this week’s cricket
GYC Red (Hobart) vs St Virgil’s (team 1) at SVC, Austins Ferry
SVC made 3 for 160 off its 20 overs.
Best bowlers for GYC were Zac Adams 1 for 22 and Luke Swinton 1 for 27.
GYC replied with 6 for 143 falling 17 runs short.
Best with the bat were Calvin Coles 57 off 45 balls and Jed Steele 24 off 21 balls.
GYC Blue (Glenorchy) vs The Friends’ School at The Friends’ Oval, Bell Street, New Town
GYC Blue (5-223 off 20 overs) d Friends’ (10-65 off 11.0 overs)
Andrew Bourke 100 (49 balls), Isaac Manson 62 (34 balls), Tom Morgan 15 n.o (6 balls)
Aayush Bagga 2-3 (1 over), Louis Meeres 1-7 (1), Jack Anders 1-7 (1)
A ton of class seals commanding victory for GYC Blue
by JOHN COVINGTON
A classy century from opener Andrew Bourke, including a 150 run partnership with Isaac Manson, saw the Glenorchy team return to its winning ways. A clinical team effort in the field, together with a good variety in the bowling attack, resulted in a commanding 158 run victory.
It was a sunny, but windy, afternoon at the Bell St oval. Captain Joe Turmine won the toss and, against strict instructions from coach Peter Taylor, elected to bat first. After four overs GYC Blue had a good run rate but had lost a couple of early wickets to be 2/40. This brought together a partnership that would turn the match well and truly on its head!
Andrew Bourke and Isaac Manton were ruthless in their hunt for quick runs. No part of the ground nor the nearby structures were safe. Between them, Andrew and Isaac had the balls flying. Two sheds are sporting huge dents as a result of the white leather disappearing into different parts of the neighbourhood. One massive spank from Manson had the ball flying over the scorer’s head, into the carpark and then down the driveway onto Bay Road.
As the lost ball count was rising due, it was decided to save the sports budget. The boys were thrown a very soft older ball after yet another one was lost into the distance. This inhibited the big hitting somewhat, but it was not enough to hinder a great partnership. After being heartbreakingly short of his ton two weeks ago, Andrew managed the feat in this game scoring exactly 100 off 49 deliveries. Isaac was dismissed for a brilliant 62 off 34.
There is often a sad tale to tell and this time it is Jack Anders who was yet again the unlucky one. He has been run out 2 weeks in a row through none of his own doing. This time it was due to an unintentional shepherd by his batting partner as a quick single went amiss. Chris K was marching off the ground until the third umpire replays showed that it was the unhappy Anders that had to take the long walk back to the imaginary pavilion.
Thanks to some big hitting by Tom Morgan in the final two overs, the score was settled at 5-223 which prove to be a winning total.
Friends’ were never in the hunt thanks to a remarkable first three overs.
A magnificent run out by Tom Morgan off his own bowling in the first over set the scene. Isaac Manson then showed his all-rounder prowess by removing the other opener in his first over. Tom’s second over saw the fall of two more wickets (one a clever run out by Ben McRoss) leaving the home team reeling at 4-6.
One highlight was a great over by Aayush Bagga. After picking up two wickets off successive balls he was motoring in looking for the elusive hat-trick. Unfortunately, he could not get the third wicket despite beating the batman with a good short delivery. Several bowlers then chipped in, with wickets picked up by Hayden Goldsmith, Louis Meeres, Jack Anders and Chris K.
The fielding was once again top notch. Apart from the aforementioned run-outs there were plenty of catches taken. Alec Wilde held onto both chances that came his way but the catch of the day was a yet again a classic. In a rare moment of him being speechless, Tom Morgan took a ripper in front of an enthusiastic crowd of cheering fans.