JACK PACE ROUND 4 v YARALLA AT GODDARD OVAL, CONCORD ON SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER, 2016: REPORT BY TOM ROBERTSON
Another game at Goddard Oval and another golden for Ian Allmey. First ball of the game!
At 5 – 32 we were in a real pickle. Enter knights in shining armour, Leroy Maurer (15 years old) with 46 and Ed Smith with 46* in a cracking well timed partnership of 75. We finished strongly with what we thought was still a below par 8-147.
We started with Yaralla on the attack and things seemed dire. Luke Duggan (4-37) came on first change and couldn’t find his line until he decided to let nature do its work; he lofted up some gentle away swingers which no-one could resist. Caught Alton van Straalen at second slip. bowled Luke 2 balls in a row. Things were looking up!
Ian (Robertson) bowled straight and kept the scoring rate well down. It was now time for batting hero Ed Smith to continue his most remarkable season. Seems blowing his Achilles is the best move he’s done in 20 years. Ed (3-27) came on and removed tail-enders and most importantly their No.1 bat which took the game away from them.
Great bowling display and sensational win!
The Team was: – Ian Allmey (c) 0; Tom Robertson 6, Curtis Murray 17, Paul Nash 4, Leroy Maurer 46, Alton Von Straalen 0, Ed Smith 46*, Luke Duggan 10, Matt Gale (w) 8, Ian Robertson 0* and Shane Peterson dnb
The Result was: –
C.C.N.S.W.: – 8-147 (E. Smith 46*; L. Maurer 46) (35 overs)
Yaralla C.C.: – 10-130 (L. Duggan 4- 37) (32 overs)
By 17 runs.
FoW: – 1- 0 (I. Allmey) 2-17 (T. Robertson) 3-28 (C. Murray) 4-32 (P. Nash) 5-32 (A. van Straalen) 6-107 (L. Maurer) 7-124 (L. Duggan) 8-143 (M Gale)
The Bowling was: – S. Peterson 4-0-21-1; P. Nash 5-0-17-0, L. Duggan 6-0-37-4; I. Robertson 6-2-14-1; E. Smith 7-1-27-3; and T. Robertson 4-1-10-1
The Fielding was: – Stumpings: Nil
Catches: two to A. Van Straalen; one catch to each of L. Duggan, C. Murray and T. Robertson
Run-outs: – Nil