Roo’s Round 4 Wrap
A1 vs Grange @ Goodwood
A2 vs Ingle Farm @ Ingle Farm
The B grade ventured out to Skid Rowe to take on Ingle Farm’s A grade who were sitting in the top 4. We won the toss, batted first and managed to get to tea at 4/89. Kyle Harding not out at tea went on to play a brilliant innings characterised by hard running, concentration, determination and his new find off Gumtree. He batted through to be last man out on 97 helping us get to 204. Ingle Farm lost early wickets thanks to a great opening spell by Brad Tanner and Junior Muggleton and we had Ingle Farm 4/27 off 23 overs. They then put on a good partnership to be in a very similar position at 4/93 at tea. After Tea Jim Llewellyn and Tim Keen bowled beautifully drying up the scoring and each creating opportunities. Tim Keen produced some cracking deliveries taking the key wickets after tea along with Junior who finished with 3. Tim fought back really well to produce the amazing figures of 15 overs 5/25 and had to contend with bowling into a very strong wind. We then had 19 overs to bat and Hayden Andrews batted with some real class against the A2 competitions leading wicket taker making 40, we finished with 2/80. This result should see us move into the top 4 now as we look to host Rostrevor at home next round. Goodwood 204; Harding 97, Lovering 30 and 2/80; Andrews 40 vs Ingle Farm 133; Keen 5/25, Muggleton 3/15
B2 vs Flinders Park @ Lockleys
Day 1 at the picturesque Lockleys saw Captain Stevo win the toss convincingly and send Flinders Park in for a bat. Flinders Park had one early wicket fall but a solid 50 from their number 3 put them in good stead to build a solid innings. J Sale and S Keen bowled well to take a few quick wickets and dry up the runs. Flinders Park ended their innings on 178 and leaving Goodwood 23 overs to finish out the day. Pick of the bowlers were Keen 3/, Sale, Fleming, Hardham all 2/. 2 quick wickets left us 2/40ish overnight with the not out batsmen Lloyd Cook & Ben Wray.
Day 2 saw a good start to the day with Cook & Wray getting to 2/108 before razor lost his wicket. What followed was a genuine middle order collapse. From 2/108 Goodwood was 8/138 in the blink of an eye. With Josh Sale joining Lloyd at the crease they managed to build a partnership and get the Roo’s over the line. When Sale was dismissed we were 9/185. What followed next was a record breaking 10th wicket partnership from Lloyd Cook & Stephen Keen. Lloyd was 97* and Keen fresh to the crease, then an unbeaten 125 run partnership ensued with Lloyd Cook finishing the day 169* & Stephen Keen 45*. Congratulation to both batsmen for setting the new 10th wicket stand for Goodwood. In addition, Lloyd’s 169* moves him into 5th for Goodwood CC individual batting scores & Stephen’s 45* is a new personal batting record.
Next round is the bye so I’m feeling confident we won’t be defeated in round 5.
C2 vs Brighton @ Brighton
Goodwood won the coin toss and elected to field first. Brighton raced to 92 without loss in the 14th over before Niko Lambros-Mitkas removed McInerney for a blistering 67 – well caught by Ryan Miller at mid-off. McInerney scored well over a run a ball. Goodwood fought back well to bowl Brighton out for 231 in the 69th over. A few drop catches meant that Goodwood were required to chase 232 for victory instead of 180-190. Brighton’s captain, Opitz, ended up with 46 after being dropped in the last over before tea when he had at least 20 runs less next to his name. Luke Sale was the pick of Goodwood’s bowlers, taking 3/34 from 12 overs and two maidens. He bowled beautifully, a superb line and length right throughout his spells. Niko Lambros-Mitkas (10 overs, two maidens 3/39) and Ryan Miller (14.2 overs, four maidens 2/34) also bowled well.
In pursuit of 232 from their allotted 72 overs, Goodwood got off to a great start after losing Elias George in the second over. Lee Smallacombe and Ryan Miller put on 48 for the second wicket in seven overs of enterprising stroke play. After Lee Smallacombe was adjudged lbw for a well made, entertaining 41, Goodwood proceeded to lose six wickets for 18 runs going from 4/91 to all out for 109 in the 42nd over. Only Lee Smallacombe, Ryan Miller and captain Jon Othitis reached double-figures. Overall, it was a bitterly disappointing batting display from Goodwood in their 1st innings. Brighton’s captain, Ron Opitz, was the best of their bowlers delivering a very damaging and economical spell of 13 overs, eight maidens 5/9. He was very accurate and did not bowl one loose delivery. Brighton won on first innings by 121 runs. As Goodwood were more than 100 runs behind on the first innings, Brighton decided to enforce the follow on. Eighteen overs were bowled in Goodwood’s second innings, finishing at 5/102. Ryan Miller made a sparkling 36, quicker than a run-a-ball (including eight boundaries). Captain Othitis was there at the end on 24 not out. Ladner took 3/18 from four overs for Brighton in their 2nd innings with ball.