Roo’s Round 3 Wrap
A Grade – A1 vs
B Grade – A2 vs Pulteney
At home, hosting Pulteney back from the spring racing carnival we lost the toss and were put in on a damp wicket. Pulteney bowled well early with one of their opening bowlers returning 6 overs 1/1. We worked our way into the game with a number of good partnerships batting around Darren Martin who made a patient 78 that featured some big hitting as in the later part of his innings. Hayden Andrews also played a very good knock helping setup a strong position of 2/150 with 10 overs to go. The last 10 saw a number of cameos from Pulli who we welcomed back for his first game returning from England, Junior and Chunys who went in with four overs to go and hit 35 off 16 balls (including 3 or 4 air swings that could have easily gone the distance too). With 259 on the board we were in a strong position. Pulteney got away quickly and were scoring around 5 an over and had got to 3/70 off 17. A great spell by Pulli who picked up a wicket with his first ball, a well flighted ‘Fiji’ ball and a couple more finishing with 3 and Tim Keen who was unplayable at times a very handy spell of 10 overs 2/29. Brad Tanner finished strong and is improving rapidly also 3/27. On the board now and some great belief amongst the boys. Martin 78, Lovering 32, Andrews 31, Puliatti 30, Chunys 35*. Tanner 3/27, Puliatti 3/23, Keen 2/29. Ingle Farm next week
C Grade – B2 vs Modbury
This week the 3rd XI packed an overnight bag and started the trek out to Modbury at lunchtime Wednesday to arrive in time for game. With some wet weather during the week the pitch was soft and Modbury after winning the toss didn’t hesitate to send Goodwood in to bat. Innings number 1 was underway with the first couple of overs uneventful as Satanek & Cook found their feet before Satanek was dismissed in the 4th. This triggered a semi collapse with 2 more wickets falling in the following over leaving GCC in a tough position at 3/10 after 5 overs. Out came Scott Fleming who batted with patience and a cool head to build an innings that lasted until over 38 including a solid 42 run stand with fellow young gun Brayden Stringer. Contributions from Flem(28), Cook(16) & Stringer(16) helped the roo’s claw their way to a meager 113.
After the break Modbury began their innings in quite a different fashion with their 2 openers putting on 61 runs in 19 overs, Stringer breaking their partnership in the over before drinks with a snick through to Bradley behind the stumps. Goodwood bowlers rallied with some strong attack lead by Stringer(9 over 2/19), Hardham(9 overs 2/21) & Maliduwa(9 overs 2/33) taking the next 6 wickets for 32 runs and having us back in the game with Modbury 7/95 chasing 114 for the win. Their 8th wicket fell with the total at 112, but some hard hitting from their number 6 took them over the line 8 down and ending up all out for 136.
Next game is Flinders Park @ Lockleys with the C grade looking to go 2 and 2 to balance the ledger for the season.
D Grade – C2 vs Gaza
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Elias George and Ryan Miller got the Goodwood Roos off to an excellent start reaching 48 without loss in the 14th over before the match turned on a dime! George reached 22 before he was lbw to Tate, Goodwood losing their 1st wicket at 48. Shortly after, Ranaweera bowled Ryan Miller for 18 and from there, Goodwood proceeded to lose 10 wickets for 34 runs to be bowled out for 82 in the 40th over. Only Hugh Verrall provided any further effective resistance for Goodwood making 15, just three Roos batsmen reaching double-figures. It was a good all-round bowling performance from Gaza with Jones taking 3/24 from 8.1 overs and two wickets each to the very economical medium-pace and off-spin bowling of Tate and Ranaweera respectively.
Despite a strong response from Goodwood’s bowlers, 82 shouldn’t have been, and wasn’t, enough to win the match. Stephen Keen was the pick of them with 9 overs 2 mdns 2/18. Ned Halliday also picked up two wickets. Gaza reached the winning runs in the 26th over for the loss of five wickets, getting to 5/96 after 26 overs before deciding to conclude the match – Gaza winning by five wickets. Saxby opening the batting, was top scorer for the match, finishing with 26 not out. Goodwood are now one win & two losses while Gaza have won their first three matches of the 15-16 Season. This is Jonny Othitis signing off – until conclusion of round 4, it’s bye for now
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