Cricket - Boys
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Week 9 - Saturday 1 April
Intercol 1st XI
Scotch College 109 (Pope 5/16, Beahan 2/ 25) and 86 runs defeated Pulteney 35 runs (Wilson 19) and 67 runs (Wilson 13)
Seniors - Yr 10/ 11/ 12
Pulteney 6/88 (Geddes-Ryan 28, Wilson 20, Miller 13, Bennett 11 not out) defeated Scotch 8/86 (Rundle 3/4, Geddes-Ryan 2/5).
We were pleased send off our Year 12 cricketers (5 in this team) with a win. Scotch batted first and they got off to a good start before Tom Rundle bowled a very good spell. With bowlers bowling a maximum of 3 overs, we ensured all our year 11 and 12 players bowled at least one over, including out keeper, Nik Wilson, who managed to get his first ever wicket in his over. We restricted Scotch to 86 off their 20 overs.
In reply we lost Ed knights first ball and lost momentum in the first few overs with the required run rate getting to just over 5 an over. Ensuring our Year 12’s were given the opportunity to bat in what was likely to be their last game for Pulteney, they got the job done with good innings from each of them. By the time Liam Geddes-Ryan was out, the run rate was a very manageable 3 runs an over, winning when Elliot Bennett hit a four with 17 balls to spare.
A very pleasing win to finish off a successful season. Thanks to Jack Strawbridge and Will Craddock (year 10) who filled in after playing in the earlier game due to other commitments for some of our regular players.
Mark Webber - Coach
Malcolm Dolman Coach
John Taylor &
Primary A (Year 6/7) v WS
PGS 95 defeated Scotch 90
Cameron Kelly 40*, Sam Strawbridge 17, Seb Baker 2 for 15, Clarke Escott 2 for 9
A thrilling way for the Year 7’s to finish the term with an exciting last ball dismissal to seal victory. It has been a tough term for the Navy Blues, but they stuck at it, and the rewards fell their way in the last game of the season against Intercol rivals Scotch. Overnight and morning showers on an uncovered pitch made a start very doubtful, but the boys and the coaches all wanted to play, so up went the coin toss, and Scotch inserted us on a damp pitch. They also did so in the knowledge that if the sun came out, the batters at the western end were looking straight in to the sun! Nevertheless, we started positively with Strawbridge and Moseley running positively before Moseley played too early and the damp pitch slowed the delivery making the shot pop up for the first dismissal. We lost Austin Brooks, Christian Bizot and Charlie Pearson to be 4 for 23 in the 6th over of 20, which brought Year 6 Cameron Kelly to the crease. A blistering partnership ensued before both boys were retired to give everyone a hit. And hit they did, as the bottom order took to the bowling with just about all players making a contribution before the last two overs saw Sam and Cam return to the crease. What ensued was a breathtaking cameo where Cam Kelly took the long handle to the bowling and that combined with brilliant running between the wickets vaulted our score to a season high, and very respectable 95 from the 20 overs. The innings was marred with an injury to Logan Holman whose helmet didn’t interrupt the flight of a full toss and struck him on the nose. Logan retired hurt and appears to have suffered a broken nose – our thoughts are with him for a speedy recovery. Undeterred, the ever keen younger Baker – Harry – stepped in as 12th man, and substituted for Logan.
Our turn in the field saw Charlie Pearson screaming in from the eastern end, and was unplayable in the conditions. Henry Moseley opened uphill and was the first to strike having the opener caught by Cam Kelly. The highlight of our fielding was the fact that we executed four runouts, as the pressure mounted on the Scotch boys as the run-rate increased. Final sorties by Clarke Escott who was on a hattrick in his first over and great fielding by Harry Oates to save a boundary in the last over with just 7 runs needed and their best player on strike – meant that it came down to the last ball, bowled by Year 5 student Harry Baker 0- and he promptly bowled the last batter to win the game for the Navy Blues!
Man of the match honours went to Cameron Kelly, and special thanks to him and Michael Trenwith for filling in for the day, and to Harry Baker who sub-fielded for Logan after his injury. It was a great way to finish off the first half of the year.
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