (4-1-8-0) being the ones to miss out. James Gibbs (16-1-39-3) was the most successful, with Declan Grant (12-2-33-2) producing the next best figures.

The balance of Kinglake’s bowlers was Jason Gaffee (12-7-19-1), James Edwards (4-0-19-1), Lachlan Martin (3-1-8-1 -bowled) and Josh Green (2-0-4-1-caught behind). The delight on both Josh and Lachlan’s faces were highlights of the day as they are both junior players.

The early closure of the innings meant that Kinglake had 14 overs to bat before stumps at which time they were 22-1 with Jason Gaffee being caught for 11 runs from 34 balls.

Come day two and Kinglake found themselves two batsmen short with players becoming absent out. James Edwards 6, James Gibbs 8, Simon Andrews 10, Ken Aitken 1, Lachlan Martin 5, Declan Walters 1, Josh Green 0 and Keith Martin 0* were the others in the lineup to come and go in 20.3 overs.

This meant that Kinglake were 105 runs short of Holy Trinity’s first innings score so they were invited to bat again. Captain Jason Gaffee decided that Kinglake would bat in reverse order for the second innings to give the lesser lights a chance to have a bat.

Opening for Kinglake were Keith Martin 0 (12 balls) and Josh Green 0 (3 balls), then came Declan Walters 0 (4), Lachlan Martin 4 (9), Ken Aitken 7* (66 balls), Simon Andrews 1 (7), James Gibbs 1 (2), James Edwards 1 (11) and finally Jason Gaffee 77 (43 balls).

Ken and Jason’s partnership was 85 runs from 12.4 overs with Jason hitting 3 sixes, 13 fours and 7 singles.

This meant at the close of Kinglake’s batting scores were level, therefore Holy Trinity needed to score one run for an outright victory, which they did by dispatching Josh Green’s first ball to the fence for 4 runs and a win by 10 wickets.

Kinglake’s Presentation Dinner will be held at the clubrooms on Saturday, March 24 starting with a kids vs adults traditional cricket match from 5:30pm, a bbq tea and awarding of trophies.

We thank the editors for their support in bringing our reports to all our faithful readers this season.


Bruce Stonehouse- Scorer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kinglake Ranges News wishes to thank the Kinglake Cricket Club players, committee, parents and volunteers (seniors and juniors) for access to players, interviews and supporting Kinglake Ranges News.


 

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