Rounds 5 and 6 for Kinglake Cricket Club’s First XI in the North Metro Cricket Association’s E – Grade Sault Sheild were played at Kinglake Memorial Oval over the weekend of November 11 and 12, 2017 with the Lakers losing both matches, one match by 12 runs.
On Saturday, (Rd 5) Holy Trinity’s Third XI lost the toss and was invited to bat first by Kinglake. On Sunday (Rd 6) Preston Baseballers Third XI won by four runs from 16 and a half overs.
On Saturday Kinglake bowled 32.1 overs, restricting Holy Trinity’s 3rd XI to 113 all out.
D. Wright 19, J. Cloonan 21* and M. O’Neill 22 Holy Trinity’s most successful batsmen.
Kinglake (captain for the day) James Gibbs, rotated six bowlers on a regular basis with only Gibbs returning figures of five overs, no maidens and no wickets for 19 runs with Reece Koers taking the last four wickets on Saturday.
Kudos were evenly spread among other Kinglake bowlers with figures of 5-1-25-2 for Tim Stonehouse, Steven Kerr 4-1-18-1, Max Murray 7-1-10-1, Declan Grant 7-2-16-3 and Reece Koers 4-1-1-16-3.
Preston bowlers did a masterful job as Kinglake’s batsmen were not up to the task, being all out for 102, falling 12 runs short of their first season victory.
Alex Hybinett opened the innings with James Gibbs, but retired on 18* with the score at 1-53. Opening partner Gibbs was soon dismissed for 11 in the fourth over where third drop James Edwards took up the challenge before being dismissed for 27.
Max Murray then came and went for 0, Declan Grant 4, Ted Groenewegen 10, and Steven Kerr 18.
Kinglake were 102 runs for 6 wickets but the extra runs needed proved to be elusive with ducks being recorded against Reece Koers, Tim Stonehouse and Lachlan Martin. Josh Green remained 0*. Holy Trinity had five of their six bowlers taking wickets.
For round 6 on Sunday, November 12, Kinglake captain Alex Hybinett lost the toss to Preston Baseballers 3rd XI with the Lakers sent in to to bat.
Alex opened batting with Simon Andrews, only to be bowled for a second ball ball duck.
A parade of Kinglake batsmen came and went with Simon Andrews making 5 runs, James Edwards 12, James Gibbs 4, Steven Kerr 18, Jason Gaffee 34, Declan Grant 0, Max Murray 0, Keith Martin 0, Lachlan Martin 2, and Josh Green 0*.
Extras 12 (2 byes, 1 leg bye, 6 wides and 3 no balls) and after 22.4 overs. Kinglake all out for 87.
Three Preston Baseballers 3rd XI four bowlers were on song with C. Gillet 6-0-15-2, M. Walters 6.4-1-7-4, J. Leone 5-0-35-0 and M. Snow 5-1-27-4.
Preston Baseballers took 16.3 overs to win the match losing just two wickets.
F. Ardis was caught by Jason Gaffe from the bowling of Tim Stonehouse for 27, while M. Parents was caught and bowled, also by Jason. M. Walters 34* and J. Frost 3* were other batsmen used.
Kinglake bowlers were James Gibbs with figures of 4-0-20-0, Declan Grant 4-0-11-0, Jason Gaffee 4-0-11-1, Max Murray 2-0-17-0, Tim Stonehouse 2-0-13-1 and Josh Green 0.3-0-14-0.
Next weekend (November 18) Kinglake plays a two-day game (over two weeks) at home against the Strathewen 2nd XI.
Sunday, November 12 at Kinglake Memorial Oval
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(Preston Baseballers full figures not available at time of publication).
Saturday, November 11 at Kinglake Memorial Oval
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– with Bruce Stonehouse and Kinglake Cricket Club.