Local Cricket 2023/24

I had a grand final where I dropped a catch and the bloke went on to top score. I also didnt bowl and was coming in at 11

Fortunately we got home 8 down.

So my contribution was negative for the match. I played another 15 years of cricket and didn’t win another 2 day premiership. But boy do I still remember and celebrate that win!

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I only played in one grand final, and dropped two caught and bowleds, one a soda but i thought I was going to step on the stumps.

Luckily got both out within an over.

Didn’t bat…we were 8-267 chasing 180 and as I strode to the wicket, the other mob pulled the pin.

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Great day for the club today
All 4 grades got the win
The A grade played last years premiers and who loaded up with a couple of district cricketers and still got knocked over for 67 after being 4/6. Our lads are 7/165 in reply.
The B’s had a great fight back rolling the opposition for 82 after they were 1/62 and in reply we slumped to 7/78 but were dismissed in the last over of the day for 112 so a nice lead heading into next week.
C grade play one dayers and only made 152 but that was enough to win by about 40 runs.
D grade also play one dayers and our young opener made 317no out of 398, he was 105 at the 20 over mark and went from 102 to 300 in 64 balls. He was dropped first over on 4 :rofl:
Opponents managed 118 in reply

Hold on a minute.

50 overs I assume, 300 balls and someone made 317 on their own!

Sign the boy up.

40 overs.
149 balls faced
34x 6’s
15x 4’s
His first 100 came off 81 balls
32 balls from 100 to 200
32 balls from 200 to 300

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We had a really good win yesterday. We are 4th and we’re playing second. They made 244 and we were0/15 after day 1. I opened the batting so facing 8 overs last week wasn’t ideal but we got through it.
Onto day 2 my opening partner batted brilliantly and punished any bad balls. I was going ok but just couldn’t find gaps. We put on 175 for the opening wicket and I was out for 48. (My 4th score of over 40 in a row but haven’t made a 50) The other opener ended up making 127 and we passed them 6 down with 10 overs to go.
A massage win as the ladder is clogged with 6 sides still in the running for the 4 spots. With 2 games to go we could finish anywhere from 2nd to missing the finals.

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Our finals chances ended with defeat yesterday. We won the toss and sent the opposition in, who ended up compiling 234 in 45 overs on a very good batting wicket. We didn’t help ourselves with some bad fielding (7 dropped catches, including 4 from one young kid. Had an absolute mare and the ball kept following him wherever we put him!) and also probably bowled a length that was too easy to get under and pick up over mid-wicket, especially given the small square boundaries.

I opened and for the first time in weeks started to get some rhythm at the crease. Got to 30 pretty easy then played a lazy shot outside off which was brilliantly caught at first slip. I was the only one to really get a start and we fell in a heap, all out 123. Finals done but with 3 games left we still have to fight off potentially getting relegated. Only a game clear of bottom place, so still a bit to play for.

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Yesterday was up there with one of my most satisfying days, both from a team and personal perspective. Asked to fill in as skipper again, won the toss and sent the opposition in. Our opening bowler was all over the shop, first over went 11 balls and 15 runs, kept him going and his 2nd over took a wicket off a no-ball, next ball bowls the bloke and stayed behind the line. The next over he bowls another bloke, no-ball! Threw in wides as well and the ump said we were 3 overs behind the rate in 15 overs. Went spin at both ends and raced through the overs but dragged ourselves back into the game. Wickets fell regularly and we dismissed them for 190 on a small ground.

Decided to open up with a guy who the usual captain doesn’t really rate and put myself at 3. The move paid off when the openers brought up a 100-run opening stand in 14 overs. By the time I got in the required run rate was less than 3 an over and I was able to get going no trouble. We won 4 down with 15 overs left and I finished with 52*. Been a frustrating season so happy to finally go on and get past the 20s and 30s. Can’t make finals but hope we can finish the season strongly. I’ll captain next week then the usual skipper is back for the final game.

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Sometimes cricket just sucks.
Heading into the last game of the minor round our U16’s were sitting second but had the bye and had a decent points lead over third so home ground advantage was looking good for finals. Third ended up getting a dodgey outright in the last over the day to swap places with us. So finals were yesterday and of course we had to play them at their ground and they made 232 bowled out in the 39th which will win you most games. We started poorly at 4/30 but put together a decent partnership and got to 4/151 with 8 overs remaining. In the end we ended up 9/232 off 40 so a tie and we were eliminated. Some controversy though as apparently on the last ball we needed three to win and the young lad smokes one towards the boundary and crowd said it had crossed the boundary but fielder said no and our lad was run out going for the third run.
Opposition parents apologised after the game as they also said the ball was a good meter over the line :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

Big weekend at Port Fairy.
The ones had screwed up day 1 when the bottom team scored 237. They’d been outrighted twice since Christmas.
I finished early so went back to watch. Port were about 1/130 at tea with the captain and a 19yo nightwatchman 50-60 each.
Both ending up tonning up and a few blokes got out slogging for bonus points, ending 6/337.
Young bloke got 120 and the captain 125*, 2nd ton plus 2 92’s.
Seconds ran down about the same score, 236, with the 15yo keeper getting 100…first decent score he’s made.
3rds were chasing down the 2nd team’s score of 201. Got there 2 down with 3 overs to spare with the opener, one of the town’s electricians with a replaced hip, making 95. Confessed he thought he was 80 odd so didn’t play for the ton.

And the under-15 team won the semi yesterday, with the 2nds keeper retiring on 60.

3 tons and a 95 on the same day.

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