Roo’s Round 2 Wrap
A Grade – A1 vs Pembroke OS
B Grade – A2 vs Fulham
The Bs headed out to Collins Reserve to take on Fulham’s As in a grand final rematch. We started off well winning the toss and batting on a good wicket that had a bit of moisture in it early. This game saw the return of club legend Jim Llewellyn and he got off to great start putting on 55 for the first wicket with Turtle. Unfortunately they both got out either side of drinks and we continued to lose clusters of wickets with only Jimmy Henwood 28 and Junior Muggleton 18 providing much resistance. With 136 to defend and 22 overs to bowl, Fulham got off to a flyer until some great bowling from Tim Keen taking some key wickets with them 3/111 overnight. With only a small target on day 2 we’d need to do something special and whilst they passed the total with out losing another wicket the boys responded well having Fulham 8/165. We then had a unique performance from Fulham’s leg spinner and number 10 bat Nick Scala who despatched our bowlers to cow repeatedly making 132 not out and 14 sixes. Fulham finished with 322 and Tim Keen once again turned in a flawless bowling display of 15 overs 5/32. We had 24 overs to bat and finished with 2/119. Turtle 64 and the big Giraffe 34 with an opening stand of 97. We look to take that momentum into round 3 versus Pulteney.
C Grade – B2 vs Hectorville
Goodwoods 3rd XI rocked up to play Hectorville at Daly Oval to what looked a good batting deck. Captain ‘Bourbon’ Dan gave a loud call of ‘Heads’, up came the picture of Lizzie and the decision was made to bat. Seasoned veteran Simon Robinson and young gun Jarad Satanek opened the innings and put on a solid 79 run stand before a run out broke the partnership. Against all odds it was the youngster Satenek that was the slower of the 2 batters and was claimed in that mix up for 36. Robbo went on to score his second half ton of the year with a 63 run effort before being caught by a cracking catch. Marty Kimber provided some middle order runs with 36, while Scotty Fleming and Brayden ‘The Package’ Stringer provided some wag in the tail with 19 & 15 respectively. Roos ended the innings on a competitive total of 195
Hectorville faced 16 overs to round out day day 1 and ended on 1/51 with opening batsman Belgrade being dropped twice not helping the Goodwood cause. Josh Sale took the opening wicket for the innings picking up the edge which carried through to the keeper which Bradley took safe as a bank. Day 2 started slowly with the Roo’s taking 10 overs to claim their first scalp. Belgrade made us pay for the dropped catches with a well crafted 50 before Halliday snared him caught behind. Fernando also scored freely making 57 before Martin Kimber sent his off peg cartwheeling. Hectorville number 3 Wamsley was their next best with 27 and that’s where the good news ends for them. Heading into the main break, Hectorville was 5/158, needing only 38 more runs with 5 wickets in hand and the whole second session ahead of them.
I’m not sure what was in the afternoon tea that was served, but Josh Sale & Martin Kimber loved it. After the main break the 2 spearheads came out and bowled in perfect unison to instigate a Hectoville collapse and have them lose 5/10. In the 15 overs directly after play resumed, Josh and Marty had bowling figures of 7.2 overs 5 maidens 4/3 & 7 overs 6 maidens 0/5 respectively. It was a remarkable effort from the bowlers and well backed up in the field with the application of pressure on the batsmen causing them to take a silly single that resulted in Fleming rocketing a throw into Kimber over the bails to effect a run out. Goody Roo’s were victorious with Hectorville falling just short on 168.
Roo’s went back in for 20 overs and ending up on 3/47. Satanek was the not out batsman on 19 and Wray unlucky to be caught by the bowler off the last ball of the day.
Special mention to ‘The Package’ Brayden Stringer who took his first senior wicket on the weekend. Just for the record, it was a cracking one handed catch from the Captain ‘Bourbon’ Dan, buy me a beer in the clubrooms and I’ll be more than happy to give a full rundown of the spectacular event.
Josh Sale has continued his excellent form with figures of 5/28 his new personal best. This also chalks up 100 wickets for Goodwood which is an excellent result from ‘Garage’ Sale!! Congratulations mate.
Congratulation to Jarrad Satanek, Brayden Stringer, Ben Bronner who all played in their first senior victory for Goodwood Roo’s!!
Modbury @ Modbury next weekend, lets make it 2 in a row!!!
D Grade – C2 vs St Peters Old Collegians
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, SPOC lost their opening batsman Geraghty on the very first ball of the match, bowled off stump by a corker of a delivery from Peter Jolley! However, the reigning C3 Grade premiers rebuilt, worked hard and produced three strong 50+ run stands to post a sizeable 246 all out in the 67th over. Hunter batted beautifully for his 67, well supported by Ralston (44). Finocchio (40) and Wells (38) continued to frustrate, and at times, blunt Goodwood’s attack. The pick of Goodwood’s bowlers was Daniel Szkup, taking 3/24 from nine overs and two maidens. Peter Jolley (8 overs, 1 maiden 2/28) and Niko Mitkas-Lambros (10.4 overs, 2 maidens 2/32) also bowled very well.
In response, Goodwood were bowled out for 125 in the 68th over. Only one sizeable partnership of note – Daniel Vogt and Peter Jolley putting on 40 runs for the 2nd wicket. Daniel Vogt was the standout, top-scoring batsman for the Roos making 25. Only three other batsmen made it into double figures. It must be said however that the SPOC bowling for a very high majority of the Goodwood innings was exemplary – superb fast, accurate bowling. Christie-Taylor took 3/27 from 14 overs for SPOC and was well supported by Hinchcliff (the fastest of the bowlers), taking 2/13 from 16 overs and 11 maidens! All round, SPOC were too good for Goodwood in all facets of the game. However, Goodwood’s captain was proud of his team’s ability to grind, be patient and fight for more than 67 overs with the bat against a high-quality bowling attack.
LO2 vs Glenunga(wk1) & Pulteney(wk2)
Round 2 v Glenunga
On a beautiful sunny day in October, we won, Glenunga lost, Scroopy made runs, Rooster returned to cricket and belted some zacks, afternoon tea was the winner and the Cabra outfield finally started to look unlike a parking lot in the sahara.
Captain Potts continued his incredible form winning his 2nd toss in a row and electing to bat. New opening pair Jason Scroop (67) and Colin Packer (6) led from the front and setup a large score for the Roos. Hayden Andrews (21) and Darren Martin (20) batted well but returning to cricket after a hiatus lasting several years, giant Jeff Arisitdou made an impressing 44 with a couple of might zacks. The big Rooster impressed right from ball 2 where he fell over attempting to hit the ball.
After one of the finest afternoon teas available on the 24th of October, Glenunga set out to chase the Roos total of 199. Most of our bowlers bowled well on a very flat track, fast outfield and against a good quality batting line up. Glenunga pushed us all the way, eventually getting bowled out and falling 40 runs short but with 7 overs still to bat.
Next match, Pulteney… who forfeited round 1, and lost round 2…. What will they bring to the table in round 3? Who killed Laura Palmer?
To be Continued…
Round 2 v Pulteney
It was Leland Palmer and Pulteney forfeited on us. Bring on Marion !