Round Two: Firsts remain unbeaten as Howard make 98 no, Thirds and Sixths win…

October 14, 2013 No Comments


Round Two saw the cricket club again post three wins out of six games with the Ones and Sixths remaining undefeated and atop of their respective ladders while the Thirds notched up their first win of the season in a thriller.

Unfortunately the Twos, Fours and Fifths didn’t get the wins, however, there is plenty of positives to take out of all matches as the club will continue to get stronger in the coming weeks.

Individual highlights for the round include:

The Ones had an impressive victory against the highly fancied Washington Park, at their home ground. The wickets were shared around by the bowlers but it was a thorough team performance against a very good batting line-up. The highlight of the match, undoubtedly, was the unbeaten 180 run partnership between Adam Howard and Simon Woods in the run chase.

Simon ended up making a brilliant 74 not out while Howie continued his brilliant start to the year with an amazing 98 not out – only denied a maiden century for Elwood because the Washington Park captain called the game off after we passed the total.

Despite this though, Howie’s innings was a breathtaking performance – and Woody’s innings cannot be undersold either – as the two combined to post the second highest second wicket Longmuir partnership in the history of our club. Well done, boys!

In the Twos, despite the loss, Sam McPhee took 3/22 with the ball and Matty Harris – in his first game for season – made a typical gutsy innings of 44 opening the batting.

The Threes had a great win – their first in D Grade this year after being promoted. The always dependable Scott Leach was rewarded with 3/18 off nine miserly overs as Washington Park were restricted to 140. In reply, the great man Ray “Duke” Earls made 52 and was well supported by Ryan Harris who made 32. The skipper, Kev Wetdewich,, hit the winning runs with a few balls to spare. Great win boys!

The Fourths, unfortunately, lost a game they probably should have won. Some brilliant individual performances though including a personal best 4-40 for Julian Cougan and a fine performance of 3-34 for Jack Belkin. Ryan Bagust and Tony Rourke had great games opening the batting with 47 and 42 respectively, but despite the solid start the boys were unable to chase down the runs.

The Fifths had a tough game playing against Emerald Hill’s first XI (it’s their first year in the comp). Mick Roberts (3/45) and Adrian Fisher (3/29) were the pick of the bowlers. The skipper, John Schibli, was the pick of the batters with 24 not out as the Fifths struggled to get any momentum in a tough run chase.

The Sixths continued their winning ways as they easily accounted for Hampton United. Iqrar Hussein and Paul Marcolin both made unbeaten 50s, while Wasif Latif made 32. Atiq Rehman took 2/24 with the ball. A top effort by the boys! Well done!


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